Owens Corning Shingles
Owens Corning shingles are among the best shingles available in the market, even if the company is better known for its PINK insulation materials, which are represented and advertised with the Pink Panther cartoon character.
Owens Corning has been the leader in the production of fiberglass in the world for years, so it is no surprise that once shingles wooden started to be replaced by fiberglass, Owens Corning would start making its own shingles.
As you would expect, Owens Corning shingles are made with a base of fiberglass (which is made out of recycled glass and sand), saturated with asphalt. The result is then given a mineral coating for resistance and protection. Owens Corning shingles also come in both composition shingles and dimensional shingles, although they are not usually divided as such. The difference lays basically on the thickness of the shingles. Composite shingles are narrower, lighter, and cheaper. Dimensional shingles are heavier, thicker, and more expensive, but on the other hand, they are more resistant, have a longer life expectancy, and they can be sculpted more easily in order to give them a customized look that makes them seem like they are made of wood, stone, metal, or other similar material.
Another advantage of Owens Corning shingles is the amazing variety they handle in colors, designs, and characteristics. In fact, it is better to have someone help you go through their catalog and take a look at the different models there are. The best person to assist you in this task is, of course, your spouse or domestic partner. When selecting from the many Owens Corning shingles, take several things in consideration, aside from the look, the most important being the weather in your area. Some shingles are much better for strong winds and the Owens Corning shingles catalog will tell you the wind resistance of their products. Of course, price is also an important aspect, as well as availability (not all models might be available in your area).
The Owens Corning shingles catalog will also give you important technical information about the different products they handle. This will let you make technical decisions better, for example, how many shingles you should buy in order to cover your roof.
However, even if you know the technical details, it is better to hire a licensed contractor to install your Owens Corning shingles. As is the case with most big names in the industry, failing to do so will greatly reduce or avoid your guarantee. So even if you know a cheaper contractor, it is better to hire one that is been licensed by Owen Corning.
So, as you can see, Owen Corning shingles are one of the best options in the market. Plus, it is a nice touch that the Pink Panther advertises them.