Owens Corning Roofing Introduces the OCConnect Resource Center

Owens Corning Roofing launched the OCConnect Resource Center, an online 24/7 resource portal in response to input from members of the Owens Corning Roofing Contractor Network. The all-new OCConnect will replace the previous ProConnect Resource Center to provide contractors with faster, user-friendly navigation features, a streamlined at-a-glance user dashboard and full access to a wide range of communication tools with enhanced capabilities.

A key highlight of the OCConnect Resource Center is the flexible and secure dashboard. The dashboard allows owners to assign multiple users and authorize varying levels of access based on a user’s role. Other enhancements include:

  • Mobile access anytime, anywhere
  • Quickly and easy uploading of multiple invoices, including Drag & Drop feature
  • The ability to view a company’s available promo balance
  • A pre-denominated and reloadable reward process with Mastercard
  • More self-service capabilities to access marketing materials and resources
  • Enhanced support services to facilitate faster resolution
  • An intuitive experience supported by PC and mobile platforms
  • According to Owens Corning Roofing Contractor Network Leader Jason Lewinski, the new portal offers contractors flexibility to customize settings and navigate resources more easily today and into the future. “During research, contractors expressed a need for a system that provided expanded functionality and flexibility,” Lewinski said. “Our goal was to create a system that meets contractors’ needs today and will evolve to meet contractors’ emerging needs in the future.”

    Introduced in phases, the OCConnect Resource Center will continue to expand throughout the year, adding more features designed to enhance contractor engagement. Currently available to all Owens Corning Contractor Network members, the OCConnect Resource Center will eventually expand to support additional audiences including insulation contractors, dealers, architects and other stakeholders in the supply chain.

    The OCConnect portal may be accessed at www.owenscorning.com/connect.

    For more information, please visit www.owenscorning.com/roofing.

    DaVinci Roofscapes Offers Free Online Tool for Exterior Design

    The new Top Down Color visualizer from DaVinci Roofscapes is designed to make it easy for homeowners, builders, remodelers, contractors and architects to quickly see how the exterior of a home can be changed. The free online tool offers a fast way to visualize how different colors and products can enhance a home’s curb appeal.

    The Top Down Color visualizer starts by offering the option of uploading your own home exterior image or using one of 10 home styles supplied in the gallery of images. After selecting the desired home exterior, there are five options for making changes to the home exterior, from the roof down to the front door. Steps for the options include:

    Step 1: Select a roof style and color from synthetic slate and shake tile options available from DaVinci Roofscapes.
    Step 2: Select different exterior options, such as siding, brick, stone or a painted finish to the home.
    Step 3: Select a color for the house trim, including brackets, millwork and shutters.
    Step 4: Select a color for the front door.
    Step 5: Select a color for the trim on the windows.

    According to the company, thousands of paint color choices from Sherwin-Williams and Benjamin Moore are available on the visualizer. The multitude of colors can be found in the categories related to selecting the home exterior, house trim, front door and window trim. Images can be saved to an online account, posted on Facebook or Pinterest or easily shared in a tweet.

    CENTRIA Releases Online Color Selector Tool

    CENTRIA has made available an online color selector tool, featuring enhanced color images and information about the company’s innovative coatings.

    CENTRIA has made available an online color selector tool, featuring enhanced color images and information about the company’s innovative coatings.

    CENTRIA has made available an online color selector tool, featuring enhanced color images and information about the company’s innovative coatings. The tool informs and educates architects about CENTRIA’s vast selection of coatings while serving as inspiration to reimagine metal as a dynamic and colorful building-envelope choice. Architects can browse 43 solid colors, 34 effect coatings and 13 textured coatings with a scroll of the mouse. By hovering over a color, users can review the hue’s unique name and product number. Clicking on the color box enlarges it while producing an information window that details the various coating systems available—Fluorofinish, Duracast or Versacor Elite.

    Atlas Roofing’s Redesigned Website Provides Better Contractor Assistance

    Atlas Roofing unveiled a redesign of its website recently. An improved visual design and upgraded functionality combine to deliver a best-in-class online information and contractor assistance portal. The website redesign continues Atlas Roofing’s tradition of delivering a superior customer service experience and implementing technical advancements to better serve their markets.

    The new website design offers users an enhanced online experience with efficient navigation, fast access to product information and technical updates to ensure accessibility for as many visitors as possible. Contractors will have continued access to Atlas’ popular selection of apps and online tools:

      • Atlas ProApp
      • Atlas DOCS
      • Atlas Signature Select Roofing System
      • Atlas Select Your Roof App
      • Atlas Shingle Visualizer

    “Consumers in general rely on the internet as an important buying-decision tool,” says Brian Short, business unit manager at Atlas. “The website redesign gives residential contractors an always-accessible resource to assist with marketing, sales and customer service.”

    Atlas consistently offers residential roofing contractors web-based solutions to augment traditional business development resources. Atlas online tools and apps, such as ProAPP, Atlas Docs and the Atlas Signature Select program, provide everything a roofing contractor needs to run a professional business. By offering contractors mobile-ready solutions, the manufacturer meets the needs of an industry that conducts much of its business in the field.

    In accordance with the company’s core commitment to customer service, users can continue to complete warranty registrations via the Atlas website at their convenience. Online warranty registration provides a more efficient and documented process that takes less time to complete.

    As an information portal, the newly redesigned website offers industry resources and product details. Atlas intends to do more than simply sell or market products, the company wants to assist visitors with increasing their roofing IQ. From common roof problems, to energy conservation, to various building code standards, the site offers a complete roofing library.

    Atlas Roofing introduces Select Your Roof App for iPad

    Select Your Roof iPad app

    Select Your Roof iPad app

    Atlas Roofing introduces Select Your Roof, a consumer-oriented app for iPad, devoted to the homeowner’s process of choosing an appropriate roofing system. The app is an extension of Atlas’ existing selectyourroof.com website and the Shingle Visualizer, an interactive webpage found on atlasroofing.com. The app, available for download on iTunes, is split into two parts: My Roof Color Gauge, which allows users to upload photos of their homes, and Shingle Visualizer, which changes shingle color options.