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Media Contact

Katie Merx

Corporate Media Relations

419-248-6496

katie.merx@owenscorning.com

Owens Corning Roofing and Asphalt Reinvents Shingle Sample Boards

Excellent design enhances the shingle selection process

Thursday, August 23, 2012 9:30 am EDT
"We've taken a step away from the traditional sample board approach by developing a tool that works better for both the contractor and their end user, the homeowner."

Demonstrating its ongoing commitment to roofing professionals, Owens Corning Roofing and Asphalt introduces a new collection of shingle samples. Designed to address specific needs articulated by contractors, this new approach to samples will help improve the sales process for professionals and their customers.

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New samples are encased inside a clear vinyl sleeve, helping to prevent messy granule loss and eliminating the need for staples that can cause damage to surfaces in the home. The sleeves also work to protect samples against the natural wear and tear that occurs during storage and day-to-day use.

"Owens Corning™ Roofing regularly solicits feedback from its customers to help inform the development of new products and services that will address their unmet needs and ultimately help support their business," said Matt Lawver, Owens Corning Roofing and Asphalt contractor services leader. "We've taken a step away from the traditional sample board approach by developing a tool that works better for both the contractor and their end user, the homeowner."

The reinvented shingle samples fit inside an optional easy-to-carry case and weigh up to 80 percent less than traditional sample boards. The result is a light and organized sales kit that makes it more convenient for contractors to carry a variety of shingle colors and options in from the office or truck, compared to traditional sample boards.

Owens Corning™ Roofing Platinum Preferred Contractors, a selected group of top-tier roofing contractors, currently have access to the new shingle samples and the sample case through the Owens Corning ProConnect™ Resource center, http://ocproconnect.com. As an added benefit, sample orders are shipped to professionals in just 3-5 business days.

To learn more about Owens Corning Roofing and Asphalt, LLC, or the Platinum Preferred Contractor program, visit www.roofing.owenscorning.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 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 approximately 15,000 employees in 28 countries on five continents. Additional information is available at: www.owenscorning.com.

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Owens Corning
DeAnna Starn, +1-419-248-5667
deanna.starn@owenscorning.com