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Basement

Homeowners Guide To
IN ABOUT TWO WEEKS
Now You Can Have
A Beautifully Finished,
Mold Resistant
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Sound-Absorbing Basement
With A Lifetime Limited
Transferable Warranty
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Introduction
Basement Finishing Ideas
Family & Game Room Ideas
Kids Playroom Ideas
Home Ofce Ideas
Home Gym Ideas
Home Theater Ideas
Why Owens Corning
Our Process
Advantages Over Drywall
Product Details
Customer Testimonials
Frequently Asked Questions
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Why Owens Corning
Our Process
Advantages Over Drywall
Product Details
Customer Testimonials
Frequently Asked Questions
Congratulations! Youve fnally decided to turn your basement into your
dream living space. Your family will enjoy their new game room, workout
room, ofce, movie theaterwhatever you want the room to be!for years
to come, and you may increase the value of your home in both tangible and
intangible ways.
The real question now is, Who should I hire to fnish my basement?
This is a question that should not be taken lightly. When many people
think of basement fnishing, their frst thought is an arduous, months-long
process of measuring, cutting, and hammering 2 x 4s and hanging drywall.
The sheer enormity of the project is a major reason many people seem to
perpetually put of fnishing their basementor simply rule it out altogether.
Welcome to the world of the Owens Corning Basement Finishing
System. We ofer a revolutionary way to quickly fnish any basement that
avoids the usual pitfalls, hassles, problems, and red fags associated with this
kind of project. Instead of disrupting your household activities for months,
it only takes about two weeks. Instead of using lumber or drywallwhich
can be a food source when mold is presentthe Owens Corning Basement
Finishing System uses walls that resist mold and mildew
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, has a Lifetime
Limited Transferable Warranty as long as you home your home
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, and creates
a beautifully fnished basement!
To Quickly Finish Any
Basement That Minimizes
The Usual Pitfalls, Hassles,
Problems, and Red Flags
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Basement Finishing Ideas
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Revolutionary Way
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With the Owens Corning Basement Finishing System, you and your
family can enjoy your newly remodeled basement sooner than you may
have thought possible. Whether youre looking for a place to watch
movies with loved ones, unwind with a good book at the end of the day,
or relax on a Sunday afternoon, transforming your basement into a family
room is one of the best basement fnishing ideas around.
The Basement Finishing System is a great way to create your dream
game room. Its mold resistant
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and Class A fre rated. Since our walls are
sound absorbent, it helps keep your home peaceful and quiet
Basement Finishing Ideas:
Transform Your Basement Into A Beautiful
Family Room or Game Room
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We use walls that last a lifetime
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, resist mold and mildew
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and creates a beautifully fnished basement.
Thats just the beginning.
(as long as you own your home)
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Finishing a basement with the Owens Corning Basement
Finishing System is a simple way to create a new room for your
house without building an above-ground addition, and it makes
a great space for a playroom. By having the Basement Finishing
System installed, its easy to provide the kids with a safe and
comfortable environment thats sure to get rave reviews at
playtime.
Finish Your Basement To
Create A Kids Playroom
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If you currently work from home, or think you might like to in the future, setting up an area where you can focus and get your work done is
likely a top priority and your fnished basement can be a great place to set up shop. After all, your ofce can be only seconds away, and youll
be able to customize your new basement home ofce to your liking with the Owens Corning Basement Finishing System.
A basement fnished with the Owens Corning Basement Finishing System can provide you with a comfortable workspace year-round,
thanks to its insulated basement walls that are designed to help keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. As an added beneft,
the insulated walls also absorb sound, which can make it easy when you need to focus on your work.
Furthermore, when it comes to setting up your computer and other necessary equipment, youll be happy to know that the Owens Corning
Basement Finishing System allows you to hide wires behind its removable walls and trim. This feature can help keep your fnished basement
from looking cluttered with cords.
Turn Your Basement Into A
Home Ofce
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Utilize
Your Basement
Renovation As A
Home Gym
Have you thought about creating a space specifcally for your own use? If your busy lifestyle
prevents you from exercising as frequently as youd like, or youd just prefer to work out from
the comfort of your homeand out of view of strangerswhy not create a private gym?
The Owens Corning Basement Finishing System is a great choice for creating your own
home gym. It can be completed in about two weeks, and with sound-absorbing walls,
your home gym will be as quiet and comfortable as it is convenient.
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Refnishing your basement with the Owens Corning Basement
Finishing System gives you the opportunity to transform your
dark, dingy basement into your own home theater complete with
exceptional acoustics and comfortable temperatures all year long.
If you love to curl up with a big tub of popcorn and watch movies,
utilizing your basement is an excellent option.
