Raising the Level of Quality
Installed in the Show Village Home 2001 built by D.R. Horton is high-quality fiber glass insulation from CertainTeed Corp. -- a firm strongly committed to providing quality building products to the homebuilding industry. All CertainTeed insulation plants are ISO 9002 registered.For residential applications, CertainTeed standard fiber glass batts and rolls are available both unfaced and kraft faced. High-performance sidewall batts, a higher density insulation, are available to provide higher R-values (3-1/2" thick R-15 for 2" x 4" construction; 5-1/2" thick R-21 for 2" x 6" construction). And for cathedral ceiling applications, 8-1/4" thick R-30 and 10" thick R-38.
The company also offers NoiseReducer® Sound Control Batts, ideal for areas such as in-home offices, master bedroom suites, entertainment rooms, kitchens, baths and utility rooms to reduce sound produced by office or entertainment equipment, and plumbing systems. CertainTeed's ToughGard™ Duct Board helps reduce sound in HVAC systems.
When blown-in insulation is desired, CertainTeed offers InsulSafe® 4, the world's premier product. It is noncombustible, noncorrosive and odor-free. And for blow-in-blanket applications, OPTIMA® offers higher thermal and acoustical properties, installs dry and will not settle.
CertainTeed was instrumental in the development of a Certified Contractor Program for insulation installers, a formal quality assurance program designed to increase the trade contractor's quality and efficiency. Certified by the NAHB Research Center, contractors receive mandatory training and are subject to semi-annual office and job site inspections and audits.
For builders the Certified Contractor Program helps to insure consistent, high-quality installations, prevent construction delays and reduce callbacks. CertainTeed also provides builder sales team training on the program advantages, as well as promotional material for job sites and model homes.
The CertainTeed Building Solutions® program provides new homebuilders with a variety of product, marketing and customer satisfaction benefits. In addition to access to CertainTeed's full line of products, builder members qualify for model home discounts, Fax-on-Demand 24-hour-a-day service information, and design/technical support via the Internet and in person.
Builders also receive comprehensive marketing materials, as well as membership in the Preferred Builder program, a CertainTeed and Home Planners program that offers hot consumer leads, discounted house plans, custom marketing tools, Internet listings and magazine exposure.
For consumers, Building Solutions provides comprehensive warranty protection (including SureStart added protection during the first five years after installation); an attractively packaged warranty folio and housewarming gift; and access to a consumer hotline.
For more information, please contact:
CertainTeed at 800-223-8990
or www.certainteed.com.