CertainTeed Shingle Applicator’s Manual App Now Available for Easy-to-Access, Onsite Education
(Valley Forge, Pa.) – CertainTeed has released a mobile app for its roofing Shingle Applicator’s Manual (SAM). Available via the Google Play Store, the iTunes Store and the CertainTeed MyEDGE™ website (http://www.certainteed-myedge.com), the app is a practical, forward-thinking tool that brings the company’s robust roofing installation guide to roofing professionals’ mobile devices for use whenever, wherever they need it. CertainTeed is the only roofing manufacturer to offer this type of digital service.
The user-friendly app offers quick reference to detailed installation instructions and helpful product videos the company’s entire shingle product line, including three-tab, Patriot, Landmark®, Hatteras®, Presidential, Independence®, Highland Slate®, Grand Manor®, and Carriage House®. The education-based app is formatted for use on the iPhone, iPad and all Android devices.
“Education on proper roof system installation is an important service we provide the industry, and the app is an extension of this effort. We see it as both a quick reference guide for roofing contractors who are on the job and a portable teaching tool for veteran roofers. No other manufacturer offers an app like this, and we are pleased to make this tool available to our customers,” said Jay Butch, director of contractor programs and promotions for CertainTeed Roofing.
To search for the app, users simply type “CertainTeed” into the Google Play or iTunes search field and look for CertainTeed Roofing Shingle Applicator’s Manual. Once the app is downloaded, it is ready for use, and navigation of the tool is easy. A drop-down menu is prominently displayed on the app’s homepage that allows users to find brief product-specific instructional videos, how-to procedures for fastening shingles on low- and steep-slope roofs, instructions on the preferred methods of installation and much more.
The Roofing Shingle Applicator’s Manual app is a complementary tool to the popular CertainTeed SAM, which is the industry’s most comprehensive, fully illustrated guide to steep-slope roofing installation. It features application instructions for all CertainTeed shingle products as well as important guidelines for workmanship. Roofing contractors use it as a training tool, reference guide, and sales aid.
Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa., has helped shape the building products industry for more than 100 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm's slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," quickly inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed® is North America’s leading brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, gypsum and ceilings.
A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest building products company, CertainTeed and its affiliates have more than 5,700 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. For six consecutive years, the company has received top honors from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its contributions in protecting the environment and was most recently the recipient of the 2014 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award. The group had total sales of approximately $3.3 billion in 2013. www.certainteed.com