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Why Owens Corning Is The Best For Your Roof Replacement

Seasons now seem replaced by flavors. We go not from fall to winter, but from pumpkin-spice season to mulled cider season to — well, you get the point.

Everyone has a recipe for the best homemade beverage, dessert, or casserole. Try as you might, though, you will not find recipes for making your own, homemade Fiberglass asphalt shingles. When searching for the best combination of roofer and roofing material for full roof replacement, you have to go with the best professionals in the market.

Owens Corning

Seal. Defend. Breathe. It is not a mantra for relaxation, it is the Owens Corning Total Protection System of roofing. Owens Corning (OC) got started in the Fiberglass asphalt shingle business way back in 1959, so with nearly six decades of experience, the company knows how to make a great shingle.

Combine complete shingle know-how with the Total Protection System and you have an unmatched method of protecting and preserving your Birmingham home with a durable, economical roof.

The Total Protection System has these three elements:

  1. Seal — Create a waterproof barrier using water and ice shield, and superior underlayment products.
  2. Defend — Use OC starter shingles, Fiberglass asphalt shingles, and hip and ridge shingles to defend your home against weather, broken tree limbs, temperature changes, and the harsh ultraviolet rays of an Alabama sun.
  3. Breathe — Complement your OC roof with reliable ventilation products like intake and exhaust vents.


Some companies make amazingly durable but — frankly — hideous shingles. Some companies make lovely designer roofing products which last only a few years. Owens Corning combines beauty and durability in its entire line of shingles.

Architectural shingles give added depth and a sense of drama to Birmingham houses with a large roof exposure. If your home has a steep pitch, Mansard roof, or dormer windows, consider any of the Owens Corning architectural lines:

  • Duration
  • Duration Premium
  • Duration Designer
  • Oakridge
  • TruDefinition Oakridge

In other lines, look to Owens Corning for Berkshire shingles that provide a look of cool, spare slate, or the practical economy of Supreme three-tab shingles.

Whichever line of Owens Corning product you choose, your local, dependable roofer can install it as part of the complete package for maximum home protection.

Underlayment and Shield

Most people do not realize shingles are water resistant, not waterproof. For waterproof barriers, you need Owens Corning underlayment and self-sealing ice and water barrier. These tough, resilient products keep moisture out of your attic, protecting your insulation, attic space, and your entire home.


In the stifling Birmingham heat, you need to let your home breathe. Keep the cool air inside the living space in summer (and the heated air inside during winter), but let your attic enjoy circulating air. OC ridge vents and intake vents provide a steady flow of air to keep humidity down and temperatures ideal.

Why Owens Corning is Best

A good roofing materials manufacturer needs long experience, plenty of financial clout, and a willingness to explore and innovate. Owens Corning has all of these traits. The company itself is far older than its nearly 60 years of roofing materials manufacturing.

The results of a commitment to research and development are the integrated parts of the Total Protection System. Every aspect, from underlayment to shingle to ridge vents, has been tested and improved to provide the strongest, most durable product possible.

Shingles are the single most popular residential roofing solution in America, and Owens Corning is America’s most recommended roofing product. You do not earn the trust of millions of consumers by providing a mediocre product. You earn accolades from women and other buyers because you make a superior shingle.


The best roofers earn the best warranties. Roofing manufacturers, Owens Corning included, must trust local roofers to install their products correctly. Only then, when the manufacturer has thoroughly vetted a Birmingham roofer, will the company offer its strongest, longest-lasting warranties.

Look for the rare but important Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor, and you will be assured of getting the best Owens Corning warranties available. This level of warranty lasts 50 years and includes:

  • 10 years of StreakGuard™ Algae Resistance
  • 15 years of blow-off coverage
  • Lifetime workmanship coverage


Owens Corning roofing products are superb, but they require the expertise of a dependable, local roofer approved by the company to install them correctly. Even the best, most durable line of roofing products can be marred by sloppy or incorrect installation.

Find a qualified, professional contractor. Research Owens Corning products. Then get the roof replacement your home deserves.

Roof replacement, like making shingles, is not a do-it-yourself job, so please contact Yellowhammer Roofing today. Allow us an opportunity to help you. Our teams of expert roofers have the know-how, equipment, and safety training to replace your Birmingham home’s roof with genuine Owens Corning products.

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