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How Shingles Are Made

What makes Owens Corning shingles special? How is a shingle able to withstand the elements? What gives some shingles a three-dimensional appearance? You'll find those answers here.

Owens Corning Shingle Advantage

Every shingle Owens Corning makes combines consistent quality with long-lasting beauty and maximum protection. Performance is at the heart of every Owens Corning roofing product.

Every Owens Corning shingle line features:

  • Fiberglas® mat that adds weather protection, greater fire resistance and longer life.
  • Weathering-grade asphalt that holds the granules on the shingle and protects the roof from water.
  • Colorful mineral granules that help reflect the sun's rays while adding beauty and style to the roof.
  • Heat-activated adhesive strip that bonds shingles into a single, watertight unit.
  • Class A Fire Rating, the highest available for residential applications.
  • Wind Resistance Rating for winds and gusts up to 130 mph depending on the shingle style selected.
  • Limited product warranties ranging from 25 to Lifetime depending on shingle style.
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Owens Corning 3-Tab Shingles

Three-tab shingles are the roofing industry's standard, consisting of two layers of asphalt around a Fiberglas® mat core covered with ceramic mineral granules, notched into three integrated pieces, or tabs.
  1. Shingle sealant
  2. Mineral surface granules
  3. Weathering-grade asphalt
  4. Fiberglas® mat
  5. Weathering-grade asphalt
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Owens Corning Laminate Shingles

Laminated shingles are created by bonding two asphalt shingles together, giving them a distinct three-dimensional appearance. Laminates are generally heavier in weight, and allow for greater design flexibility.

  1. Shingle sealant
  2. Mineral surface granules
  3. Weathering-grade asphalt
  4. Fiberglas® mat
  5. Weathering-grade asphalt
  6. Mineral surface granules
  7. Weathering-grade asphalt
  8. Fiberglas® mat
  9. Weathering-grade asphalt