Five Industry Leaders Align to Create Complete Masonry Cavity Wall System

  Five Industry Leaders Align to Create Complete Masonry Cavity Wall System

PR Newswire

TOLEDO, Ohio, June 26, 2014

TOLEDO, Ohio, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Five of the most recognized and
trusted companies in the construction industry have aligned to create the
industry's best complete masonry cavity wall system. Owens Corning worked
closely with industry leaders and their products to create a completely
compatible[1], code compliant and warrantied[2] system. The CavityComplete™
Wall System for Steel Stud with Masonry Veneer makes it easier to specify and
detail an assembly with components that are tested and proven to work
together. The CavityComplete™ Wall System is the only wall system that is
warrantied to reduce liability and allow architects and specifiers to design
and specify with confidence. The system includes components from Owens Corning
Sales LLC, Heckmann Building Products Inc., Mortar Net Solutions™, Rodenhouse,
Inc. and Tremco^® Incorporated. The Wall System for Steel Stud with Masonry
Veneer will be unveiled today at the American Institute of Architects (AIA)
National Convention in Chicago.

Five of the most recognized and trusted companies in the construction industry
have aligned to create the industry’s best complete masonry cavity wall
system. Owens Corning worked closely with industry leaders and their products
to create a completely compatible, code compliant and warrantied system. The
CavityComplete™ Wall System for Steel Stud with Masonry Veneer makes it easier
to specify and detail an assembly with components that are tested and proven
to work together...

"The CavityComplete™ Wall System was designed with one goal in mind: to take
the guesswork out of specifying," said Greg Mather, vice president and general
manager of Foam Insulation Systems, LLC at Owens Corning. "Working with the
industry leaders, we have jointly created and warrantied this wall system to
work together as a whole with proven products that are trusted by architects
and specifiers."

Owens Corning spearheaded this system with companies that have similar
quality, performance and safety standards to ensure the wall system parts
would function as a whole, including:

  oOwens Corning™ FOAMULAR^® 250 Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) Rigid Foam
    Insulation for continuous insulation, EcoTouch^® Flame Spread 25 and
    EcoTouch® PINK^® FIBERGLAS™ cavity insulation
  oTremco^® Incorporated ExoAir^® 230 Vapor-Permeable Air Barrier, ExoAir^®
    TWF Thru-Wall Flashing Self-Adhering Membrane, Dymonic^® 100 Polyurethane
    Sealant and TREMstop^® Smoke and Fire Sealant
  oRodenhouse, Inc. Thermal-Grip^® ci prong washers with Grip-Deck™ screws
    for continuous insulation and Thermal-Grip^® brick-tie washers for veneer
    anchors
  oHeckmann Building Products, Inc. Pos-I-Tie^® masonry veneer anchoring
    system, with the Pos-I-Tie^® ThermalClip^® and pintle wire tie
  oMortar Net Solutions™ Multi-plane drainage system featuring the
    TotalFlash^® integrated drainage solution and the MortarNet^® with insect
    barrier mortar dropping collection device
  oOwens Corning™ Thermafiber^® Safing Insulation for perimeter joint fire
    containment, when building codes require it

Industry experts agree that an integrated wall system will help solve many of
the specification and installation problems they encounter on a daily basis:

