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O’LYN Contractors Powers New Generation of Green Roofing and Sustainable Energy Products with CertainTeed’s EnerGenTM Photovoltaic Solar Roofing System

The EnerGen system features integrated UNI-SOLAR® thin-film laminates, the world leader in flexible solar modules, that seamlessly integrate with traditional asphalt roofing shingles. The system’s lightweight design requires no rooftop penetrations, making it easier for contractors to install while maintaining roof deck integrity. The laminates lie flush with the remainder of the traditional roofing shingles, providing a streamlined, visually appealing appearance. By providing a more aesthetically pleasing, unobtrusive roof plane with no roof penetrations, the product overcomes the largest objection to the acceptance of solar panels.

“Photovoltaics continue to gain momentum as the world’s fastest growing energy technology,” says Guillaume Texier, president of CertainTeed Roofing. “Through the development of EnerGen, a lightweight, easy-to-install system, we are helping building professionals and roofing contractors expand their product offering and seize new opportunities for growth.”
The EnerGen system is offered in pre-engineered kits containing all components necessary for installation. Its flexible design allows it to be customized to meet a home’s specific energy needs and environmental conditions. EnerGen’s versatility makes it perfect for residential remodeling or new construction projects.

“O’LYN leads the roofing industry in Massachusetts with innovative and state-of-the-art roofing technology and expertise,” says Michael Olen, president of O’LYN Contractors. “the EnerGen systems provides the kind of quality and performance that our customers demand and we remain determined to deliver.”

About O’LYN Contractors
Founded in 1974, O’LYN Contractors, Inc. is a family-owned and operated roofing company serving the Boston Metro area of New England. With the EnerGen system’s launch, O’LYN Contractors formally begins a solar integration division focused on providing attractive and affordable renewable energy for the homeowner. Other O’LYN Contractors divisions include O’LYN Roofing, O’LYN Roof Cleaning, and O’LYNsulation. O’LYN Contractors has always been known for it’s “Quality Without Compromise” approach and has installed nearly 20,000 roofs throughout Eastern Massachusetts, Northern Rhode Island and Southern New Hampshire.

About CertainTeed
Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed 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, windows, fence, decking, railing, trim, foundations, pipe, insulation, gypsum, ceilings and access covers.

A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest building products company, CertainTeed and its affiliates have more than 6,000 employees and more than 65 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. In 2009, CertainTeed, which is headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa., was named ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a national award that recognizes environmentally responsible corporations. The group had total sales of approximately $3 billion in 2009.