The Owens Corning Basement Finishing System allows you to
create a home theater in your house without the potentially high
cost of building an above-ground addition. The insulated,
sound-absorbing walls are sure to get rave reviews from your whole
family because youll be able to crank up the volume and listen to
movies without competition from outside noise and minimize
disruptions to family members who are elsewhere in the house.
Plus, refnishing your basement with the Owens Corning Basement
Finishing System and its specially designed, thermally insulated
walls will help keep it cool during the summer and warm in the
winter, so your family will be able to enjoy movie night throughout
the year.
Refnish Your Basement
As A Home Theater
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Does it really matter who manufacturers your basement
fnishing materials? YES IT DOES!
Owens Corning and its family of companies are
committed to driving sustainability by delivering
solutions, transforming markets and enhancing lives.
A Global Company Where Market-Leading Businesses are Built
Building Materials products are focused on making new and existing homes and
buildings more energy efcient, comfortable and attractive.
A Heritage of Innovation
For nearly 75 years, Owens Corning has led virtually every major technological
advance in glass fber technology. Through the years, Owens Corning
innovations have ranged from military applications during World War II and the
Fiberglas-reinforced 1954 Chevrolet Corvette to the manufacturer of materials
for Appollo space suits, insulation of the Trans-Alaskan pipeline, and the
Fiberglas roof of the Haj Terminal in Saudi Arabia, to name but a few. This spirit of
innovation continues today with revolutionary solutions such as Owens Cornings
high-performance EcoTouch insulation, introduced in 2011.
PINK is Green
Owens Corning is committed to balancing economic growth with social progress
and environmental stewardship as it delivers sustainable solutions to its building
materials and composite customers around the world. The companys ability to
deliver on this commitment has earned Owens Corning a number of related
honors, including a ranking on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index.
The Manufacturer of
Your Basement Does
Make a Diference
Why Owens Corning
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Eight
Steps
our process
When fnishing your basement with the Owens
Corning Basement Finishing System it can be
extremely helpful to know what exactly to expect.
While the installation process may vary slightly
depending on your unique basement setup, there
are eight core steps to every basement remodeling
project.
The eight steps that your basement fnishing contractors
will follow are detailed below.
1. The Welcome Call
You will receive an initial call welcoming and congratulating
you on your investment in your home.
2. Lending Agreement
The ofce will explain the various payment options.
3. Pre-installation Walkthrough
Once fnancing and cost details are complete, a walkthrough
of the project will be scheduled with a member of the
production department.
4. Compliance
Production will ensure that your job meets all local building
codes.
5. Installation Appointment
Installation start dates are set to begin work on your
basement fnishing project.
6. Installation Begins
Quick and clean installation allows you to start enjoying your
new space in about two weeks.
7. Final Walkthrough
This step is to ensure you are completely satisfed with your
new living space.
8. Warranty and Satisfaction Survey
Register your warranty and complete a Customer Satisfaction
Survey. Did we meet your expectations?
Certifed Basement Finishing
Contractors Install the Owens Corning
Basement Finishing System in
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Once You Learn the Advantages of Our Unique System,
Youll See That Theres Really No Comparison.
Finishing your basement is a major projectunderstanding the relative
strengths and weaknesses of diferent ways of getting the job done is
critical. Every aspect of The Owens Corning Basement Finishing System
was designed specifcally for the basement environment. Please consider
the following details as you make your decision:
1. Installed In About 2 Weeks, Instead of About 2 Months
Our system is installed quickly because the process and the nature of the
materials being used require fewer labor hours. Consider this: A typical
drywall installation could take about two months and can cause a huge
mess. First they have to bring in a carpentry crew to frame the basement;
then a drywall crew will hang, tape, mud, and sand the drywall. Other
contractors may also be brought in to complete electric, HVAC, plumbing,
and other workwhich takes even more time.
Our process is simple: Our installers only need a few days to install the
framing (metal, not woodquicker, less messy), 1-2 days for the electrician
to complete the electrical work, then a few more days for the original small
crew to install the walls, arrange for inspections, install the ceiling grid, and
perform a fnal walkthrough with the homeowner.
2. Mold & Mildew Resistant
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Basements naturally have more moisture than the rest of your home
plus the added possibility of leaks from outside or from plumbing. Using
drywall or other traditional methods if moisture is present, can increase the
likelihood of mold and mildew developing.
Our materials are breathable and resist mold & mildew
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. The exterior walls
are made out of 2.5 of rigid fberglass, and are covered with a beautiful
fnish. When moisture is present, the walls actually breathe and allow it to
pass through and dissipate in the air instead of trapping it, absorbing it, or
both.
