How Long Do Owens Corning Shingles Last?

When it is time to replace your roof, you want a product that will last a long time, handles the weather extremes of New Jersey, and maintains its appearance for the life of the roof. Owens Corning shingles are a high-quality product that will meet and exceed homeowner expectations for many years to come.

When considering Owens Corning shingles, one of the biggest questions homeowners ask is, “How long do Owens Corning shingles last?” The short answer is that they will last “for decades.” Read on to learn more about how long Owens Corning shingles last.

As one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of roofing products, Owens Corning has two premium lines of shingles, Duration and Duration Designer. Roofing systems featuring these rugged laminated shingles deliver essential comfort and protection year after year, proving to be an excellent option for many homeowners.

The roof is your home’s first line of defense against New Jersey’s weather extremes. It must endure repeated hot-cold and freeze-thaw cycles, protect against torrential rains, heavy snows, and even hail, and more. Most importantly, for homes in New Jersey, your shingles must provide superior wind resistance.

Because of their superior quality, Owens Corning shingles are backed by industry-leading warranty protection. The Duration and Duration Designer Series include “Workmanship for Life” coverage. However, this warranty is only available when you use an Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor. CRS Roofing is proud to be among the few roofing contractors selected for this designation.

Premium Features

There are many reasons why the Duration and Duration Designer series of Owens Corning shingles are so popular. Northern NJ homeowners value the patented SureNail technology and Tru-Bond sealant. They work together to keep your shingles in place when severe weather strikes. StreakGuard technology protects against dark streaking caused by algae. When you’re wondering, “How long do Owens Corning shingles last?” it is essential to consider the combined value of these premium features along with the lifespan of the roof. Read on to learn about these and other features that help Owens Corning Shingles stand out.

Light colored Owens Corning shingles on a roof.

Superior Design and Construction

The design and construction of Owens Corning shingles deliver superior durability and longevity. Both Duration and Duration Designer shingles feature multiple layers of fiberglass. This tough, fire-resistant material is sandwiched between layers of weathering-grade asphalt.

Owens Corning has decades of experience effectively integrating fiberglass into its asphalt shingles.

SureNail Technology

The durability of an asphalt shingle is helpful only to the degree that it stays in place. One of the reasons Owens Corning shingles last a long time is their exclusive SureNail system. A reinforced nailing zone delivers maximum gripping power.

The technology resists the destructive force of the high winds that can strike NJ any season of the year. Duration and Duration Designer shingles come with 130+ mph wind ratings, ensuring the shingles stay in place through the summer storms in New Jersey.

Tru-Bond Sealant

Owens Corning Duration and Duration Designer shingles also feature proprietary “Tru-Bond” cold-climate sealant. A premium adhesive strip securely bonds shingles to one another resulting in a unified wind and water-resistant roofing system that withstands the NJ winters.

Protective Granules

Premium surface granules impart striking colors while enhancing impact resistance and UV protection, extending the beauty of your roof. Owens Corning also offers SureGuard. This is a proprietary method for infusing these granules with algae-fighting copper, which releases over time. This prevents distracting black streaks that are so common on NJ roofs.

Mid-tone brown Owens Corning shingles on a roof

WeatherGuard Technology

For extreme impact resistance, consider Duration Storm shingles with patented WeatherGuard technology. Their UL 2218, Class 4 hail rating is one of the highest available. If you have Duration Storm Series shingles installed, you may also qualify for homeowner’s policy premium discounts.

Industry-Leading Warranty Protection

By choosing an Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor, such as CRS, to install your roofing system, you will enjoy a lifetime limited warranty coverage on the workmanship that meets or exceeds warranties offered by other roofing manufacturers.

An extended Owens Corning roof warranty also includes TRU PROtection. This feature covers both materials and labor for a full 50 years, ensuring that your investment is protected. Additionally, available extended coverage includes tear-off and disposal costs when required.

For warranty coverage of all roofing components, including underlayment, flashing, ridge vents and ice/water barriers, Owens Corning offers the Total Protection Roofing System (TPRS), ensuring your peace of mind.

Finally, if you choose to sell your home, you’ll enjoy a better return on your roofing investment with a transferable warranty. This allows buyers to feel confident in the installation and life of the roof after the purchase.

Excellent Color Selection

Duration and Duration Designer shingles both feature the TruDefinition Color Platform. This platform delivers dramatic tones and bright, vibrant hues that enhance curb appeal and pride of ownership for decades.

Owens Corning offers many color options to match your style. The wide array of options allows you to coordinate or contrast your shingle color with the architectural elements of your home, allowing you to create a whole new look when you invest in a roof replacement.

Dark Owens Corning shingles on a white house.

Owens Corning Shingles: Duration

The Owens Corning Duration Series of shingles offers 15 unique colors to choose from. With tones ranging from light to dark, there is an option to suit any architectural and personal style. Some examples of colors available include Shasta White, Amber, Sierra Gray, Harbor Blue, Colonial Slate, Quarry Gray, Desert Tan, Brownwood, and Onyx Black.

Owens Corning Shingles: Duration Designer

Owens Corning, Duration Designer Series shingles also feature a wide range of colors. Multiple granule colors and shadowing deliver an unmatched depth of color and dimensionality.

Select from bold, brilliant and beautiful options like Aged Copper, Merlot and Pacific Wave. Choose Bourbon, the 2022 Color of the Year, for an inspired, darker look.

Contact Us Today

How long do Owens Corning Shingles last? Professional installation by a factory-certified roofing company can ensure your Owens Corning shingles last more than 30 years. CRS is an Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor, meaning Owens Corning authorizes our northern NJ company to offer highly rated warranties, including the Platinum Protection Warranty, providing the best coverage.

CRS has delivered competent and comprehensive roofing services to Tri-state homeowners since 1977. To this day, much of our business arrives the old-fashioned way, via word-of-mouth. Check out some of our customers’ testimonials here.

Contact us today for more specific information about why Owens Corning shingles last so long.

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CRS provides full-service roofing including residential roof repair and replacement services, siding installation and replacement, regular roof maintenance, solar shingle installation, and more to homeowners in northern New Jersey from Bergen County to Somerset and Hunterdon Counties. We are local, experienced, and factory-certified by trusted industry names like GAF and Owens Corning. The experienced team at CRS would welcome the opportunity to serve you with the same level of customer service we’ve provided to thousands of other New Jersey homeowners since 1977. We also offer commercial roofing services to the tri-state area and have been trusted by local business owners to keep their employees and businesses safe through all seasons. 



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