CertainTeed CedarBoards siding raises the bar for recycled content

CertainTeed, headquartered in Valley Forge, PA, introduced its new CedarBoards Double 6-inch clapboard insulated vinyl siding with 60% recycled material—the highest recycled content of any vinyl siding product currently on the market, according to the company. This is being made possible by several partnerships forged by CertainTeed to develop a network of recyclers and a workable formula that meets the company’s stringent quality guidelines.

CertainTeed’s CedarBoards contain 60% recycled material, said to be the highest recycled content of any vinyl siding product on the market.

Recycled materials, including scraps from job sites, vinyl siding distributors, and other post-consumer sources, are integrated into the manufacturing process and verified by a third-party auditor on a quarterly basis. Ultimately, CertainTeed plans to work with its customers to develop a cradle-to-cradle program.

“This is wonderful news for CertainTeed and our customers, who will now earn even more points toward green building certifications by using this new CedarBoards siding product,” said Drew Brandt, marketing director for the CertainTeed Siding Products Group. “With its newly enhanced recycled content, CedarBoards D6 is one of the few cladding options available today that allows builders and designers to qualify for LEED-H, LEED-NC and NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) green building credits for environmentally preferred products. This adds to the energy optimization credits CedarBoards products have provided from the beginning.”

The CedarBoards vinyl siding is backed by extruded polystyrene insulation, which improves the energy efficiency of homes by insulating continuously over framing, where energy loss is greatest, said CertainTeed. Comprising up to a quarter of a home’s exterior, the wood studs of a traditionally insulated wood-framed wall act as thermal bridges that allow more energy to pass through. CedarBoards break this thermal bridge and increase the overall thermal performance of the wall by up to 30%.
The Double 6-inch profile is available in 12 and 16 ft, both with a 69% recycled content. In addition to the double 6-inch clapboard profile, CedarBoards is also available in single 7-inch clapboard, double 4-inch clapboard and double 4-1/2 inch Dutchlap profiles, said CertainTeed.

Molded from real cedar boards, CedarBoards has a natural rough-cedar texture and the flat-faced, straight-edged look of wide board wood siding. It comes in 18 colors and four styles, as well as two different panel lengths (12 ft by 6 inches, and 16 ft by 8 inches), and with a full contingent of specially designed trim and accessories. CedarBoards is backed by a lifetime limited warranty with CertainTeed’s exclusive PermaColor Lifetime Fade Protection. [email protected]

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