While homeowners have a wide range of choices when it comes to modern roofing, fiberglass composition shingles continue to be one of the most popular, making up nearly 85 percent of all home roofing systems. These shingles compliment many designs of homes, but are particularly common in traditional suburban styles. So what exactly are composition shingles? This type of roofing material features a fiberglass reinforcing mat at the center of the shingle, which is coated first with mineral fillers (that adhere to the fiberglass) and then with asphalt, which makes the shingle waterproof.
The top surface of the shingle is then embedded with a layer of ceramic granules. These light weight, high quality products result in a long lasting roof, with warranties ranging from 10 year non-prorated to 50 year non-prorated, depending on which brand one purchases. Should a shingle become loose for any reason, they are simple to replace.
Choosing the right shingle for your home is fun, and Owens Corning has a style and color for every home. Owens Corning Shingle Collections give every roof a uniform elegance. It takes more than just shingles to protect your home. It takes an integrated system of components and layers designed to withstand the forces of nature outside while controlling temperature and humidity inside. The Owens Corning Total Protection Roofing System gives you the assurance that all of your Owens Corning roofing components are working together to help increase the performance of your roof – and to enhance the comfort and enjoyment of those who live beneath it. With so many collections to choose from, you can select the shingle style and color that will add dimension to your home’s exterior.