CertainTeed Corporation is a North American manufacturer of building materials for both commercial and residential construction and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Saint-Gobain SA, the world's largest manufacturing company based in Paris. CertainTeed exports building material products worldwide.

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  • Welcome autumn. And welcome to our next installment of our series on Greening Your Home. Now is the time to begin taking inventory of things that need to be addressed around the home before winter sets in. Our durability checklist will help you make some steps to ensure that your home is ready for extra [...]

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  • It may seem somewhat obvious today, but back in the 60’s and 70’s, we simply didn’t understand a lot about air-tightness.  The one thing we did know at least was that it was leaking out and with that leakage, a lot of energy was lost.  The next step was to figure out how to measure [...]

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  • It’s the real-life monster that no one wants in their home. It’s the four-letter word that causes homeowners to scream in terror. It’s mold, and it’s a problem for many homeowners. For some people, indoor mold spores can cause symptoms ranging from sneezing and eye irritation to serious lung problems. The good news is that [...]

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  • Can you design for durability? Yes!  But the idea of durability is like the elephant in a phone booth for architects. I think there is an assumption on the part of the design community that manufacturers are able to create products that easily become systems in the field and therefore will be successful. It is [...]

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  • According to the EPA nine out of 10 homes in the U.S. do not have enough insulation but unless you’re building new, it’s not always cost effective (or desirable) to take down all the walls in your house to add insulation. That said, there is one time when it makes perfect sense to add insulation [...]

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  • You may be able to pay for a quick weekend DIY project with cash or credit cards, but larger projects such as a new roof or a major remodel can require you to explore other payment options. While that may seem intimidating, it can be straightforward if you do your homework and prepare. We asked [...]

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  • Many changes have taken place in the building envelope in order to keep pace with the requirements of the International Energy Conservation Code and programs like LEED. The innovations that have occurred in the opaque elements of the building may have been maxed out for now.  We can’t push them too much further with our [...]

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  • Increase comfort and lower energy bills with these expert tips It’s that time of year when temperatures really begin to heat up and air conditioners go into overdrive. We like to use that constant hum as a reminder to check our homes and make sure we are doing everything to keep our energy bills low [...]

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  • Welcome to the third installment of our Homeowner’s Guide to Greener Living.  Today we are focusing on making sure your outdoor living spaces and the tools you use to maintain them are in line with your goals for greener living. Over the years people have gone from spending most of their time outdoors to spending [...]

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  • Corners require technical knowledge, skill, and persistence to finish to the customer’s expectations. Drywall covers a large surface area of the visible interior of most buildings, which means details matter if you want to meet or exceed the customer’s expectations. Something as minor as a screw pop can raise concerns about the quality of the [...]

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  • New acoustic drywall technology adds appeal to a growing trend in zero lot line homes One of the biggest challenges builders face nationwide is a lack of available lot space. According to recent data from the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB), lot availability has hit a record low. The study showed that 64 percent of builders reported [...]

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  • Tools and guidance for your indoor renovations abound but how do you best maximize your curb appeal and return on investment on highly visible exterior projects? We have found six free tools that take the guess-work out of the planning process so you get the results you want. iDreambookTM from CertainTeed®. This comprehensive Apple® iBook tool [...]

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  • Goodbye gut feelings, new state-of-the-art tools are giving homeowners data-based insights into what’s driving the inefficiencies in their homes. Imagine x-ray vision that can see through walls and identify areas of heat loss or find hidden water damage, air readings that give you a real-time look at your air quality. Imagine making educated home improvement [...]

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  • A look at the science and savings behind the energy efficient roofing movement In an attempt to combat the urban heat island effect, Los Angeles implemented an ordinance that went into effect this year requiring all new and refurbished homes to have a cool roof. In other words, a roof designed to reflect more of [...]

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  • Many of us have applied the roller method (i.e.: rolling thinned-down joint compound on ceilings or walls) when we are doing some texturing work, but how many have tried the roller method for finishing coats? I discovered the concept on one of my drywall jobs years ago when we were matching a texture on a [...]

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  • We all know that acoustics is the science of sound…but what is sound? Acoustics is more than just sound science.  Acoustics drives well-being, health and comfort within many different spaces.  Unfortunately there really hasn’t been a lot of clarity on how to practically manage acoustics. Whenever I talk about acoustics, I always come back to [...]

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  • Building Forward: This month we are focusing on innovations in home design and improvement. HGTV-host and father of two, Scott McGillivray, searches for drywall options tough enough for a playroom When creating the playroom in his forever home, contractor, HGTV host and father of two, Scott McGillivray naturally worried about the durability of the room. He and his [...]

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  • The past few decades have seen an abundance of research tying all manner of health issues to poor indoor air quality (IAQ). While most people typically think of smoke stacks and smog when they think of polluted air, the fact is that there are more negative health effects from indoor air pollution than outdoor. Poor [...]

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