A lucky family in Washington is the winner of a full siding and roofing makeover, courtesy of CertainTeed, the leading North American manufacturer of exterior and interior building products. The Cedar Impressions® contest was held to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the popular shake and shingle polymer siding product, with Arcadia Shake® luxury asphalt roofing bundled in the prize package for a complete exterior system providing maximum curb appeal and protection from the elements.
Renton, Washington residents Michael and Joan DeBry were chosen to receive a carefully selected combination of materials featuring the latest building science technology designed for superior moisture management due to the wet Pacific Northwest climate – a $35,000 total value. Plus, CertainTeed will even be providing the DeBrys a tax gross up payment intended to assist them with federal, state or other tax obligations related to the prize.
Designed to work together to prevent mold, decay and extreme weather related damage, CertaWrap™ Weather Resistant Barrier house wrap and accessories will be applied underneath Cedar Impressions Individual 5-inch Sawmill Shingle polymer siding and Vinyl Carpentry® trim.
The CertainTeed Integrity Roof System® included Arcadia Shake luxury shingles; Presidential® Starter shingles; DiamondDeck® and WinterGuard® synthetic underlayments; CertainTeed Ridge Vent attic ventilation; and Mountain Ridge® accessory shingles to give the roof a finished look.
“We did a lot of research for what to replace our deteriorating siding and roofing with before entering the contest, and we are excited to have our first choices installed – for free!” said Joan DeBry. “Cedar Impressions stood out because it really does look remarkably like real wood cedar shingles that add so much character to other homes in our area. But unlike our neighbors, we won’t have to worry about painting or staining ever again! And the split wood shake style of Arcadia asphalt roofing will perfectly complement our new siding.”
To enter the contest, homeowners were asked to share the story of their family home, along with photos, to explain why they felt they deserved to receive the makeover. Out of more than 100 entries, the DeBrys presented a very compelling case.
The DeBrys vividly explained the sentimental meaning of their house: It is their first and only home, where they’ve been owners to several dogs and made memories for more than 25 years. After 11 years of renting and moving from place to place, they had finally found a house they said was perfect to call their permanent home. Even as their lives and the house have changed over the years, they continue to see the home as a “blessing in their lives.” The remodel is a welcome renewal.
“Winning this contest is huge for us,” said Joan DeBry. “My husband and I are retired and on a budget, but our home needed a lot of things done – roofing and siding especially. It’s a big weight off our shoulders and a dream come true.”
Steadfast Construction, Inc. of University Place, Washington, is installing the siding. For more than 20 years, the family-owned business has specialized in exterior remodels. The company has worked with CertainTeed products for the last five years, during which it completed one of its largest projects to date using CertainTeed vinyl siding: 30 apartment buildings in Kent, Washington. Steadfast Construction is a CertainTeed 5-Star Contractor, a credential awarded to siding professionals who successfully complete the highest level of product knowledge and installation training offered by the manufacturer.
“You can tell the DeBrys love their home,” said Isaiah Park, owner of Steadfast Construction. “The amount of care and detail they put into their home is apparent, and they have been great to work with on this project. We’re looking forward to installing the newest Cedar Impressions innovation.”
Polar Bear Energy Solutions of Mukilteo, Washington, installed the Integrity Roof System including deck, underlayment, flashing, ventilation and shingles. The local, family-owned business offers lifetime solutions for roofing and other exterior components. Using almost exclusively CertainTeed roofing products for the past seven years, the company has earned the distinction of SELECT ShingleMaster™ from CertainTeed – the top-level CertainTeed roofing credential, which represents the highest standards of excellence, quality and knowledge.
“This is the perfect job for any contractor because of how much the home needed a refresh,” said Nate Harrington, owner of Polar Bear Energy Solutions. “Arcadia Shake is one of the best shingles out there – for good looks and performance. We’re happy to bring them the peace of mind that comes from such a quality product. Also, due to the age of the surrounding homes, this is a really great neighborhood to show off our work on a newly redone home.”
The color of the newly-installed Arcadia Shake roof is Solaris® Weathered Wood, an energy-efficient, cool roof color that can be used to comply with California Title 24, Part 6, Building Energy Efficiency Standards. The new Cedar Impressions siding in a balanced mix of Cedar Blend will be installed the week of September 24. The full remodel is slated to be completed by mid-October.
Cedar Impressions Individual 5-inch Sawmill Shingles are a premium polymer shingle, which combines Ageless Cedar™ Color Blends technology with TrueTexture™ molded textures and patterns to accurately simulate the look of natural cedar shingles at different stages of weathering. Available in four unique color blends with seven widths in each box, the installer can create random patterns that take advantage of the different shingle size and color options. Unlike natural wood, these shingles won’t rot, stain or split, so they require virtually no maintenance and are backed by a lifetime-limited warranty.
Vinyl Carpentry offers a vinyl trim option that can be perfectly matched with any CertainTeed siding product. It is available in a variety of sizes and styles to fit a home’s aesthetic, and it is backed by the same warranty as the siding it complements.
Made from four layers of highly-refined asphalt, Arcadia Shake presents a depth and design that makes it the most authentic replication of wood shake available today. Arcadia Shake is proven to outperform traditional shake roofing in virtually every environment, requiring minimal maintenance and providing the highest level of fire resistance for roofing (Class A rating). In addition to having lower material and installation costs than wood shake, Arcadia Shake is available in a unique array of colors—including energy-efficient cool roof colors—and comes backed by CertainTeed’s industry-leading product warranty.
For information about these products and more, visit www.certainteed.com.
By offering the most in selection, beauty and performance, CertainTeed has been voted the number-one brand for vinyl siding products by building professionals for 22 consecutive years, as well as the number-one most used brand for metal and asphalt shingle roofing products, according to the 2018 Hanley Wood Brand Use Study. CertainTeed also offers partners higher standards and greater rewards to help grow their business. With the broadest range of exterior products, including polymer, insulated and vinyl siding, as well as roofing, fence, railing, decking and exterior trim, CertainTeed provides unmatched Freedom of Choice® with the option to mix and match products, styles and colors for a beautifully coordinated look. For more information, visit www.certainteed.com/freelance.
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 a leading North American brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, drywall 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 6,300 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. The group had total sales of approximately $3.7 billion in 2017. www.certainteed.com.