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Owens Corning TruDefinition Duration Roofing shingles are as good as Timberline HD Shingles, but Owens Corning introduced new innovative way into old way of doing roofing installations.
The main difference of TruDefinition Duration Roofing shingles is their Sure Nail Technology.
Every Roofing Shingle has a fabric pressed into the shingle, making the nailing easier, bonding faster, it gives higher wind resistance to the roofing shingles as well. With just 4 nails per roofing shingle you can get 110 mph wind warranty, 6 nails per roofing shingle gives you 130 mph wind warranty. Owens Corning offers much richer color selection as well, which can give a unique look for the roof of your house.
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GAF is one of the first companies that embraced the concept about not just installing the roofing shingles but the roofing system. With installation of at least 4 GAF accessories, the company offers extended warranty coverage and there is a big chance that GAF company is going to stand behind it's warranty promise. GAF company is one of the oldest companies with about 130 years in business, their roofing shingles are tested by time. Once the company figured out what works, they just run with it. Not that much of innovation is going on with GAF Timberline roofing shingles, but sometimes too many changes in the composition of the roofing shingle makes it less tested by time and the chance of something going wrong increases.
The many layers of GAF Timberline HD Roofing Shingles boast:
-- Diamond Cut Granules, multi-faceted design and light reflective construction add dimension and depth to the roofing shingle
-- UV Block (Granules), Protects against damaging sunlight, which improves the durability and extends the life of the roofing shingle
-- SpecSelect Grading System, use of the highest quality asphalt improves weathering in harsh conditions
-- FiberTech Components, incorporates the fibers that are non combustible, providing a UL Class A fire rating
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Asphalt roofing shingles still remain the most popular shingles of choice in New Jersey and Eastern PA. There are many roofing shingle brands on the market today, like Certainteed, Tamko, IKO, Owens Corning,GAF Timberline. Over the many years we installed and tested most of them. Each brand has its own strengths and weaknesses. When we stop by at the houses where we installed asphalt roofing shingles 5-15 years ago, first of all we check how the shingles performed over the years after the installation.
We look at the durability of the roofing shingles, we check if any granule loss happened or any cracks appear on the face of the roofing shingle. We check the adhesion of the roofing shingles at the eves and at the ridge of the roof, thats the places where there is a high chance of the shingles blow offs, we check the North side of the roof as well to see how well the roofing shingles got sealed on the side where the sun doesn't hit. When there is no substantial granule loss or any cracks, shingles are sealed nice and tight, it means that the deck of the roof is gonna be dry and safe for many years to come.
After many years of trials and errors we have reached a conclusion that the least call backs we have on Timberline High Definition and Owens Corning TruDefinition roofing shingles. So thats why we made these roofing shingles as our shingles of choice.