3. Durable, Dent- and Stain-Resistant,
and Virtually Maintenance-Free Walls
Depending on how you intend to use your basement, drywall could be a
major problem. If youre thinking of a kids playroomdents and holes are
an unfortunate reality. If youre thinking of having a pool tablepool balls
and pool cues have a way of fnding the walls. Plus, with drywall, picture
hanging and fxtures leave conspicuous dents and holes.
The Owens Corning Basement Finishing System is dent resistant, mark
resistant, and wont discolor over time. With our innovative Picture Hanging
Kits, you can hang as many pictures as youd like without ever putting a
single hole in the wall.
4. Lifetime Limited Transferable Warranty
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The drywall typically used in basements generally has a 30 day warranty.
The Owens Corning Basement Finishing System comes with a Lifetime
Limited Transferable Warranty for as long as you own your home, covers
any manufacturing product defects and can be transferred one time. A
warranty is only as good as the company that stands behind it.
5. Insulate Your BasementSave On Energy Bills
Is it any wonder that a global leader in insulation would create the Basement
Finishing System that insulates your basement and contributes to energy
savings in your home? Our sturdy walls are 2.5 thick and made from world
famous Owens Corning insulation. The walls are thermally insulated to
reduce heat loss, which could lead to cost savings on your energy bills.
Reasons To Choose
The Owens Corning
Basement
Finishing System
Over Drywall TEN
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6. Removable Walls Allow Easy Access to Foundation
With drywall, it can be difcult to access your foundation walls. Basement
foundation walls were simply not designed to be permanently covered
up. First, there can be water problems in a basement caused by storms,
foundation cracks, humidity, and indoor plumbing. If you fnish a basement
with drywall, there could be mold growing on the back side, and there may
be no way to know. Also, drywall blocks access to address plumbing and
electrical issues that can arise.
With the Owens Corning Basement Finishing System walls are easily
removable, which allows for access to the foundation. If there is ever any
issue, simply remove the wall, address it, and put the wall back in place. This
can prevent a small problem from becoming a major one.
7. Acoustic Insulation Keeps
Basement Noise Downstairs Where It Belongs!
When you consider that the average basement size is 800 square feet,
and it rests directly BELOW your entire ground level foor, its important to
consider how to minimize the noisenot just within the room, but also the
noise that can ruin your peace on the foor above. Our sound absorbing
walls are 2.5 thick and are certifed with a .95 Noise Reduction Coefcient
(NRC). That means it absorbs most of the sound it comes in contact with.
Drywall tests at a .05 NRC, meaning it refects most of the sound it comes
in contact with, making the room noisy. Our beautiful drop ceiling was
specifcally designed for the Basement Finishing System, and it absorbs
and minimizes sound travelling up into your house, meaning you dont
have to hear the basement activities as much (TV, children playing, music,
etc.) while youre upstairs.
8. Installed By Certifed, Trained Professionals
Installers of the Owens Corning Basement Finishing System are required
to be properly trained and certifed following the systematic installation
procedures developed by scientists at the Owens Corning Science and
Technology Center in Granville, Ohio. Drywall installers may or may not be
certifed to any particular competency leveldont take a chance.
9. Class A Fire Rating
Owens Corning Basement Finishing System walls are Class A fre rated
complying to the International Building Code (IBC) and the International
Residential Code (IRC) requirements for interior wall fnishes.
10. End Result A Beautifully Finished Basement
Now you know the Owens Corning Basement Finishing System was
designed specifcally for the basement environment with features like
quick, clean (minimal dust compared to drywall) installation, mold &
mildew resistance
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, and removable walls just to name a few. But what we
hear from our customers time and time again is how much they enjoy
spending time in their new living space. As you can see from the pictures,
the Owens Corning Basement Finishing System creates a beautiful living
space. Our customers tell us once we fnish their basement it often becomes
the primary gathering place in their home.
38,000 Families Cant Be Wrong
the Owens Corning Basement Finishing System
Delivers Great Finished Basements!
The next step is simple: give us a call to schedule an appointment. Well
help you design YOUR perfect basement and give you an iron-clad quote
IN WRITING. Weve fnished thousands of basements and wed love to help
you fnish yours!
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A. Thermal and acoustic insulation for comfort and quiet.
B. System resists mold and mildew.
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C. Durable, dent- & stain-resistant walls.
D. Easy access to foundation, pipes and electrical boxes.
E. Trim components ft seamlessly with easy access to low
voltage wiring and foundation.
While conventional lumber and drywall construction
work fne for above-ground areas, they can warp, rot
and allow mold to grow in high-moisture areas like
basements. In contrast, the Owens Corning Basement
Finishing System lets moisture pass through naturally
and resists the growth of mold
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. Here are some of the
additional advantages youll enjoy with the Basement
Finishing System.
