TOLEDO, Ohio, Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), a global leader in building materials and energy efficiency solutions, announced today that Owens Corning Roofing and Asphalt launched the new System Advantage™ Platinum Limited Lifetime Warranty exclusively available to Owens Corning™ Roofing Platinum Preferred Contractors. Beginning Feb. 1, 2012, the new Platinum Warranty provides Owens Corning™ Roofing Platinum Preferred Contractors the ability to offer homeowners limited lifetime workmanship warranty coverage* for roofs installed on single family detached homes. This new enhanced offering will replace the Platinum Promise™ Limited Warranty which currently covers workmanship for up to 25 years. "As members of this premiere Network, Owens Corning™ Roofing Platinum Preferred Contractors now have the exclusive ability to offer additional workmanship coverage* through an industry-leading Platinum Warranty," said Sheree Bargabos, President, Owens Corning Roofing and Asphalt. "Because of our continuing commitment to innovation and focus on what homeowners truly value, we have the confidence and ability to offer this enhancement to our warranty program." "Our Platinum Preferred Contractors have consistently demonstrated high quality workmanship practices and continue to provide an extraordinary experience for the homeowner," added Bargabos. "This new warranty offering gives homeowners exceptional value when selecting an Owens Corning™ Roofing Platinum Preferred Contractor." For additional information on the Owens Corning™ Roofing Platinum Preferred Contractor program or to use the contractor locator service, please visit www.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 57 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 $5.0 billion in 2010 and approximately 15,000 employees in 28 countries on five continents. Additional information is available at: www.owenscorning.com. Owens Corning™ Roofing Platinum Preferred Contractors are independent contractors and are neither affiliates nor agents of Owens Corning Roofing and Asphalt, LLC or its affiliated companies.