Owens Corning Celebrates Contractors Who Advance the Industry

Owens Corning Roofing and Asphalt LLC recognized the industry’s most distinguished professionals at its 2014 Owens Corning Roofing Platinum Preferred Contractor Celebration. This annual event celebrated the 18 Owens Corning Roofing Platinum Preferred Contractors who have demonstrated exceptional market-leading business initiatives that advance the roofing industry.

“Each of this year’s Owens Corning Roofing Platinum Preferred Contractor Award winners elevates the roofing industry through their commitment to excellence in all aspects of their business,” said Matt Roth, director of Contractor Services, Owens Corning Roofing and Asphalt. “Every award winner honored today has an inspiring success story that highlights a results-oriented, customer-driven approach to running their business and epitomizes why Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractors are truly preferred by homeowners.”

The Owens Corning Roofing Platinum Advisory Board reviewed each nationally nominated candidate and selected one category-leading recipient for each of the top three coveted award categories:

· Industry Stewardship Award: Deer Park Roofing of Cincinnati was honored for the third consecutive year as the 2014 recipient of the coveted Owens Corning Roofing Platinum Industry Stewardship Award for creating a new industry benchmark through their ongoing contributions to local and national programs and initiatives. Deer Park Roofing actively contributes value on a national level to the building materials industry through their local work in the residential and commercial sectors in the Ohio Valley, as well as the introduction of Deer Park University to collaborating with the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) and the development of the ProForeman educational initiative.

· Spirit Award: Arnold’s Home Improvement of Toledo, Ohio, was recognized for its unwavering commitment to integrity, respect, accountability and innovation. The Spirit Platinum Award brings a national spotlight to the tradition of excellence Arnold’s Home Improvement has established through its exceptional values-driven business practices and customer-inspired solutions.

· Bright Future Award: Red River Roofing Companies Inc. of Tulsa, Okla., earned the coveted “Bright Future” recognition for the company’s remarkable business growth in its first year as part of the Owens Corning™ Roofing Platinum Preferred Roofing Contractor. The significant growth in 2013 is credited to Red River Roofing Companies, Inc. commitment to market-leading performance and innovation.

The award celebration also recognized Platinum Preferred Contractor award recipients in three additional business categories, including:
2014 Shingle Recycling Volume Award: The award recipients in the category represent the five companies that achieved the highest volume of recycled roofing material through participation in the Owens Corning Roofing and Asphalt Shingle Recycling Program. Each of these companies successfully delivered cost-effective shingle recycling solutions to their customers by diverting tear-off roofing materials from landfills.
Findlay Roofing / Roof Roof USA, Atlanta
Mastercraft Exteriors, Rockton, Ill.
Old World Roofing, Denver
Sela Roofing and Remodeling Inc., St. Louis Park, Minn.
Tadlock Roofing Inc., Tallahassee, Fla.

System Advantage Platinum Limited Warranty Registrations Award: This award recognizes the following companies for market-leading success communicating the benefits of the trusted Owens CorningSystem Advantage Platinum Limited Warranty to provide added peace of mind for their customers.
Alan’s Roofing Inc., Orlando, Fla.
Los Gatos Roofing, San Jose, Calif.
M&M Home Remodeling Services, Crete, Ill.
Metro Construction Inc., Denver
Skywalker Roofing, Eden, N.C.

Owens Corning Roofing Purchase Volume Award: The companies honored in this category have each demonstrated industry-leading performance, expertise and service that drove the respective company’s substantial growth and purchase volume of Owens Corning roofing products in the past year.
American Dream Home Improvement, Downers Grove, Ill.
Best Choice Roofing, Hendersonville, Tenn.
Bob Behrends Roofing LLC, Greeley, Colo.
Findlay Roofing / Roof Roof USA, Atlanta
Quick Roofing LLC, Kennedale, Texas

Owens Corning Releases Total Protection Roofing System App

Owens Corning's Total Protection Roofing System app

Owens Corning’s Total Protection Roofing System app

A roof is an integrated system of seven components and layers working together to help increase performance and enhance comfort for those living beneath it. Owens Corning has released its Total Protection Roofing System app that allows users to walk through each layer, product by product, with the homeowner for better understanding of an estimate. The free app is available for iOS and Android platforms.

Underlayment Provides Traction During Roof Installation

Owens Corning Roofing and Asphalt has made available its patented WeatherLock Mat Self Adhering Underlayment

Owens Corning Roofing and Asphalt has made available its patented WeatherLock Mat Self Adhering Underlayment.

Owens Corning Roofing and Asphalt has made available its patented WeatherLock Mat Self Adhering Underlayment that helps make installation safe for contractors working on the roof. The product’s design is engineered with SureStep Technology, which features a non-abrasive surface, providing excellent traction to help roofing crews reduce the potential for slippage. As part of the Owens Corning Total Protection Roofing System, WeatherLock Mat Self Adhering Underlayment acts as a secondary water shedding layer under shingles to deliver the weather protection that homeowners expect, while featuring the self-adhering, lightweight and versatile design contractors need for convenient and safe installation.