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Owens Corning: Superior Roofing Shingles for Top Performance

As a homeowner, you understand the importance of choosing a roofing system made from sturdy, long-lasting materials. However, when it’s time for a replacement, that doesn’t make sorting through the hundreds of roofing options on the market any easier! 

Instead of flying blind, it’s better to trust the recommendation of a local contractor for beautiful, durable, and weatherproof roofing. Discover why our experienced team recommends Owens Corning roofing shingles for homeowners in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Just How Durable Are Owens Corning Roofing Shingles?

Owens Corning manufactures some of the most durable shingles on the market. Let’s look at some of the reasons you can trust these roofing shingles to “do their job” once installed.

Material

Owens Corning roofing shingles are made from fire-resistant fiberglass coated with waterproof asphalt and covered with durable granules. Not only is this combination of materials sturdy, but it will protect your home during every storm and in every season.

Many of Owens Corning’s shingle lines, including Duration Cool, Duration Cool Plus, and Duration Designer, even come with algae-resistant or solar-reflective granules to keep your roofing system cool, clean, and beautiful.

Weight

When choosing a shingle material, you want to select a material that is heavy enough to stay securely fastened to your roof — guaranteeing long-lasting performance — but light enough to carry up and down ladders with ease — resulting in more affordable installation costs. Owens Corning shingles offer the best of both worlds!

Nailing Zone

The nailing zone is one of the most critical components of a shingle to guarantee correct roof installation — it’s how manufacturers communicate with installers about where each roofing shingle should be secured to the roof decking. That said, a clear, consistent nailing zone free of obstructions (like tar) is ideal for well-secured shingles. 

Owens Corning shingles come with an excellent nailing zone, and many styles come with SureNail Technology — significantly increasing the likelihood of durable shingles (and guaranteeing it when you work with a trusted local contractor!).

Granule Loss

Premature shingle granule loss can cause issues with your roofing system down the road.

As mentioned earlier, shingle granules often include algae-resistant or solar-reflective properties to keep your roof clean and cool. When your shingles lose these granules, they also lose the benefits that come with them. Additionally, your gutters can become clogged and backed up with granules when they fall off.

The fewer granules your roofing system has, the less time it will last. Fortunately, Owens Corning roofing shingles are incredibly resistant to granule loss. Even when dropped multiple times, most granules stay attached to the shingles.

Wind Resistance

High-speed winds during rainstorms or snowstorms are not uncommon in Pennsylvania or New Jersey. Choosing roofing shingles that are resistant to wind damage — which can lead to water damage — is of the utmost importance. 

All of Owens Corning’s roofing shingles can withstand winds with speeds of up to 130 miles per hour. For reference, that is enough durability to hold up in a Category 3 hurricane.

Algae Resistance

Rain, snow, and humidity can all cause unsightly algae growth on your roofing shingles. As time passes, algae streaks and discoloration can cause your roof to deteriorate. To prevent this problem, many of Owens Corning’s roofing shingle lines, including Berkshire, Woodcrest, and Duration Designer, come with copper-lined granules that resist algae growth.

Impact Resistance

In the event of a hailstorm or wind-driven rainstorm, having impact-resistant roofing shingles is crucial. Otherwise, hailstones or other objects, like tree limbs, can puncture your shingles and cause severe water damage.

Owens Corning offers Duration, Duration Designer, Duration Max, Duration Cool, Duration Cool Plus, and Duration Premium shingles with a Class 4 impact rating — the highest rating for impact resistance!

Install Owens Corning Roofing Shingles with Remodeling Concepts for Long-Lasting Performance

If you’re looking for a roofing material that can withstand the test of time, look no further than Owens Corning roofing shingles. Not only are these roofing shingles resistant to wind, impacts, algae, and weather — they’re beautiful too. You can choose from dozens of colors, styles, and designs to perfectly match your home’s appearance. 

Remodeling Concepts is an Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor, so you will not only enjoy the benefits of these durable shingles — you’ll also enjoy a 50-year lifetime guarantee on all Owens Corning products installed by our experienced team. 

Learn more about our roofing services, and when you’re ready to replace your outdated roofing system with a long-lasting alternative, contact us for a free, no-pressure quote!