CertainTeed Starts Up STONEfacade Plant

Contributed by BSM Staff

MALVERN, PA -- Through its building products subsidiary CertainTeed LLC, Saint-Gobain has started production at its newest plant, a state-of-the-art facility that increases production capacity of its STONEfacade by ten-fold.

Compared to traditional stone, STONEfaçade requires less time and fewer materials for wall preparation and installation. It uses screw-in panels, is entirely mortar-free, and comes equipped with an integrated rainscreen to manage moisture and create a higher performing wall system.

Additionally, STONEfaçade features one-piece alternating corners for a realistic appearance.

“Our STONEfaçade products allow siding contractors to offer more solutions to their clients, while ultimately saving installation time and costs without compromising on aesthetics,” said Joe Bondi, VP and General Manager of CertainTeed Sidings Product Group. “Our new plant in Quakertown will help our customers capitalize on this innovative product and ride the wave of increased demand for stone siding products.”

The STONEfaçade stone veneer system comes in several different color palettes, carefully painted by hand on each individual panel, which can be coordinated with a variety of CertainTeed siding and roofing colors.

“We’re excited to bring our new STONEfaçade products to more customers around the country, and we’re proud to add another American factory to our manufacturing portfolio,” said Bondi.

For more details on Saint-Gobain, visit www.saint-gobain.com.

CertainTeed, headquartered in Malvern, Pa., has helped shape the building products industry for more than 115 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm’s slogan “Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed,” inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed is a leading North American brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, solar, fence, railing, trim, insulation, drywall and ceilings. www.certainteed.com

With more than 170, 000 employees in 70 countries, Saint-Gobain had sales of $50 billion in 2019.