CertainTeed Supports Build for the Cure Home in S.C., Donates Innovative Gypsum Products

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The Susan G. Komen “Build for the Cure” home in Fort Mill, S.C. is well equipped for the region’s humid climate, thanks to the donation of moisture- and mold-resistant wallboard products from CertainTeed Gypsum.

Build for the Cure Home

“Build for the Cure is a program that does more than just build beautiful homes. It honors a great cause to make life better for the many women battling breast cancer. said Amy Lee, marketing communications manager for CertainTeed Gypsum.

The Susan G. Komen “Build for the Cure” home in Fort Mill, S.C. is well equipped for the region’s humid climate, thanks to the donation of moisture- and mold-resistant wallboard products from CertainTeed Gypsum.

Beginning in June, the installation of this high performance interior wallboard will be featured in the television program “For Your Home” on PBS stations across the U.S. In the episode, CertainTeed professional Don Taylor, LEED Green Associate, explains how to select the perfect wallboard for a home for both function and aesthetics.

“Build for the Cure is a program that does more than just build beautiful homes. It honors a great cause to make life better for the many women battling breast cancer,” said Amy Lee, marketing communications manager for CertainTeed Gypsum. “We are pleased to help with the donation of gypsum products that contribute to a healthy indoor environment.”

The 5,700 square foot home was built by E.S. Johnson Builders, LLC, and was completed in September 2009. The home includes several CertainTeed Gypsum products, including M2Tech® Moisture and Mold Resistant Gypsum Board, GlasRoc® Sheathing Type X, GlasRoc Tile Backer, as well as gypsum finishing products. Proceeds from home tours and the sale of the home benefited the local affiliate of The Susan G. Komen Foundation.

CertainTeed's ProRoc with M2Tech Gypsum Boards achieve best possible scores for mold resistance per ASTM D 3273 and ASTM G21. All of the face and back paper used in ProRoc Gypsum Board is made from 100 percent post-consumer recycled paper. Type X products are UL rated for fire resistance, and therefore improving safety and longevity of a building. CertainTeed’s product offerings can also contribute to LEED® credits for use in green building design projects.

Offering a broad range of gypsum and finishing products for interior and exterior needs, CertainTeed Gypsum has served the North American building industry for more than 80 years. This, in combination with the full range of affiliate CertainTeed Corporation’s building products, provides architects, contractors, builders and dealers one partner to provide service and support for commercial and residential building projects.
For more information, visit http://www.certainteed.com/gypsum.

About CertainTeed
Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed has helped shape the building products industry for more than 100 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm's slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," 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.

A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest building products company, CertainTeed and its affiliates, including CertainTeed Gypsum, have more than 6,000 employees and more than 65 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. In 2009 and 2010, CertainTeed, which is headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa., was named ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a national award that recognizes environmentally responsible corporations. The group had total sales of approximately $3 billion in 2009. http://www.certainteed.com.

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