Owens Corning Showcases Forward-Looking Building Products at International
A Global Leader Marks 75 Years of Innovative Solutions
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 22, 2013
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Since 1938, Owens Corning has been a
pioneering provider of customer solutions – helping to create a better
tomorrow by enhancing the lives of homeowners today. As the company
celebrates seven and a half decades as a global leader in the building
industry, it unveils its newest high-performance innovations at the 2013
International Builders' Show^® (IBS) in Las Vegas.
Owens Corning continues to raise the bar for both builders and contractors
with products that combine comfort and energy-efficiency with beauty and
cutting-edge performance. Highlights at the Owens Corning IBS booth (#C5025)
Whether to satisfy homebuyer demand or to achieve code requirements, builders
today are under increasing pressure to meet strict energy efficiency
tolerances without sacrificing reputation. Owens Corning's EnergyComplete^®
Sealant combines building science intelligence and solutions to help builders
achieve these objectives.
In a groundbreaking study, the Owens Corning Building Science team identified
specific exterior joints where air is most likely to enter and escape from a
home through vulnerable gaps, cracks and seams – accounting for up to 40
percent of the energy used for heating and cooling. This insight inspired
the design of the exclusive formula and equipment used in EnergyComplete^®
The expanding foam penetrates deep into joints and openings to help prevent
energy loss by air exchange. It also reduces the chance of mold growth by
keeping airborne moisture from entering wall cavities and creates a first line
of defense against insects and other pests.
The only air-sealing solution that creates a gasket to meet 2012 International
Energy Conservation Code (IECC) requirements, EnergyComplete^® sealant easily
reaches the most vulnerable gaps/cracks that can't be accessed post drywall
and also allows easy access to all top plates pre-drywall and even under the
roof truss. The flexible sealant delivers a safe, high-performance solution
that lasts for the life of a home.
Total Protection Roofing System™
The key to a high-performance roof is the system of roofing components built
behind it. Since homeowners are more engaged in researching and specifying the
products they will purchase, Owens Corning Roofing has given its complete
roofing system an unmistakable identity. Debuting at IBS 2013, the Total
Protection Roofing System™ is the collection of all essential Owens
Corning™ Roofing components and layers that are designed to work together to
maximize a roof's performance and durability.
The system includes ventilation, hip and ridge shingles, underlayment, ice and
water barriers and starter shingles. And, as part of a balanced air
ventilation system, Owens Corning™ Roofing introduces the new VentSure^®
InFlow™ Vent, an excellent solution for soffit-less, exposed-rafter homes. The
patent-pending design helps maximizes ventilation by providing intake air on
the lower roof drawing airflow through the vents at the top of the roof to
help reduce heat and moisture buildup in the attic that can lead to problems
like ice damming and roof deterioration.
In addition to performance, new to the Total Protection Roofing System™ is the
addition of new Artisan Colors to the ever-popular Oakridge^® Shingle line.
These Artisan Colors help give homeowners more aesthetic options with shades
that blend artistry and craftsmanship. The Colors are specially designed for
Available in early February, the new Artisan Colors will help build a bridge
from Owens Corning's traditional Oakridge^® color offerings to its
high-contrast TruDefinition^® Duration^® Shingle colors.
Code Compliant, Energy-Efficient Wall System
During IBS, Owens Corning is showcasing its ResidentialComplete^™ Wall
Systems. Recognizing the interdependence of each aspect of the building
envelope, the systems offer a variety of exterior wall insulation solutions
that provide energy-efficiency, help save an average of more than 25 percent
on heating and cooling costs for the opaque wall surface modeled, and
provide a complete air and water barrier, along with acoustical performance
qualities for residential applications.
Owens Corning ResidentialComplete^™ Wall Systems provide year-round comfort
and energy-efficient savings that both builders and homeowners appreciate. The
systems include a variety of Owens Corning insulation product solutions
including FOAMULAR^® Continuous Insulation Sheathing Extruded Polystyrene
(XPS), EcoTouch^® Insulation and JointSealR^® Foam Joint Tape. In addition,
ResidentialComplete™ Wall Systems are among the first in the industry to meet
the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) requirements.
Other Show Highlights
Other highlights at IBS include an educational session by Owens Corning
executives titled "Mythbusters – Exploring Misconceptions in Green Building,"
which covers five commonly discussed "myth-conceptions" in building science.
Taking place Thursday at 2:30 p.m., the highly engaging presentation mixes
building science with humor to explore the truth behind common questions
facing the building industry.
To generate additional excitement in the booth, Owens Corning is inviting all
IBS attendees to participate in the creation of a large-scale commemorative
painting. Visitors to the Owens Corning booth will help paint a
six-by-eight-foot mural of the iconic Pink Panther™ under the expert guidance
of professional artist, Kelly Sullivan.
In addition, Owens Corning's building science experts are conducting in-booth
demonstrations of the new WUFI Passive software.This powerful new software
tool combines passive energy modeling with WUFI's hygrothermal modeling
capabilities, enabling the proper design of buildings across varied climate
zones. Booth visitors attending a WUFI session also have the opportunity to
enter for a chance to win an iPad.
To view the complete selection of high-performance building solutions from
Owens Corning, visit booth #C5025 during the 2013 International Builders'
Show. For more information about Owens Corning's products and services, visit
www.OwensCorning.com or call 1-800-Get-PINK^®.
About Owens Corning
Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) is a leading global producer of residential and
commercial building materials, glass-fiber reinforcements and engineered
materials for composite systems. A Fortune^® 500 company for 58 consecutive
years, Owens Corning is committed to driving sustainability by delivering
solutions, transforming markets and enhancing lives. Founded in 1938, Owens
Corning is a market-leading innovator of glass-fiber technology with sales of
$5.3 billion in 2011 and about 15,000 employees in 28 countries on five
continents. Additional information is available at www.owenscorning.com.
 "Building Envelope Improvement: Air Sealing," U.S. Environmental
 Owens Corning calculated energy savings for a 2x4 wood stud cavity wall
with R-13 and OSB sheathing compared to the same 2x4 wood stud cavity wall
with R-13 and R-5 Foamular® foam sheathing located in each of the current
energy code eight U.S. climate zones, based on ASHRAE Standard 90.2-2001,
"Energy-Efficient Design of Low-Rise Residential Buildings," American Society
of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Atlanta, GA, 30329,
 Excludes non-Owens Corning™ Roofing products such as flashing, fasteners
and wood decking.
THE PINK PANTHER™ & © 1964 – 2013 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. All Rights
SOURCE Owens Corning
Contact: DeAnna Starn, Owens Corning, +1-419-490-4349,
DeAnna.Starn@owenscorning.com OR Ben Arens, LCWA, +1-312-565-4626,
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