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Homeowners: Have You Committed To Shingle Recycling

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For the first time ever, Owens Corning is allowing homeowners to join contractors in a commitment to recycling roofing materials. As a recipient of the company’s Top Single Recycler award, we would like to encourage you to join us in taking the pledge.

From OwensCorning.com:

To take the pledge in markets where recycling is available, homeowners simply visitwww.roofing.owenscorning.com and select “Recycle Now.”  In addition to connecting with local contractors committed to shingle recycling, everyone who takes the pledge will also receive a free reusable tote bag while supplies last.  Homeowners who do not currently have shingle recycling available in their area can show their interest in shingle recycling by filling out a form on the website, which will help Owens Corning Roofing & Asphalt rally support from contractors in their local community. To learn more, simply visit the Sustainable Roofing page on the site.

Congratulations to Owens Corning!

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One of our favorite suppliers, Owens Corning has been awarded the “Partners of Choice” designation from David Weekly Homes. Way to go, guys!

Owens Corning has been honored for its commitment to quality with the highly respected “Partners of Choice” Award from David Weekley Homes, the third largest for-profit, privately-held U.S. home builder.  As the recipient of this elite recognition for the third consecutive year, Owens Corning achieved an “A” rating representing world-class excellence in Quality.David Weekley Homes’ interactive feedback program is designed to measure, evaluate, compare, and rate 150 supplier’s Quality and Service performance on a quarterly basis as part of its National Trading Partner Survey.  Ultimately, the National Trading Partner Survey is designed to challenge manufacturing partners to actively manage the supply chain to ensure everyone efficiently delivers high quality products at competitive prices seamlessly to their customer.

How To Pick A Home Vinyl Siding Color

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We love our siding supplier! James Hardie now has a very fun and helpful tool on their website to help you select your color for your home vinyl siding.

Let us know what color is right for you! Turns out we are “Mountain Sage” – sounds and looks very classy.

Check it out on the James Hardie website!

We’ve Taken The Owens Corning Shingle Recycling Pledge

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You can help us reduce landfill waste – by the ton!

Each year, up to 10 million tons of recyclable shingles are removed from the roofs of U.S. homes and buildings.

When you choose a roofing contractor who recycles torn-off shingles, not only do your old shingles not end up in a landfill-they get repurposed as pavement!

We are proud to be an Owens Corning Preferred Contractor and offer our customers shingle recycling!

 

Owens Corning : Sustainability Report Released

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We want to congratulate our supplier Owens Corning on their continued commitment to going green. As part of this effort, they have released their sustainability report for last year and, boy, we are impressed!

From OwensCorning.com:

Owens Corning released its sixth-annual Sustainability Report, highlighted by year-over-year intensity reductions in all environmental goals set and an impressive list of innovation-driven achievements.

Among the key accomplishments highlighted in the report is a reduction in waste-to-landfill intensity by 22 percent in 2011. That represents an absolute reduction of more than 37,000 metric tons. Owens Corning also reduced its toxic air emissions intensity by 37 percent last year. That amounts to an absolute reduction of 236 metric tons.

Building on the successes of its first 10-year goals, this is the first year the company is reporting against its new 2020 goals. Introduced last year, the company’s 2020 goals are designed to expand the scope and further raise the bar on its commitment to sustainability.

The full report and a downloadable summary progress report are available online at: http://sustainability.owenscorning.com.

Owens Corning Donates Up To $1 Million To Habitat For Humanity

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Owens Corning announced today the company will donate up to $1 million in cash and gifts-in-kind to Habitat for Humanity International over three years. The partnership will support house construction and revitalization projects nationwide.

The Owens Corning Foundation has donated $200,000 for 2012 and pledged $200,000 per year for 2013 and 2014. Owens Corning anticipates gift-in-kind donations of $400,000 over the same three-year period, providing fiberglass insulation, roofing materials and other products to support Habitat’s affordable housing projects.

“One of the most important benefits of community outreach and support is the positive impact it has on our Owens Corning team,” said Don Rettig, director, Community Relations, Owens Corning, and president of the Owens Corning Foundation. “We all like to know that we work for a company that is committed to the communities where we live and work.  Partnering with organizations like Habitat gives us a chance to work together to enhance the lives of others right in our own backyard.”

Owens Corning has supported Habitat for Humanity since 1997, sponsoring special events, such as Habitat’s Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project, World Habitat Day activities and the Habitat on the Hill annual legislative and advocacy conference. In 2006, Owens Corning joined Habitat in a national partnership.

“Over the years, Owens Corning has supported a number of build and advocacy events for Habitat for Humanity,” said Larry Gluth, senior vice president of U.S. and Canada, Habitat for Humanity International. “We are grateful for their partnership and the difference they are making in helping Habitat affiliates create affordable housing in their communities.”

Congrats To Andersen Windows On Energy Star Award

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We are happy to congratulate one of our longest window suppliers, Andersen Windows on their ENERGY STAR® Sustained Excellence Award!

At Andersen Windows, you’re getting more than just beautiful windows and patio doors. You’re also getting a commitment to energy efficiency and the environment.

The ENERGY STAR® Sustained Excellence distinction is reserved for ENERGY STAR partners demonstrating outstanding leadership year after year. The 2012 Sustained Excellence Awards are given only to organizations that have been named ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for three or more consecutive years.

For over 100 years, Andersen has built a reputation for environmental stewardship and energy-efficient products. In fact, Andersen has been part of the ENERGY STAR program since it started, and was the first window manufacturer to be named an ENERGY STAR National Window Partner of the Year in 1999.

Congratulations to our good friends at Andersen for their commitment and success in helping our customers save the environment and money with their products!

Supplier Showcase: Owens Corning TruDefinition® Duration® Shingles

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TruDefinition® Duration® Shingles are specially formulated to provide greater contrast and dimension to any roof. Through the use of multiple granule colors and shadowing, TruDefinition® Duration® Shingles offer a truly unique and dramatic effect. The exclusive combination of color and depth is what makes TruDefinition® Duration® Shingles like no other.

TruDefinition® Duration® Shingles are available in popular colors with bold, lively contrast and complementing shadow lines for greater dimension. They feature a Limited Lifetime Warranty*, 130-MPH Wind Resistance Limited Warranty*, and an Algae Resistance Limited Warranty.* Beyond the outstanding curb appeal and impressive warranty coverage, they also come with the advanced performance of patented SureNail® Technology.

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* See actual warranty for complete details, limitations and requirements.