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Foam Insulation Achieves GREENGUARD® Certification
CertaSprayTM closed-cell foam insulation has achieved GREENGUARD® Indoor Air Quality and GREENGUARD Children & Schools certification.

December 30, 2008 - (Valley Forge, Pa.) – Joining the ranks of more than 20 CertainTeed Insulation products to be certified, CertainTeed Corporation is proud to announce that CertaSprayTM closed-cell foam insulation has achieved GREENGUARD® Indoor Air Quality and GREENGUARD Children & Schools certification.

Facilitated by the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute, both certification programs require products to meet stringent standards in regard to chemical and particle emissions that can compromise healthy indoor air quality.

“Achieving GREENGUARD certification for CertaSpray closed-cell spray foam is demonstrative of CertainTeed’s ongoing commitment to provide its customers with energy-efficient and environmentally sound solutions,” says Howard Deck, President of CertainTeed Insulation. “We are meeting the growing needs of the green building market by providing a single source for a wide variety of GREENGUARD certified insulation products.”

Introduced earlier this year, CertaSpray is a polyurethane foam that is sprayed into a building cavity and quickly expands to fill every opening that can potentially leak air. By reducing air leakage, CertaSpray minimizes hot and cold spots and provides outstanding comfort and indoor air quality by impeding the penetration of moisture and outdoor allergens. The foam results in a hard, rigid consistency that provides superior insulating power and adds structural integrity to walls.

CertaSpray can be used in whole house and building applications or in combination with fiber glass insulation and is an ideal solution for hard-to-reach areas, such as cathedral ceilings, knee walls and roof decks. The product helps meet the requirements of an ENERGY STAR® home and is only installed by CertainTeed qualified contractors in order to achieve the most rigorous quality standards.

CertainTeed offers a comprehensive line of insulation products, including time-tested and trusted fiber glass insulation batts and rolls, polyurethane spray foam, innovative vapor retarder technology, as well as highly regarded HVAC products. All of CertainTeed’s insulation products can help building professionals qualify toward credits for both the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) through the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the National Association of Home Builders’ Green Building (NAHB) Program.

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About CertainTeed
Through innovation and creative product design, CertainTeed has helped shape the building products industry for more than 100 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm made its slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," which quickly inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed® is North America’s leading brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, windows, fence, decking, railing, trim, foundations, pipe, insulation, gypsum, ceilings and access covers.

Headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa., CertainTeed and its affiliates have more than 7,000 employees and more than 70 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. In 2007 the group had total sales of more than $3 billion.


For more information contact:
Michael B. Loughery, CertainTeed
(610) 341-7328

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