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New Resource Helps Construction Professionals Implement Outstanding Exterior Designs

(Valley Forge, Pa.) – A new exterior design resource from CertainTeed Corporation, the Living Spaces™ Idea Book, equips building professionals with a new tool to drive creativity and ultimately sales. The Living Spaces Idea Book helps building professionals maximize design potential by incorporating a wide selection of long-lasting, low-maintenance exterior products.

“With the Living Spaces Idea Book, building professionals can recommend superior designs to homeowners, while gaining a competitive edge,” says Phyllis Vail, director of marketing for CertainTeed’s Siding Products Group. “This valuable tool supports their success by inspiring creative combinations of siding, exterior trim, railing, fence and deck products.”

Complete with examples of well-designed home exteriors, porches, versatile decks and open-air rooms, the Living Spaces Idea Book equips contractors, builders and remodelers with the best of CertainTeed’s color, textures and style combinations. It features attractive product blends for suburban and beach homes, and shows complementary selections for farm residences and mountain hide-aways as well. For each example offered, multiple color and texture variations are highlighted to help building professionals meet customer preferences.

“The 52-page book houses inspiration for our customers to create innovative, dynamic designs,” adds Vail. “And, they can keep it with them on the go.”

Building professionals can also take advantage of CertainTeed’s ColorView™ online tool to help homeowners envision what their choices will look like by viewing color combinations and styles on a wide selection of pre-mapped homes or an uploaded photo of a specific house.

CertainTeed offers a comprehensive line of low-maintenance, high-quality and sustainable exterior building products including siding, trim and accessories, decking, railing and fence products. Popular product lines include Cedar Impressions® Polymer Siding, Weatherboards™ Fiber Cement Siding, EverNew® Vinyl Decking and Restoration Millwork®. For more information, call (800) 233-8990 or visit certainteed.com.

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 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 billion in 2010. www.certainteeed.com