REMODELERS CAN NOW TRANSFORM HOMES FROM UNINVITING TO UPSCALE IN AS LITTLE AS ONE DAY WITH OWENS CORNING™ VERSETTA STONE™ PANELSNEW STONE VENEER INSTALLS IN PANELS OVER EXISTING SUBSTRATES—NO MORTAR REQUIRED TOLEDO, Ohio –
April 22, 2010 – Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) today introduced Versetta Stone™, the company’s newest line of manufactured stone veneer. Versetta Stone is a non-structural, masonry wall cladding that installs in as little as one day with the ease of a siding product—no mortar required. Versetta Stone panels can significantly expand the business of remodelers and siding contractors by giving them a new option to help homeowners achieve a beautiful stone finish, indoors and out, in as little as one day. Mechanical fasteners enable quick installation in any weather. Versetta Stone panels are easily installed with a nail gun or screws, eliminating the need for mortar. Available in six natural texture/color options, Versetta Stone panels come with a complementary line of accessories to finish the look. “Remodelers are always looking to differentiate, and Versetta Stone panels are a beautiful option that can quickly and dramatically transform homes—and businesses—in a single day,” said Bill LeBaron, vice president and general manager of Owens Corning Masonry Products. “Owens Corning is a leader in manufactured stone veneers because we bring beauty, reliability and sustainability to this category. Versetta Stone panelized stone represents an extension of this leadership position.” Homeowners will enjoy the immediate enhanced curb appeal from the look of stone, which has proven to add to the perceived value of homes during the selling process. In addition, homeowners can feel confident in their selection of Owens Corning™ Versetta Stone panelized stone veneer as it comes with an industry leading 50-year limited warranty, including one-time transferability, and is made with a minimum 50 percent validated recycled content[i] – the highest third party validation of recycled content for manufactured stone products. For builders and designers, Versetta Stone panels have been approved under the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Research Center Green Approved Products seal of approval. The Green Approved mark indicates third-party documentation and approval by the NAHB Research Center that a building product contributes to compliance of specific green practices and can earn points towards the National Green Building Standard.Owens Corning is initially offering Versetta Stone panels in a limited distribution in the east coast. To learn more about Versetta Stone™ panels visit www.versettastone.com or call 1-800-GET-PINK®. About Owens CorningOwens 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 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 $4.8 billion in 2009 and about 16,000 employees in 28 countries on five continents. Additional information is available at www.owenscorning.com.