CertainTeed adds single 7-inch profile to its CedarBoard XL Insulated Siding brand

February 10, 2009 |

(Valley Forge, Pa.) February 10, 2009 – CertainTeed, a leading North American brand of interior and exterior building products, announces the recent addition of a Single 7-inch profile to its CedarBoards(TM) XL Insulated Siding line.


CedarBoards XL, the extra-length version of CedarBoards Insulated Siding, has all of the advantages of standard 12-foot length CedarBoards, but because it is 33 percent longer (16 feet, 8 inches), it reduces seams by 40 percent. It is available in the same 12 low-gloss siding colors as regular CedarBoards and can be installed with the standard length CedarBoards Single 7-inch profile panels.


“We are pleased to add the new Single 7-inch profile to our CedarBoards XL Insulated Siding line, as it will give contractors yet another option and help make their job easier,” says Phyllis Vail, Director of Marketing Communications for CertainTeed Siding Products Group. “Using CedarBoards XL helps to minimize seams, allowing for a smoother appearance. In addition, all of our CedarBoards products are ideal for green construction projects, as they improve the overall R-value of a traditionally insulated wood-framed wall by up to 39 percent and help reduce home heating and cooling costs.”


CedarBoards also helps meet the performance guidelines of an ENERGY STAR(R) qualified new home.


CedarBoards Insulated Siding is CertainTeed fastest-growing siding line. In addition to its enhanced thermal performance, the product’s custom-contoured foam insulation helps block sound infiltration and provides added strength and rigidity for outstanding impact resistance. Aesthetically, CedarBoards features a straight, flat face, a deep 3/4-inch panel projection and TrueTexture(TM) rough cedar finish molded from real cedar boards for the classic look of beautifully crafted wood siding.


All CertainTeed vinyl siding products help building professionals qualify toward credits for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED(R)) through the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and certification through the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Green Building Guidelines. For more information on the CedarBoards XL Single 7-inch profile and other CertainTeed vinyl siding products, call 800-233-8990, or go to certainteed.com.

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(R) 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 6,000 employees and more than 65 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. In 2008 the group had consolidated sales of more than $3 billion. www.certainteed.com



For more information contact:

Michael B. Loughery, CertainTeed

(610) 341-7328

Katie Burton

Miller Brooks, Inc.

11712 North Michigan Road

Zionsville IN 46077


317.873.8110 (fax)

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