Construction Products

CertainTeed, a leader in US and Canadian markets, has the broadest line of interior and exterior building products in North America, including roofing, siding, fence, railing, decking, insulation, drywall, and ceilings. Our approach to innovation is to develop construction material solutions that enable our customers to design and build high-performing, comfortable buildings in which you live, work, heal, learn, and play. Our approach is based on a foundation of advanced materials development strongly connected to building science and design creativity.



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Construction products present unique materials science challenges


Construction products present unique materials science challenges, as they must withstand sun, weather and human factors for decades, yet still be beautiful, lightweight and easy to install. We use our expertise in polymers, inorganic materials, optics, and physical chemistry to link material structure to building performance, aesthetics, durability, and occupant comfort.




Design at CertainTeed is about developing systems


Design at CertainTeed is about developing systems and assemblies that address the needs of our diverse customers. We use state-of-the-art digital design, analysis, and prototyping technologies to commercialize high-value-added products in constant dialogue and collaboration with our internal and external customers. The result is differentiated products that are beautiful, high-performing, and fine-tuned to deliver performance that enables sustainable, efficient, and comfortable buildings.




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Architects and building owners realize that healthier and more comfortable building occupants are happier and more productive. As a result, many of today’s sustainable building designs take into consideration the issue of indoor environmental quality and comfort. At CertainTeed, we utilize unique tools, measurement methodologies, and visualization techniques to assess buildings and the indoor environment for acoustic, thermal, and visual comfort, as well as air quality, while capturing the occupant experience.



Building Science

CertainTeed Building Science


CertainTeed R&D Building Science studies aim at improving the thermal and acoustic performance of building envelopes, while ensuring the long term durability of assemblies by understanding and controlling heat and moisture flow at all scales through materials (insulation, gypsum, siding, shingles…), systems (walls, roofs…) and whole buildings.



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Milan Zahalka

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Senior Research Engineer


"Saint-Gobain truly provides an engaging environment with people from a wide spectrum of cultural and technical backgrounds. This fosters great internal networking with an opportunity to learn about the multiple projects undertaken throughout the organization at NRDC as well as across the various continents."

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