Why is Owens Corning a Great Asphalt Roofing Shingle?

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Let’s discuss the Owens Corning brand of roofing materials. As one of the most popular brands of shingles in Missouri, Owens Corning makes solid and reliable asphalt shingles that don’t require you to break the budget. Through this article, we will explore why these shingles are the best choice for roofing in Missouri.

Background on the Owens Corning Company

The history of Owens Corning goes all the way back to the 1800s when a lab experiment turned into what we know today as insulation. Best known for their iconic use of the “Pink Panther”, Owens Corning is a brand that manufacturers insulation, roofing, and fiberglass composites that are found in products throughout the world.

For roofing, Owens Corning produces a wide range of asphalt shingles under product lines called Duration, Oakridge, Berkshire, Woodcrest, Woodmoor, and Supreme. These different product lines offer various looks, price points, and impact resistance. Here in Missouri, most homeowners prefer the Owens Corning Duration brand of shingles for their durability, reputation, and affordability. This is one of our favorites because it outperforms many other shingle brands, and comes in a plethora of color options. They include:

  • Driftwood
  • Brownwood
  • Summer Harvest
  • Onyx Black
  • Harbor Blue
  • Shasta White
  • Desert Tan
  • . . . and several more.

Owens Corning shingles even offer special defense against offensive substances like algae. They do this with a shingle composed of an outer layer of ceramic, copper, and a mineral core. More importantly, Duration shingles have their patented SureNail technology built into each shingle. SureNail is a simple concept, but it makes a huge difference in the shingle performance and the speed of its installation. SureNail is a unique fabric strip that is integrated into the shingle and is the line where the roofing nails are installed. This unique fabric strip offers several advantages:

  1. It eliminates the worry that a roofing nail will be driven too far into the shingle. The fabric strip ensures the nail head sits at the right depth. This eliminates the need to hand drive roofing nails and allows for the free use of pneumatic nailers.
  2. It creates a much stronger grip on the shingle making it more difficult to blow off in the wind, as compared to other shingles.

These unique features, combined with a reputable company standing behind them, makes Owens Corning Duration shingles a great choice for any home.

Asphalt for Roofing Purposes

We can confidently state that there are many benefits to using Duration asphalt shingles. Here are just a few perks:

  • They can last anywhere from 15 to 25 years, even amid the harsh Missouri weather.
  • The price is quite cost-effective compared with more expensive approaches like metal roofing.
  • Asphalt shingles score high on energy efficiency, impact rating, angle versatility, and ability to withstand heavy wind (if you buy the right kind).
  • There are even asphalt shingles on the market that can imitate a wood or stone look.

If you want to dive further into this topic, check out this post we did on asphalt roof shingles.

CoMo Premium Exteriors: Best Roofers in Central Missouri

Once you’ve selected the material you like for your next roof project, then all you need is a good installation crew. Roofing can be dangerous and difficult, so never do this task alone. Along with the Owens Corning asphalt shingles, we also install other materials such as:

  • Metal Roofs
  • Flat Roofs
  • Commercial Roofs
  • Specialty Roofs

Good roofers can cover any of those jobs for you. When we say we’re good, we mean we’re The Best Roofers in Columbia, according to Expertise.com. If you’d like to see further testimony of our roofing prowess, just listen to all the positive feedback we receive.

On Google Reviews, we have over 200 reviews for a nearly perfect rating of 4.8/5.0 stars. That’s proof that you can rely on us for serious outdoor renovation work.

Contact us today if you want to learn more about roof replacements and the Owens Corning brand.

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