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CertaSpray™ Spray Foam Insulation Backed by Comprehensive Training, Technical Resources
2-1/2 day training program provides information essential to the selling, marketing and installation of spray foam

April 22, 2009 - (Valley Forge, Pa.) – CertainTeed is proud to offer insulation professionals comprehensive training on the new CertaSpray™ Foam Insulation. Taught by the company’s top building scientists and technical experts, the comprehensive 2-1/2 day program provides information essential to the selling, marketing and installation of spray foam. Topics of note include the building science behind the product, spray foam equipment maintenance, health and safety requirements and procedures, product installation, and more.

Christopher Cordeiro, installer and sales representative with M&M Insulation of Tampa, Fla., is one of three employees from his company who have already attended a CertaSpray training program. “The training was very nice, and the classroom experience was good. I especially found the hands-on work with the spray foam to be a great benefit. Of course, the time we had talking with other contractors was wonderful, too,” he says.

By design, the class goes beyond the technical manual, providing learning and experiences that make it a great program for installers, sales representatives, distributors, business owners and others interested in the growing spray foam segment.

“Our dedicated training facility in Blue Bell, Pa., gives our customers practical hands-on experience. The learning center is equipped with our own spray rig, complete with spray foam equipment, so attendees can learn about and experience CertaSpray in a real-world setting,” says Shawn Beears, marketing manager for CertainTeed’s Insulation Group.

Since the training, Cordeiro says the company purchased a spray rig and has already used CertaSpray on two commercial projects. “It’s a great product. Every time we have a foam job, CertaSpray is all we’re going to buy.” He adds that his customers were pleased with M & M Insulation’s installation of CertaSpray. “They thought the job looked great, even better than jobs they had seen with other spray foam products.”

Offered in both open- and closed-cell formulas, 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.

CertaSpray can be used in whole house and building applications or in combination with fiberglass 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 and equipment, including time-tested and trusted fiberglass insulation batts and rolls, fiberglass blow-in insulation, polyurethane spray foam, innovative vapor retarder technology, and highly regarded HVAC products as well as insulation blowing and foam application equipment. 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.

To learn more about the CertaSpray training, contact a local CertainTeed sales representative or call 800-233-8990.

Lionel Rossignol / CertainTeed Corporation
(610) 341-7313

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