CertainTeed Cedar Impressions polymer shakes and shingle siding is now certified through the Vinyl Siding Institute Product Certification Program.
CertainTeed Cedar Impressions polymer shakes and shingle siding is now certified
through the Vinyl Siding Institute
(VSI) Product Certification Program. The certification provides installers and
homeowner’s confidence in the siding’s high performance attributes, verified
through an independent certification program. Cedar Impressions, known for its
realistic design and detail, also meets the 2006 International Building Code and
2006 International Residential Code as indicated by the ICC Evaluation
“Form and function go hand in hand with our Cedar Impressions line
of polymer siding, as it does with all our siding products,” said Drew Brandt,
director of product marketing for CertainTeed’s Siding Products Group. “The
authentic detail that creates the timeless beauty of Cedar Impressions is
immediately visible; whereas performance isn’t always as evident. VSI’s
independent certification is one more way we let customers know that Cedar
Impressions meets industry performance standards.”
With more than a decade of
successfully certifying exterior cladding products, VSI added polypropylene,
commonly referred to as polymer siding to its VSI Product Certification Program
in 2010. To qualify, polypropylene siding must meet or exceed the performance
criteria of the ASTM D7254 Standard Specification for Polypropylene (PP) siding,
which includes tests for weatherability, wind resistance, and impact resistance,
among others. VSI’s third-party administrator, Architectural Testing, Inc.
(ATI), reviews and conducts twice yearly, unannounced inspections.
addition to being an attractive, durable choice for home exteriors, certified
polypropylene siding offers added assurance that the product has passed a
variety of performance tests,” said VSI President and Chief Executive Officer
Jery Y. Huntley. “While some manufacturers claim their siding meets the industry
standard, certification through VSI is the only way customers can ensure that
their polypropylene siding has been independently verified by an accredited
quality control agency.”
Injection molded with durable polymer, Cedar
Impressions panels are thick and extra rigid. Its innovative features combine
for strong, consistent performance designed to withstand hurricane force winds.
Other performance attributes include a patented PanelThermometer and temperature
lines for precise installation and reinforced nail slots for secure
installation. Ribs on the back of the panels add structural stability for extra
protection against warping, cupping and distortion. A molded Perimeter Lock
creates a seamless look that also holds panels securely together.
classic design of Cedar Impressions captures the look of freshly sawn wood and a
finely crafted appearance without the expense and heavy maintenance of wood.
Cedar Impressions offers the widest color selection in the industry, ranging
from deep rich hues to the always popular neutrals, and fresh WaterColors to
provide unlimited design possibilities. For more information, visit www.certainteed.com.
CertainTeed Cedar Impressions Shakes and Shingles certified through the VSI Product Certification Program
November 11, 2010