  o"Architects are always looking for ways to improve the performance of
    their exterior wall assemblies and CavityComplete™ Wall System for Steel
    Stud with Masonry Veneer helps make the complicated process more
    predictable by leveraging the knowledge of multiple product manufacturers.
    The CavityComplete™ Wall System provides documentation that architects can
    submit to building officials demonstrating that the assembly meets
    mandatory building code fire containment, air leakage, water penetration
    and thermal resistance requirements." - Mark Kalin FAIA, FCSI, president
    of Kalin Associates
  o"The building industry has to stop only producing products and to start
    developing and producing building assembly systems. No one material by
    itself can provide the functions of air barrier and moisture management.
    These are the two most critical functions to address. By addressing the
    functions of a building assembly on a system basis, you will receive
    something that will work as intended and a building that will perform and
    be resilient." - Laverne Dalgleish, executive director of the Air Barrier
    Association of America
  o"In commercial construction, our customers demand that a Project Team not
    only have a concern for first cost of cavity wall systems, but also an
    understanding of and a respect for long term performance costs as well.
    Specifying, detailing and installing complex cavity wall installations
    demands a significant, time consuming, multi-disciplinary approach due to
    the number of individual building elements that must be successfully
    combined. The CavityComplete™ Wall System team has not run from these
    challenges, but has embraced a solution that systematically addresses
    water and moisture management, thermal considerations, fire resistance,
    air transmission and connection detailing. This unified solution is a big
    step in the right direction for our owners and for the construction
    industry in general." - Chris Jahrling, vice president and general manager
    of Turner Federal Services

The CavityComplete™ Wall System is the next-generation cavity wall system
solution designed to meet evolving architect and contractor needs, both today
– and in the future. For more details about the CavityComplete™ Wall System
for Steel Stud with Masonry Veneer including system component materials,
specification resources, green building guides, warranty and more, visit
www.CavityComplete.com.

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 60 consecutive
years, and in business for more than 75 years, Owens Corning is a
market-leading innovator of glass-fiber technology with sales of $5.3 billion
in 2013 and about 15,000 employees in 27 countries. Additional information is
available at www.owenscorning.com.

About Heckmann Building Products, Inc.
With over 90 years in business, Heckmann Building Products, Inc. is a leading
manufacturer of masonry anchors and ties for the construction industry.
Heckmann Building Products is a 3rd & 4th generation family-owned business
dedicated to producing quality American-made products. The Pos-I-Tie^® Brick
Veneer Anchoring System is one of the most specified and widely accepted
anchoring systems in the masonry construction industry. For more information,
please visit www.heckmannanchors.com.

About Mortar Net Solutions™
Mortar Net Solutions™ is the leader in developing and providing proprietary
moisture management solutions for the masonry industry. The company's
portfolio of patented products provides proven solutions for managing moisture
in cavity wall masonry and concrete masonry unit construction. Mortar Net
Solutions™ was founded in 1992 and is located at 326 Melton Road, Burns
Harbor, Indiana 46304. For more information, please visit www.mortarnet.com.

About Rodenhouse, Inc.
Rodenhouse Inc. is a leading manufacturer of innovative fastening systems to
attach various building components including rigid continuous insulation,
commercial building wrap, lath and foam for stucco and EIFS, etc. Based in
Grand Rapids, MI since 1993 and with sales throughout North America,
Rodenhouse Inc. is proud to be Made In the USA. Thermal-Grip® washer
fasteners have been recognized in the industry as the most labor and energy
efficient method of rigid insulation attachment to help meet the new energy
codes for continuous insulation. For more information, please visit
www.rodenhouse-inc.com.

About Tremco^®Commercial Sealants & Waterproofing
Tremco^® Commercial Sealants & Waterproofing is North America's leading
supplier of integrated building envelope solutions for the commercial
construction industry. Product lines include high-performance silicone and
urethane joint sealants, waterproofing membranes, drainage protection, air
barrier systems, engineered transition assemblies, deck coatings, expansion
joints, a full line of passive fire protection products and systems, and the
industry's only comprehensive line of glazing systems including silicone
sealants, tapes, gaskets, and setting blocks. With experienced sales
representatives in every major market throughout North America, Tremco is
positioned to provide assistance for specification development,
application-specific product development, problem-solving and assistance
on-site. For more information, visit www.tremcosealants.com

[1] The CavityComplete™ Wall System components were successfully tested and
found to be fully compatible with each other in the system. Test results are
available at www.CavityComplete.com/testing.
[2] See actual limited warranty for complete details, requirements and
limitations available at www.cavitycomplete.com.

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SOURCE Owens Corning

Website: http://www.owenscorning.com
Contact: DeAnna Starn, Owens Corning, (419) 248-5667,
DeAnna.Starn@owenscorning.com
 
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