CertainTeed Corp. introduced its Quick Response code mobile smart phone app to help contractors get product information.

According to CertainTeed, the app instantly scans and reads a barcode, called a 2D QR code, when a user points a QR-enabled phone's camera at the code. Upon recognition of a QR code, the app rapidly processes and decodes the image, allowing users to view web sites, videos and technical documentation. Users can send text messages, make phone calls, and save contact information without leaving the application.

“Providing innovative, eco-friendly solutions that improve efficiency is not just our business, it’s our responsibility,” said Eric Nilsson, vice president of corporate marketing at CertainTeed Corp. “Looking ahead, QR codes can serve as a useful tool for our contractors in the field who typically only carry mobile devices. The technology will provide them, our distributors and consumers with quick and easy paperless access to installation manuals, FAQs, videos, safety sheets, technical information and additional resources via their smart phones. The possibilities are endless.”

CertainTeed’s free QR Reader for the iPhone, Blackberry and Droid is available at the iPhone App Store, Droid Market and Blackberry App World or by going towww.certainteed.com/qr.