THE CERTAINTEED FAMILY OF PRODUCTS
Designed to work together, the CertainTeed family of products provides countless options to create the space you’ve always dreamed about.
Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed has helped shape the building products industry for more than 110 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, 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.
UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF CERTAINTEED ROOFING IN MEETING GREEN BUILDING STANDARDS & CODES
CertainTeed Roofing demonstrates leadership in environmental stewardship by recycling the vast majority of internal waste created during manufacturing and also by developing new products and systems specifically designed to improve energy efficiency and reduce the environmental footprint of homes and buildings.
CertainTeed introduced the Roofing Responsibly™ program to encourage homeowners and contractors to recycle old roof systems at the end of their useful life. We have developed a portfolio of unique, patented products and systems to meet market demand for more environmentally sensitive and energy efficient products. Our Solaris™ shingle series and CoolStar® commercial products feature solar reflective surfaces designed to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions. CertainTeed continues to add new photovoltaic roofing systems and is developing a portfolio of products to address the needs of that important, growing market.
CertainTeed manufactures high-quality asphalt roofing shingles in a wide variety of styles and colors for residential applications. Asphalt roofing shingles are the most commonly used residential roofing products in the market. There are three major categories of roofing shingles including strip roofing shingles, dimensional roofing shingles and premium roofing shingles.
Strip shingles are the most basic of residential roofing products available in the market. They are single layered roofing shingles that are generally designed to look like slate. CertainTeed manufactures strip shingles under the product names CT™ 20, XT™ 25, and XT™ 30.
Dimensional roofing shingles typically are heavier weight than strip roofing shingles. They are manufactured as dual-layered products or multi-layered in the case of CertainTeed’s tri-laminate technology. CertainTeed manufactures the Landmark® Series Roofing Shingle as an example of a dimensional roofing shingle
Premium roofing shingles are typically laminated and provide enhanced aesthetics and an increased design element. CertainTeed manufactures Grand Manor®, Presidential Shake® TL, and Carriage House®.