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New CertainTeed® Cedar Impressions® Individual 5-inch Sawmill Shingle Siding Completes Custom Look for Parade of Homes Winner

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(Malvern, Pa.) – A new custom model home by Stewart Construction, Inc. of Burnt Hills, New York, recently received seven honors at the 2016 Capital Region Parade of Homes, including “Overall Favorite” and “Best Use of Innovative Materials.” The 2,488 square-foot, three-bedroom colonial style home is one of the first to feature CertainTeed® Cedar Impressions® Individual 5-inch Sawmill Shingle Siding. The polymer shingles feature proprietary CedarLife™ color technology with TrueTexture™ molded textures and patterns, which simulate the look of natural cedar shingles sawn in a lumber mill.

The individual sawmill shingles, installed on the front entryway in Rustic Blend, brought out the charm of the artful and warm exterior design that included a mixture of cladding materials, colors and profiles. CertainTeed Vinyl Carpentry®  trim in Savannah Wicker, MainStreetTM vinyl clapboard siding in Natural Clay and stone completed the coordinated look for undeniable curb appeal.

“We’ve been working with CertainTeed building products for more than five years, and have been impressed by the quality and durability of the exterior materials,” said Heather Stewart, co-owner, Stewart Construction. “Their new single shingle siding has an incredibly realistic look, even up close. By installing it on our model home, we knew it would add that extra ‘wow factor’ that would encourage excitement to open the front door.”

The winning home also received accolades for “Best Kitchen,” “Best Mudroom/Laundry,” “Best Outdoor Living,” “Best Master Bedroom Retreat” and “Best Interior Decorating.”

The annual event, sponsored by the Capital Region Builders & Remodelers Association, showcased 11 new builds throughout the Albany area. The Stewart Construction entry is located at 6 Carriage Run in Saratoga County’s Burnt Hills, West Wind Farms subdivision. With 20 available lots ranging from one to five acres in size, each home is custom-crafted to fit individual lifestyles and budget. West Wind Farms is also a designated conservation subdivision, where great care is taken to preserve the natural ponds and wild areas on the property.

CertainTeed Cedar Impressions Individual 5-inch Sawmill Shingle Siding is available in four CedarLife blended color families in varying widths, capturing cedar’s rustic charm while offering the design flexibility, easy installation and minimal maintenance of individual polymer shingles. The unique benefit of CedarLife blended color technology throughout the shingles is the accurate replication of the natural aging process of either Eastern White or Western Red Cedar. Homeowners can basically “stop time,” choosing a freshly sawn or aged appearance that can be enjoyed for a lifetime. Freedom of design is also possible through the ability to select individual shingle shades from any of the four color ways and mixing them into unique, one-of-a-kind designs with random textures, widths and coloration.

Cedar Impressions requires no painting or caulking, thus contributing to the sustainability of any project. It is virtually maintenance-free and is backed by a lifetime-limited warranty.

CertainTeed offers unsurpassed Freedom of Choice® through its industry-leading portfolio of long-lasting polymer, insulated and vinyl siding as well as roofing, fence, railing, decking and exterior trim. CertainTeed provides the advantage of using exterior products from a single source that are designed to mix-and-match with each other and feature authentic textures, versatile styles and rich color combinations, for a beautifully coordinated look. As the result of a strong commitment to environmental responsibility, CertainTeed is also the first manufacturer to issue and publish third-party validated life cycle assessments (LCA) for its vinyl, trim, fence and railing product lines. For more information, visit

About Stewart Construction

Stewart Construction is a second generation, family-owned and operated business, that has been building and remodeling homes in the Capital Region for 40 years. A small volume company, they take a very hands-on approach to each project and pride themselves on personal service and customer satisfaction. Along with backing every home with a Residential Warranty, homes may also be Energy Star labeled through New York State’s Energy Smart Program or the National Association of Home Builders. Homes may also be built to the standards of the ANSI- certified National Green Building Certification Program, which encompasses the Energy Star guidelines and goes on to address many other “green” features. These two programs ensure environmentally responsible homes.

About CertainTeed

Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, has helped shape the building products industry for more than 110 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, one of the world’s largest and oldest building products companies, CertainTeed and its affiliates have more than 5,700 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. The group had total sales of approximately $3.3 billion in 2015.