Memorial Day is a Time to Remember and Gear Up for Summer

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The Memorial Day holiday, most importantly, is a time to remember our men and women in the military that made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and CertainTeed Corporation proudly salutes those who serve and have served. Families will also be gathering to watch parades, attend ceremonies, and use the long weekend to get outdoor living areas ready, so maximize outdoor improvement project budget with these six seasonal tips.

Kickoff a memorable season with outdoor living improvements

The Memorial Day holiday, most importantly, is a time to remember our men and women in the military that made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and CertainTeed Corporation proudly salutes those who serve and have served.

It also signals that summer is close at hand. Families will be gathering to watch parades, attend ceremonies, and use the long weekend to get outdoor living areas ready to enjoy the coming season to its fullest.

CertainTeed offers siding, roofing, decking, railing, exterior trim and fence product lines, proudly made in the U.S.A., that are designed to boost curb appeal while adding comfort, beauty, value and energy-savings. Maximize outdoor improvement project budget with these six seasonal tips:

ColorView® Mobile app provides a virtual view of planned renovations – Before embarking on any projects, try ideas digitally. The ColorView Mobile app shows how various exterior products will look prior to actual work commencing. In addition to experimenting with various styles and colors of CertainTeed roofing shingles, trim, vinyl and polymer siding, users can also choose from dozens of paint colors to apply to the front door, garage door, trim and shutters.

Or, download the free iDreamBook™ for the iPad® from the Apple® iBooks Store. The feature-packed, easy-to-use, fully interactive book incorporates videos, click-and-view images of dozens of exterior design ideas, and pop-up windows that make it easy to drill down, learn more about specific products and how they can help create anyone’s dream home.

A fantastic solution for leaky low-slope or flat roofs – Better weather means it’s time for a comprehensive roof audit. If a roof replacement is needed, the Flintlastic® SA (self-adhering) SBS modified bitumen low-slope and flat roofing system installs fast, looks fantastic and will last for many years. With seven colors available, it can also be color-coordinated to complement or match most home exteriors.

Use power of the sun to save a tidy sum – Roofs can also be big electricity generators. Solstice® is an attractive, solar system featuring highly efficient panels and a rugged mounting system. It installs easily onto any low-slope or steep-slope roof and comes backed by CertainTeed’s comprehensive system warranty, guaranteeing peace-of-mind for homeowners and protecting their investment. Solstice also qualifies for a 30 percent federal tax credit and state rebates and incentives. Additional incentives may be available through local utility providers.

Install a fire pit to create a landscape focal point – Outdoor fireplaces or fire pits are a popular and relatively affordable way to create a central gathering spot for entertaining and relaxing. They also can extend usability of outdoor spaces into the cooler months.

Coordinate sustainable fence, railing and decking and accessories – Bufftech® vinyl fence and EverNew® railing and decking offer pleasing aesthetics, durable performance and are virtually maintenance-free. Realistic vinyl fences replicate natural wood grain and stucco, and accents such as lattice, architectural accessories and other finishes allow for more creative latitude. Decorative balusters in different colors and textures, wrought iron or contemporary tempered glass provide further design flexibility. All are tops in quality and appearance, contain recycled materials, are easy to clean and offer outstanding warranty coverage.

Transform a backyard into an inviting space for entertaining – Add comfortable furniture and fun accessories; create specific areas for grilling, dining, and lounging. Solar outdoor lighting also creates a wire-free, comfortable and relaxing atmosphere after the sun goes down.

For additional home outdoor living ideas and inspiration, visit http://www.certainteed.com.

Images, product samples and industry comments are available upon request. To speak to an expert, contact Vicky Gallagher of CertainTeed Corporation at Victoria.M.Gallagher(at)saint-gobain.com or (610) 893-6002.

About CertainTeed

Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, has helped shape the building products industry for more than 110 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, 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. The group had total sales of approximately $3.3 billion in 2015. http://www.certainteed.com

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