International Builders’ Show Spotlights CertainTeed Innovation


A brand moving from the fringe to one of Chester County’s hubs of activity recently took center stage at the International Builders’ Show. CertainTeed was spotlighted for its expertise in the evolution of moisture control for new homes.

The brand is a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, which will soon move into new corporate headquarters in Frazer.

“We use a variety of different kinds of materials and techniques in our products – including passive materials – that can change their properties from being vapor closed to vapor open to address this (moisture) issue,” building scientist Lucas Hamilton said, according to a CertainTeed blog post. “In a situation when a wall gets wet, the physical materials that make up that wall change and promote the removal of the moisture from that wall to dry it out before biological contaminants can take hold and compromise the indoor air quality.”

Read more about Hamilton’s expert appearance at the International Builders’ Show and moisture protection technology on CertainTeed’s blog here.

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