Saint-Gobain, through its building products subsidiary CertainTeed LLC, shipped its first STONEfaçade stone veneer panels from its newest plant in Quakertown, Pennsylvania, to customers in New England and the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S.
STONEfaçade is an innovative stone veneer system, made with concrete, that can be quickly and easily installed by any siding contractor without any special equipment or masonry skills.
The product is manufactured at a state-of-the-art facility in Quakertown that opened last year and significantly increased the company’s capacity of STONEfaçade.
Compared to traditional stone, STONEfaçade requires less time and fewer materials for wall preparation and installation. STONEfaçade 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.
“We’re humbled by our customers’ strong response to our new STONEfaçade products and grateful for the opportunity to create additional exciting careers at our plant in Quakertown,” said Joe Bondi, VP and GM of CertainTeed Sidings Product Group. “STONEfaçade is a disruptive, game-changing product for residential construction, and our team is working hard to make sure siding contractors can capitalize on this innovation and ride the wave of increased demand for stone cladding.”
The STONEfaçade stone veneer system comes in several different color palettes that can be coordinated with a variety of CertainTeed siding and roofing colors.