To choose Owens Corning roof shingles, purchase shingles based on the home's position and environment. Some shingles are better-suited to areas that regularly experience heavy snow and rain, while other shingles function better when chosen for sunnier environments. Homes that frequently experience sunlight should have lighter colored shingles, while homes in cooler climates should have darker colored shingles.
Asphalt shingles are the most common materials chosen for roofing installations because they are inexpensive to purchase, install and maintain, and roofing professionals do not need to contact specialty companies to purchase their materials. Asphalt shingles come in felt and fiberglass mediums that are covered with asphalt and then coated in small sandy granules, which protect the hardened asphalt underneath from sun damage.
Asphalt shingles are available in two types: single thickness and laminated. The laminated shingles are more expensive but also more durable, and provide the roof with a more structured and three-dimensional appearance because of their thickness. Most asphalt shingles last between 15 and 25 years, and Owens Corning provides shoppers with a variety of specialty options based on color, size and durability. The brand's TruDefinition Duration Designer Colors Collection provides users with more decorative colors for the roof, and the Duration Premium Shingles provide customers with more durable options.