Owens Corning Kicks Off 2010 at International Builder's Show(R) With Innovations for Comfort, Energy Efficiency and Unmatched Beauty

Jan 19, 2010, 08:00 ET from Owens Corning

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) today at the 2010 International Builders' Show® in Las Vegas, January 19–22 (booth #C3111) unveiled its newest innovations.  From making buildings and homes more comfortable and affordable, to making them standout from the rooftop, Owens Corning delivers solutions that meet the needs of the building industry, homeowners and building owners.

"2010 brings exciting opportunities to reinvigorate the building industry. Our innovations are customer-inspired to meet the needs of builders and contractors and their homebuyer and building owner customers," said Karel Czanderna, Owens Corning Building Materials Group President. "By approaching buildings and homes holistically with energy efficiency, comfort and beauty all in mind, Owens Corning delivers solutions that work together to deliver unparalleled performance for our customers' success."

Owens Corning's innovations for 2010 include:

  • NEW Vibrant Designer Rooftops – The new Duration® Shingles Designer Color Collection builds on the high performance of Duration® Series Shingles with an inspired line of uniquely colored shingles unmatched in the industry. Owens Corning, based on a growing homeowner appetite for color, created seven vibrant, high-contrast shingle color combinations that will enhance the overall curb appeal and truly makes homes go from drab to FAB!  
  • Energy Efficiency at the Core – Buildings consume 40 percent of energy in the US with the primary use being for heating and cooling. Making sure buildings are properly sealed and insulated can help save up to 30 percent in heating and cooling bills alone. Owens Corning, maker of the most popular brand of insulation, is debuting the EnergyComplete™ with Flexible Seal Technology Whole Home Insulation and Air Sealing system, the industry's first high-performing, affordable, whole home insulation and air sealing system. IBS attendees can experience for themselves just how fast, easy and safe the EnergyComplete system is to install for new and existing homes.
  • Windows That Deliver Energy Efficiency, Strength and Beauty – Innovision™ Fiberglass Windows offer unparalleled structural integrity, strength and stability. Exceeding ENERGY STAR® requirements in all climate zones, homeowners can save as much as 40 percent on heating and cooling costs(i). Fully bonded frame and sash construction creates a permanent, air- and water-tight joint for long-term reliable performance in any climate. Available in four solid or split frame colors and five woodgrain choices, Innovision windows deliver both the desirable aesthetics and energy savings homeowners demand.

Visit Owens Corning at IBS 2010 (booth #C3111) to learn more about complete systems for your building needs. If you are not planning to attend the conference, visit www.OwensCorning.com and follow on Twitter @Owens_Corning.

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 55 consecutive years, Owens Corning is committed to driving sustainability through delivering solutions, transforming markets and enhancing lives. Founded in 1938, Owens Corning is a market-leading innovator of glass-fiber technology with sales of $6 billion in 2008 and about 16,000 employees in 30 countries on five continents.

(i) Innovision Windows can save homeowners as much as 40 percent on heating and cooling costs when replacing older, single pane units.

SOURCE Owens Corning