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Product Profile: Owens Corning

Owens Corning is more than just a trusted name, they are a market leader in roofing shingles, underlayment and components products. Therefore at Industry Elite Services, we trust that Owens Corning’s products will give out clients the best looking and strongest roofing.

Not only does the roof need to be strong but the look of a roof can have a significant impact on the overall design and perceived value of a home. In some homes the roof makes up half of a home’s exterior.

Owens Corning makes a large selection of composition shingles ranging from affordable to high-end.

Are Owens Corning Shingles Right for Your Home?

The Owens Corning Total Protection Roofing System

A roof is much more than shingles. There are other components that protect against wind, rain, ice buildup, heat in the attic and other risks brought by the elements.

Owens Coring’s Total Protection roof uses the slogan  “Seal, Defend, Breath.”

Owens Coring’s Total Protection roof uses the slogan  “Seal, Defend, Breath.”

Seal: Underlayment and Moisture Barrier

Owens Corning makes standard felt underlayment (basic), ProArmor synthetic (better) and Deck Defense high performance synthetic (best).

The Owens Corning WeatherLock ice and water barrier is made in three tiers too. The premium Flex barrier protects valleys, eaves, rakes and areas around chimneys. It’s best suited for very cold climates with frequent freeze/thaw cycles.

Defend: Starter Shingles, Roof Shingles and Hip/Ridge Shingles

Owens Corning makes starter shingles in roll and strip form that provide extra coverage at roof eaves. Five hip and ridge shingle lines match Owens Corning’s range of shingle styles.

Breathe: Roof Ventilation

This is a range of products for the soffit, ridge and roof. The vents allow fresh, dry air to flow into the attic and hot and/or humid air to escape. Proper ventilation optimizes airflow to get rid of excess heat and moisture which can damage your attic and roof.

Owens Corning Roofing

Owens Corning Certified Contractors

Most major brands offer certified contractor programs and Owens Corning is no different.  Roofers in the network are trained in the installation of Owens Corning products. Industry Elite Services is one of those contractors. We are trusted and approve by Owens Corning to correctly install their products.

Owens Corning Warranties

Owens Corning offers four warranty tiers:

  1. Standard Roofing System warranty
  2. System Protection warranty using the Seal, Defend, Breathe materials.
  3. Preferred Protection System warranty- requires Owens Corning Preferred Contractor.
  4. The Platinum Protection System warranty- requires Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor.

All enhanced warranties require the installation of products from the Total Protection roofing system.

Large Selection of Shingles

Owens Corning makes 7 distinct lines of shingles. Each is available in 4 to 14 colors, though color options vary slightly by region.

Specialty Shingles

Because Owens Corning knows that every home is different and has different needs, they have made many different kinds of specialty shingles. If you want specific protection or performance for your home, these are your options:

Impact-resistant shingles: Duration Storm is a line of shingles with the Class 4 impact rating which is the best rating for asphalt shingles. For this reason, you may be able to qualify for home insurance discounts from some carriers

Algae/stain protection: Dark, flowing stains on roofs are a result of algae. However Owens Corning StreakGuard protection is available on all lines. Copper in the core of the granules gradually leeches out. The copper prevents algae growth.

Wind protection: The industry standard for wind warranties is to 60mph for 3-tab and 110mph for dimensional while Owens Corning Berkshire comes with 130mph warranties with standard installation.

Energy Star shingles: A limited number of Owens Corning shingles reflect enough UV to qualify as a cool roof/Energy Star product.

Color And Design Inspiration

Because your roof covers about 40% of your home, you want to make sure it looks good. Shingles not only protect a home but also bring design and value to a home. For this reason Owens Corning offers cool design/inspiration tools you can use to visualize your home’s exterior with Owens Corning shingles, siding and more. These include Style Boards with color schemes to explore and the DesignEyeQ Visualization Experience.

DesignEyeQ allows you to upload a picture of your home or choose one like it from a large gallery of homes. Then, you can apply any Owens Corning roofing shingle to the house to see how it looks.

In conclusion, Owens Corning is one of the top companies we use here at Industry Elite Services. We trust Owens Corning products. Call us today!

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