Professional, quick
installation
Finished room in about
two weeks
Easy access to
foundation
Trim components add
fne fnishing touches
Product Details
Finishing Facts
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We are extremely happy with the look and the functionality of
the basement. Both the salesman Bill and the crew who built it,
Howell and Ron were great. They worked with me all the way
and there was no problem that couldnt be solved. I would gladly
recommend it to anyone wishing to install a quality basement.
Alan in Drums, PA
We wanted to write this letter to let you know how much we enjoy
our new basement and to thank you for all of the great work.
We would highly recommend the Owens Corning Basement
Finishing System to anyone we know, and have already been
showing of our new basement to family and friends.
The Petersen Family in Saint Paul, MN
We love our basement. The quality of all the materials from
fooring to ceiling is remarkable. We look forward to all the
enjoyment we will get in years to come because of Owens
Corning.
Lynn and Barbara in Chicopee, MA
I cant thank you enough for everything that you have done to
provide us with double the living space in our home. We will not
hesitate to come back for further work to be done on our home.
John and Laura in Wantagh, NY
My wife and I would like to take this opportunity to commend our
installer for his professionalism, quality of detailed workmanship,
and guidance. Our project was completed within ten days
without any problems. We would not hesitate to recommend
the Basement Finishing System to anyone desiring the many
features ofered by Owens Corning.
Richard and Greta in Fairfax, VA
Thank you Owens Corning. The process and quality of work done
was very satisfying. I would defnitely recommend your services
to others. I hope to enjoy the space for many years to come.
Angie and Marisol in Bayonne, NJ
We knew this was the option for us. It provided us with 40% more
living space, and allowed us to rearrange the house so everyone
still had a place to sleep and play. The best part was how fast it
could be done! The whole job was complete in just 2 weeks.
Paula and Brian in Lincoln, RI
We now have a relaxing and safe environment for our children to
play. As well as extra living space to watch T.V., play games, and
entertain our family and friends.
Christina in Franklin Square, NY
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Q. Is the Basement Finishing System available in stores?
A. To assure optimum results, it is only ofered and installed by
our Basement Finishing System certifed professionals located
in the United States.
Q. What advantages does it have over traditional drywall?
A. Many. Drywall may dent easily, restricts access to your
foundation, can be damaged by moisture, and since drywall
can be a food source for mold, it is subject to mold and rot . The
Owens Corning Basement Finishing System helps eliminate
these problems and others since its inorganic material is not a
food source for mold.
Q. Will it waterproof my basement?
A. The Basement Finishing System walls are mold and mildew
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resistant to accommodate high-humidity environments, but
cannot correct an existing water problem in your basement.
Q. How long does it take to install?
A. The Owens Corning Basement Finishing System can be
installed in less time and with less mess than traditional drywall.
An average basement can be completed in about 2 weeks.
Q. Will I have access to my foundation walls?
A. Yes. It is imperative that you have easy access to your
foundation walls in the event of a pipe leak or electrical problem.
The Basement Finishing System provides easy access with
removable walls and trim components.
FAQ
Q. Are the materials mold and mildew resistant?
A. Because of the basements unique environment, water
damage and moisture are not uncommon and can lead to mold
and mildew growth. Exposure to mold and mildew can cause
upper respiratory illnesses. All materials used in the Basement
Finishing System are resistant to mold & mildew
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Q. Has the product been independently tested?
A. Yes. The Basement Finishing System has been tested by
certifed labs for fammability, thermal, acoustical, and stability
performance as required for listing by International Code Council
Evaluation Service, Inc. and is building code compliant with the
International Residential Code.
Q. What are the acoustic benefts of adding insulation to my
basement?
A. The Basement Finishing System features acoustic insulation
that delivers a .95 NRC for sound absorption. Providing good
sound quality to your room making your home a peaceful,
enjoyable place for everyone.
Q. How much does it cost?
A. Each basement is unique, but compared to the cost of above
ground remodeling projects, fnishing your basement may be
the most cost efective.
Q. How do I get started?
A. Its easy. Just call 1-800-BASEMENT to fnd the Certifed
Installer nearest you.
1. While the materials and design of the Owens Corning Basement Finishing System resist mold and mildew, the system cannot prevent or mitigate mold if the conditions necessary for mold growth otherwise exist in your basement. 2. Limited Lifetime Warranty
covers any manufacturing product defects during the time you own your home. See actual warranty for details, limitations, and requirements. 3. Avoid usual pitfalls and problems when compared to drywall construction.
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