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Shingle Replacement with an OC contractor: Installation and lifespan

Shingle Replacement With An OC Contractor: Installation & Lifespan

Shingle Replacement with an OC contractor: Installation and lifespan

Your Birmingham-area home deserves the best the roofing industry has to offer, right? That means the best local contractor, paired with the best big player in the roofing industry. That would be Owens Corning, a $6.4 billion company marketing America’s #1 shingle brand.

Justly Proud

Owens Corning, with its 50+ year history, is justly proud of its many shingle products, like TruDefinition® Duration® shingles. It is also proud of its contractor affiliations, and Owens Corning (OC) works closely with the best in the business.

Approved Contractors

For installing OC products correctly, local contractors can be awarded coveted levels of membership in OC’s approved contractor list. Yellowhammer Roofing, for example, is a Platinum Preferred Contractor.

So what, you ask? Only the best installers can offer the best, strongest warranties. The contractors must prove their financial fitness, demonstrate a commitment to customer service, and show the highest quality installations.

High Hurdles

OC Platinum Preferred Contractors must also overcome these high hurdles:

  • Carry all required state and local licenses
  • Hold at least $1,000,000 in general liability insurance
  • Be in good standing with the Better Business Bureau
  • Use the latest industry standards and technology

In return, OC allows these top contractors like Yellowhammer Roofing to offer Roofing System Limited Warranties that provide up to a lifetime of protection for workmanship. The shingles themselves are protected by manufacturer warranties, but with Platinum Preferred Contractors, their installation is covered, too.

Sand Dune

Owens Corning is proud to announce Sand Dune as its Shingle Color of the Year. The color Sand Dune combines elements of gentle driftwood, cool shale, bisque-baked beige, and accentuating charcoal with a touch of light sky blue that paints a canvas of effortless elegance with a range of exterior palettes.

Owens Corning® TruDefinition® Duration® Designer shingles are available in Sand Dune, a light, airy color choice that blends beautifully with the Birmingham area.

Flawless Installation

Engaging with a company as strong as Owens Corning, and using its local Platinum Preferred Contractor, Yellowhammer Roofing, ensures that you will get the best product installed flawlessly by the best roofing technicians.

Expect a professional, polite, and rapid installation. Expect no surprises, no crews arriving late or not at all. Expect a smooth, easy, and fast-moving roofing installation from start to finish. Contact Yellowhammer Roofing and let them know you expect the best!

Do you have nagging thoughts about the condition of your roof? How long will my roof last? Should I get it inspected? What about roof maintenance? How frequently should I have someone look at it? Can I look at it?

These nagging thoughts may naturally swirl in your head. With an Owens Corning (OC) roof, much of the worry can flit away. You can take a number of steps to get ultimate enjoyment out of such a tough, resilient roof.

Owen’s Corning Shingles – Longevity

Why do you suppose OC can offer a 50-year warranty on shingles? After all, most three-tab shingles wear out after a decade, sometimes a little more. They lose granules, they cup and split. Not OC’s amazing TruDefinition® shingles. They really can earn a 50-year warranty, when properly installed by a Platinum Preferred Contractor like Yellowhammer Roofing.

Shingle Roof Maintenance

To keep your warranty in force and your roof looking great, consider annual maintenance by trained professionals. Your roof may be only one story and a gentle slope, but even just walking on it will grind away granules, reducing water resistance. No, a roof is no place for an amateur — stay off your roof and hire roofers to inspect and clean your shingle roof once a year.

Roof Inspections A Homeowner Can Safely Perform

You can perform some basic roof maintenance from the safety of the ground, or from upstairs dormer windows. Visually check your roof for signs you should call your contractor:


  • Algae or moss growth
  • Missing flashing (the exposed metal between surfaces)
  • Blunt impact signs, like broken branches, hail pits, or crazing
  • Loose or missing shingles
  • Clogged gutters

Your contractor can safely walk on your roof to inspect flashing and check the soundness of damaged shingles. Often single shingles can be replaced inexpensively and efficiently, and other roof repairs completed, on the same visit.

Peace Of Mind With Your Choice Of Roofing

If you have given yourself the gift of serenity by choosing the one-two combination of Owens Corning shingles (America’s #1 brand) and a local, reputable Platinum Preferred Contractor to install them, what more is there for you to do? Sit back and enjoy peace of mind, knowing your home — your life’s most valuable asset — is fully protected by a great roof.

For a safe, conscientious, and complete installation that will last for decades to come, contact Yellowhammer Roofing today. Allow us to inspect your roof, prepare an estimate, and introduce you to the highest level of shingle, and shingle installation, available today.

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