Which is better? Owens Corning or GAF roofing shingles? In order to find out which one is better you will need to learn more about their pros and cons and analyze your specific home or building requirements.
The process of installing a new roof can become a costly exterior improvement. The good news is that there are many different options on the market, so you should spend some time analyzing and assessing the pros and cons of different roofing options. As we all know, the roof plays a significant role in protecting and covering your building or home. This means that you should pay special attention to your roofing material qualities before making a decision. It’s likely that you’re considering roofing shingles for your structure.
Today, thanks to the fast advance in the field of technology, we can choose between many different roofing shingles. Yet, some of them are more popular than the others. This article will discuss the differences between Owens Corning and GAF roofing shingles.
GAF roofing shingles have been present on the market for more than 130 years. Obviously, they started as a small company and today they are one of the leaders in the roofing industry. They produce different kinds of shingles, but their products have several things in common. These characteristics make them different than the rest. For instance, these shingles have specific warranties. Their products come with golden pledge, master elite and certified warranties that provide extra warranty. The best known product from GAF is Timberline shingles. These architectural shingles are so popular that people often call this type of shingle “Timberlines”. GAF is a well-known brand with good-looking shingles, huge range of color selections and extra warranty solutions.
Owens Corning is another popular brand and well-known name in the roofing industry. Owens Corning constantly improves their shingle design, and they’ve expanded their shingle production to a diverse selection. They have many different architectural shingle brands, including Oakridge or Duration shingles, which come with sure-nail technology designed by Owens Corning which makes nailing easier for contractors, yet stronger for homeowners. In addition, Owens Corning offers longer warranties on their products. Most Owens Corning shingles come with a limited lifetime warranty. When you have an Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor install your shingles on your roof, you gain even more warranty protection, so you can rest assured that your home will be protected for decades to come. Owens Corning shingles are highly wind resistant, fire resistant, and they weather more slowly than other shingles on the market. You can view more information about Owens Corning’s shingle options on our roofing services page.
In short, there is a diverse offering of shingle products on the market. Here at Rock Solid Exteriors, we’re an Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor because we believe in the quality, lifespan, and integrity of their shingles. You can’t go wrong with Rock Solid’s roofing installation services, regardless of the shingle you choose. Give us a call to get your roofing project started. We proudly provide roofing installations throughout Macomb, Oakland, Wayne, and St. Clair Counties here in Michigan.