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Oasis Under Construction Thanks to CertainTeed Home Exterior Makeover Video Contest
Philadelphia-Area Family Wins $75,000 Makeover to Renovate Storm-Damaged Home
(Valley Forge, Pa.) – Two Philadelphia-area teens are helping turn their mom’s storm-damaged home into an “outdoor oasis” thanks to building products manufacturer CertainTeed. In May, brothers Amani and Gabe entered their family home into CertainTeed’s $75,000 Living Spaces® Facebook® Home Makeover Video Contest. Many weeks and hundreds of “likes” later, they won the home renovation grand prize for their mom Pastor Susan Ericsson.
“I am so thankful to CertainTeed for helping us repair our home,” said Pastor Ericsson. “The roof is already on and it’s wonderful. Truly, our entering the contest was a real-life thing, not just something we did on a whim. We needed the money to fix our house, and thanks to my boys and all the support from friends who ‘liked’ our contest entry, we now have a complete roof over our heads and are excited about the siding, trim, fence, deck and railing renovations still to come.”
The house is badly in need of exterior improvements. The old aluminum siding is in disrepair, the deck and railing is coming apart, and fallen tree limbs damaged the roof and front window of the home during an ice storm. All of this spurred the boys into action. The goal of the boys’ contest entry was to transform their mom’s outdoor living space into a beautiful, maintenance-free place for her to relax. Knowing all she does for them, it was something they hoped would allow them to give back to her. As grand prize winners, the family is receiving $75,000 worth of building materials, including installation, for the renovation.
Though CertainTeed is donating materials and installation fees, they rely on local CertainTeed credentialed building experts to help the project come to fruition.
The primary contractor tapped for the installation is Impriano Roofing & Siding, a premiere CertainTeed 5-Star Siding and Select ShingleMaster Roofing contractor and CertainTeed customer for 41 years.
“We have a great working relationship with CertainTeed and it feels good to have been asked to work on this project with them. We know we are helping the family achieve the beautiful home they want by installing quality material that you just can’t beat,” said owner Jack Impriano.
In addition, Marvic Supply Company, a family owned and operated supplier of quality building materials, is serving as the CertainTeed product distributor for the makeover.
“We’ve thoroughly enjoyed being part of this home makeover project. CertainTeed is one of our main suppliers and with the family’s home being right in our backyard, it makes sense for us to join the renovation effort,” said Joe Hafner, director of marketing for Marvic Supply Company. “From supply to delivery and everything in between, we are happy to help make sure the family gets the best for their renovation.”
Last month, an Impriano Roofing & Siding crew installed a CertainTeed Integrity Roofing System® on the Ericsson home, complete with WeatherGuard™ and DiamondDeck® underlayments, intake and exhaust ventilation, and Landmark® Pro shingles with matching hip & ridge accessories. Now the family is choosing between CedarBoards™ Insulated Siding, which comes with the added strength and thermal benefit of a built-in layer of rigid foam insulation, or Monogram® vinyl siding for its natural look of painted cedar and longer length panels that significantly reduce seams.
Impriano will also install an easy-care deck featuring the classic painted wood-style Panorama® capped composite railing system with decorative antique bronze steel balusters. In addition, a team from Bishop’s Fencing and Outdoor Products of Souderton, Penn., will install a CertainTeed Bufftech® fence for the Ericssons.
This winning renovation will be documented through a series of webisodes produced by CertainTeed, North America’s leading brand of building products, and will feature the family, Impriano Roofing & Siding, and Marvic Supply Company. The webisodes will be available for viewing in the fall on the CertainTeed Living Spaces Facebook page (www.facebook.com/certainteedlivingspaces) and the CTLivingSpaces YouTube® Channel (www.youtube.com/CTLivingSpaces), along with the opportunity for fans and viewers to participate in the makeover process through a series of related contests. Updates will also be posted to Twitter @CTLivingSpaces.
CertainTeed offers unsurpassed Freedom of Choice™ through its industry-leading portfolio of roofing, long-lasting polymer, insulated and vinyl siding as well as fence, railing, decking and exterior trim. CertainTeed offers the advantage of using exterior products from a single source that are designed to mix-and-match with each other and feature authentic textures, versatile styles and rich color combinations, for a beautifully coordinated look. As the result of a strong commitment to environmental responsibility, CertainTeed is the first manufacturer to issue and publish third-party validated life cycle assessments (LCA) for its vinyl and trim product lines. For more information, visit ctlivingspaces.com.
Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa., has helped shape the building products industry for more than 100 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 North America’s leading brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, gypsum and ceilings.
A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest building products company, CertainTeed and its affiliates have more than 5,700 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. For six consecutive years, the company has received top honors from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its contributions in protecting the environment and was most recently the recipient of the 2014 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award. The group had total sales of approximately $3.3 billion in 2013. www.certainteed.com