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New CertainTeed Restoration Millwork® Cortex® Hidden Fastening System Delivers a Smarter Way to Install Exterior Trim


(Valley Forge, Pa.) – By delivering the easiest, most effective method available for installing cellular PVC trim, the Restoration Millwork® Cortex® Hidden Fastening System further strengthens CertainTeed’s position as a single source for exterior building solutions. The specially engineered system eliminates the need for the labor-intensive and imperfect process of driving multiple nails, caulking holes, sanding and painting. Cortex fasteners also offer a stronger connection, with higher withdrawal values than nails.

“We are excited to introduce this tailor-made, smarter solution for Restoration Millwork trim installation,” said Matt Gibson, director of channel marketing for the CertainTeed Siding Products Group. “Our collaboration with FastenMaster, the manufacturer of the Cortex Hidden Fastening System, demonstrates our continuing dedication to being a high quality, one-stop-shop.”

The Restoration Millwork Cortex Hidden Fastening System is designed for use with Restoration Millwork PVC trim in thicknesses of 5/8- to 5/4-inch. Each package includes all of the recommended fasteners, plugs and setting tools and is available in 50, 250 and 750 lineal foot packages. Fasteners can be used with Restoration Millwork in both smooth and TrueTexture™ finishes and can be painted if desired.

The system can be installed using a standard 18-volt cordless impact drill, setting the fastener perpendicular to the trimboard using the custom setting tool and driving it in. The simple process is finished by setting the Restoration Millwork cellular PVC trim plug into the hole, then gently tapping it until it is flush with the trimboard. Once applied, Cortex concealed fasteners are almost invisible to ensure a precise, beautifully finished look.

The Restoration Millwork full line of trim, beadboard and accessories is engineered to look, feel and work like top-grade lumber. Unlike wood, however, it is made with a long-lasting, low-maintenance material that is resistant to UV rays, rotting, warping, moisture and insects. Offered in Natural White finish, Restoration Millwork can also be painted to complement exterior colors and cut using ordinary woodworking tools and features a Class A (Class 1) flame spread classification and 25-year limited warranty.

For more information, call CertainTeed at 800-233-8990 or visit

About CertainTeed
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, foundations, pipe, insulation, gypsum, ceilings and access covers.

A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest building products company, CertainTeed and its affiliates have more than 6,000 employees and more than 65 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. Recognized as a 2009 and 2010 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, CertainTeed earned the 2011 and 2012 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award, the highest level of recognition for outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through energy efficiency. The group had total sales of approximately $3.2 billion in 2011.