The Ins and Outs of Being an Owens Corning Preferred Contractor: A Complete Guide

Most homeowners are familiar with Owens Corning roofing products. But perhaps you don’t know what it means to be an Owens Corning Preferred Contractor (or Platinum Preferred Contractor.) Learn more about what these designations signify in the residential roofing industry.

Owens Corning: A Legendary Brand With An Unmatched Reputation

No manufacturer is more closely associated with high-quality, long-lasting building and construction supplies than Owens Corning. The humble roots of this immensely acclaimed company trace back to 1851. Over the decades, they have become the unparalleled leader in glass innovation.

Through their relentless efforts, Owens Corning stretched the limits of what could be created with glass. Those endeavors included (and continue to encompass) a wide range of roofing materials. Today, among other notable accomplishments, they stand as the leading producer in the roofing industry.

What It Means To Be An Owens Corning Preferred Contractor

Affiliating with the Owens Corning name distinguishes noteworthy roofing companies from others who lack that association. Being designated as an “Owens Corning Preferred Contractor” means that the roofer is “part of an exclusive network of roofing professionals who meet high standards and strict requirements for professionalism and reliability.” 

To achieve this coveted status of recognition, a roofing contractor must fully conform to the following provisions:

  • Maintain membership in good standing with the Owens Corning Contractor Network;
  • Possess all licenses and insurances as required by local, state, or federal law; 
  • Hold at least $1,000,000 in general liability insurance; and
  • Retain a business credit rating satisfactory to Owens Corning and its affiliated entities.

Owens Corning offers its Preferred Contractors full marketing support to help them achieve optimal success in their business practices and pursuits. Additionally, roofing companies with this invaluable designation can provide homeowners exclusive warranties, including System Protection Limited Warranties and Preferred Protection Limited Warranties.

The Definition Of An Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor

At the top tier of the Owens Corning Roofing Contractor Network, the Platinum Preferred Contractor status means that the qualified roofing contractor meets (and continuously maintains) the industry’s strictest benchmarks for craftsmanship, professionalism, and reliability. Only the top 1% of roofing contractors nationwide qualify for this exacting standard of excellence.

For a roofing company to achieve this echelon, it must pass rigorous screening by Owens Corning, demonstrating financial stability and exemplary customer service. Additionally, Owens Corning employs a meticulous and exacting installation workmanship inspection process to ensure the roofer utilizes proper installation procedures and standards per manufacturer specifications.

Beyond these requirements, to earn this distinction, the roofing contractor must (i) uphold a good standing with the Better Business Bureau, (ii) be an operable business for three years (or at least a year as a Preferred Contractor, and (iii) remain current with the industry’s roofing best practices. These provisions are in addition to the Preferred Contractor requirements.

Roofing companies with the distinction of Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor are the only roofing professionals authorized to offer all Owens Corning extended warranty coverage options. Accordingly, only they can provide homeowners with the exclusive Platinum Protection Limited Warranty. This coverage expands a homeowner’s workmanship coverage from none to lifetime.

Owens Corning shingles installed on an Illinois home courtesy of 3JM Exteriors.

4 Benefits Of Hiring An Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor

Access To An Extensive Line Of Owens Corning Roofing Products

As the leading roofing manufacturer, Owens Corning offers a wide variety of superior roofing products. Platinum Preferred Contractors have the authority to provide any Owens Corning roofing material to their customers. This distinct benefit ensures homeowners receive the customized roofing solution (including style, color, accent, and pattern) that best meets their needs and preferences.

Access To Exclusive Warranties And Guarantees

A warranty provides a meaningful promise to protect customers that a product will perform as expected for a specified period (or, in rare instances, for a lifetime.) No roofer supplier offers better warranty coverage than Owens Corning. Platinum Preferred Contractors offer the broadest range of warranties on roofing materials, accessories, and, in many cases, workmanship (labor).

Assurance: The Contractor Meets The Highest Level Of Professionalism

An outstanding customer service experience makes a positive impression on you. Conversely, poor service causes frustration and heartache (and leaves a sour taste in your mouth regarding the provider.) Owens Corning understands this aspect of business. They only designate roofing companies that meet the strictest standards of responsiveness to customers with Platinum Preferred Contractor status.

Assurance: The Contractor Possesses Extensive Training, Skill, and Expertise

Peace of mind. Homeowners value professionals who know how to do the job the right way the first time. Often, they will pay a premium (not that they don’t appreciate value) for the guarantee that they receive excellent and efficient craftsmanship. Because Owens Corning carefully screens every roofing contractor in its network, homeowners can trust the service they receive is top-of-the-line.

For all your residential roofing needs in Northeastern Illinois, contact 3JM Exteriors. We are an Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor, your trusted roofing company. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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