WHO WE ARE
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.
A Brief History
When George Brown founded the General Roofing Manufacturing Company in 1904, he could not have imagined the explosive growth this country would experience. The company’s name was changed in 1917 to Certain-Teed from its slogan “Quality made certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed.” The company continued to grow as the premier asphalt shingle manufacturer. In the 1960’s, the company acquired both a fiberglass insulation business and PVC pipe businesses which led to the introduction of solid vinyl siding. The addition of both Gypsum and Ceilings in 2007 rounded out the scope of building materials currently manufactured by CertainTeed.
RATED #1 BY BUILDING PROFESSIONALS CertainTeed and Wolverine products combine to offer the industry’s most complete line – the #1 choice of building professionals. For 11 years in a row, independent surveys from every major trade publication have confirmed CertainTeed as the preferred brand of architects, designers, builders and remodelers. 2. COLOR & STYLE LEADERSHIP CertainTeed offers the widest array of colors in the industry and was the first to introduce unique, darker shades. All CertainTeed vinyl siding products are covered with PermaColor™ Lifetime Fade Protection and are certified through the Vinyl Siding Institute’s Certification Program*. CertainTeed has a broad choice of styles that complement any architectural design and was the first manufacturer to produce siding utilizing a direct transfer system from real cedar boards for natural TrueTexture™ finishes.
RESIDENTIAL ROOFING FROM CERTAINTEED®
WITH MORE THAN 300 ROOFING OPTIONS TO CHOOSE FROM, AND QUALITY STANDARDS THAT LEAD THE INDUSTRY, YOU CAN REST EASILY KNOWING CERTAINTEED HAS YOU COVERED.
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®.