Give your house a proper protection

We all heard the saying: ‘My home is my castle.’ It means that our home is the place where we feel comfortable and safe. However, comfort and safety do not come with houses by default. They are ensured by many aspects including the materials the houses are made from. A roof is one of the most important parts of any house which provides cover and protection from various weather conditions. To make sure it can withstand even the nastiest weather, it’s important to use quality and durable materials not to let damage get out of hand.

Owens Corning roofing materials have been in the building industry for more than 70 years. Nowadays, it is America’s leading roofing brand. Its shingles and roofing systems have been used and trusted by many contractors. In this article, we would like to review Owens Corning Duration shingles which are offered in various colors and styles.

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Features of Owens Corning TruDefinition Duration shingles

TruDefiniton Duration shingles are formulated to provide greater dimension and contrast to any roof. Owing to the use of shadowing and popular granule colors Duration shingles offer a unique and dramatic effect. Exclusive combination of depth and color makes them like no other. These Owens Corning shingles are available in various colors with lively contrast and complementing shadow lines ensuring greater dimension.

Owens Corning Duration shingles warranty package features a Limited Lifetime Warranty, Algae Resistance Limited Warranty, and /‡‡ 130-MPH Wind Resistance Limited Warranty. Along with impressive warranty coverage and outstanding curb appeal, TruDefinition Duration shingles offer excellent performance of patented SureNail® Technology which has become a real breakthrough in roofing. It offers the following benefits:

  • innovative design featuring woven engineered reinforced fabric allowing fast and consistent installation;
  • triple layer protection;
  • superior adhesion ensured by Tru-Bond®‡ sealant that tightly grips to the engineered fabric;
  • excellent adhesive power provided by wide adhesive bands that keep shingle layers laminated together;
  • great wind resistance with only four nails.

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TruDefinition Duration shingle lines

Owens Corning TrueDefinition shingles come in many textures and colors, as well as levels of quality.They are usually rated according to their performance under varying conditions. The warranties start out with 5 years and go up to 50. Wind resistance starts out with 60 MPH and goes up to 130 MPH.

Some of the most popular architectural lines are standard Duration and Designer shingles featuring a Limited Lifetime Warranty, 130 MPH Wind Resistance, TruDefinition Color, and SuperNail Technology. Duration shingles have bold colors and deep contrast. Designer shingles line offers intense, vibrant colors and high contrasts. Combined with the SureNail technology they provide exclusive durability and outstanding aesthetic look.

Another popular and budget option is Oakridge line.These are architectural shingles with blended color, and they feature 130 MPH Wind Resistance Warranty and a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

More expensive options like Duration Max and Premium shingles come with SuperNail technology. Those who like solar reflecting roofs can opt for Duration Premium Cool shingles line. It has all standard features, and it is Energy Star rated.

Berkshire shingles line is the most expensive one. However, it offers excellent appearance and superior protection owing to the Algae Resistance Limited Warranty (15 years). These shingles will help you make a unique and elegant statement. Natural textures and colors will perfectly blend with your house’s natural surrounding and create more impressive and attractive look.

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Owens Corning Duration shingles problems

At Home Run Improvement, we don’t hear many complaints about Owens Corning roof shingles. As a rule, problems happen due to incorrect installation or poor choice of a shingles type. Some types of shingles are just too weak to withstand sharp winds and other severe weather conditions. For instance, if you live in an area that gets much wind-driven rain (e.g., coastal area), you had better choose the shingles with a high level of wind resistance.

Also, remember that shingles are not your roof. They just protect it. Getting the right shingles is essential, but if you cheap out on your roofer or the underlayments, your roof won’t serve you long.

To avoid roofing issues, talk to Home Run Improvement experts about your roofing needs. They will help you choose the best protection for your roof, and you will be able to enjoy its great performance and appearance for many years.