Owens Corning to Quiet Down America
Owens Corning's Quiet Down America Tour Launches with HGTV's Candice Olson of "Divine Design" to Educate Consumers about Residential Noise Control Solutions
Toledo, Ohio, August 8, 2006 – This month, well-known PINK insulation manufacturer, Owens Corning (OWENQ.OB) is launching a category awareness tour across the country to educate consumers about ways to
control unwanted noise in the home. To help promote its QuietZone® residential noise control building product
solutions, Owens Corning's Quiet Down America Tour will visit leading home shows throughout the country to
highlight ways Americans can incorporate the element of "shhhhh!" in their home design.
The Quiet Down America Tour launches on August 9 in New York City and will demonstrate the state-of-the-art QuietZone product solutions, which when used together, can reduce airborne and structural noises by up to 85
percent*. Tour stop attendees will hear a live noise comparison of common household appliances through an
untreated wall in the mobile QuietZone product solutions house and again through a wall treated with Owens
Corning's highest level noise control solution, QuietZone® Quiet Retreats™.
Visitors will have the opportunity to learn how sound is transmitted from room to room as well as how
QuietZone products can be used to manage volume within each room of the home. Third-party experts
specializing in the fields of acoustics and architectural engineering will also be on hand at select stops to
answer visitor questions about home design and sound transmission.
"Modern appliances and amenities coupled with today's high ceilings and hardwood floors help create beautiful indoor environments, but ones that are noisy and highly disruptive," said Candice Olson, host of HGTV
Network's "Divine Design."
"As a result, common household activities can have a jarring impact on a family's quality of life. Before the walls are painted or the accent rug is placed, new homeowners need to consider the elements behind and
below these items that will allow them to fully enjoy the finished product."
Utilized during the building phase of the home, QuietZone products work to help absorb, block, break and
isolate sound waves that travel from room to room. Installed between walls and floors, the products reduce the
amount of noise heard outside of the treated room. The line includes products ranging from acoustic insulation
batts, sealant, wall studs, ceiling products and floor mats to duct board and flexible duct media products for the
heating, ventilation and air conditioning system - which can improve the acoustics of the home and contribute
to increased energy efficiency.
"Residential noise control has been overlooked for years while home design and lifestyles have made it more
important than ever to raise awareness among new construction home buyers about the solutions available to
better manage sound," said Portia Ash, business manager for Owens Corning Residential Noise Control.
"Addressing the need for residential noise control is a critical factor in new home construction and this tour is a
way to let new homeowners experience the most complete noise control solution available on the market."
The Quiet Down America tour will visit the following locations:
- Anaheim, Calif.- Southern California Home & Garden Show, Aug. 19-27
- San Antonio, Texas- Fall Texas Home & Garden Show, Sept. 8-10
- Austin, Texas- Fall Texas Home & Garden Show, Sept. 22-24
- Denver, Colo.- Home Decorating & Remodeling Show, Sept. 29 - Oct. 1
- Jacksonville, Fla.- Jacksonville Fall Home Show, Oct. 5-8
- West Palm Beach, Fla.- West Palm Beach Home & Garden Show, Oct. 20-22
- Marlboro, Md.- Suburban Maryland Fall Home & Garden Expo, Oct. 27-29
- Kansas City, Mo.- The Greater Kansas City Home Show, Nov. 3-5
*For more information about QuietZone product solutions, please call 1-800-GET-PINK™ or visit
About Owens Corning
Owens Corning is a world leader in building materials systems and composite solutions. A Fortune
500 company for more than 50 years, Owens Corning people redefine what is possible each day to
deliver high-quality products and services ranging from insulation, roofing and manufactured
stone veneer, to glass composite materials used in transportation, electronic, telecommunications
and other high-performance applications. Since the company’s founding in 1938, Owens Corning has
become a market-leading innovator of glass fiber technology with sales of $6.3 billion in 2005 and
20,000 employees in 25 countries. Additional information is available at www.owenscorning.com.