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
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
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