Most people don’t take much time to think about what their roof is made from. Many companies out there that build roofing systems and roof shingles spend all their time doing just that. With the Owens Corning roof shingles, the Corning company innovated a new and powerful technology for weather proofing homes and businesses. We can go to the store and purchase one of these shingles and may realize that this is not made from materials we recognize right away but the technology inherent in these shingles broke records in its day!
The Owens Corning roof shingles have a heart of fiberglass, it’s no surprise really since Owens Corning started out making insulation products for a range of uses. The core fiberglass system is a brilliant way to both protect the home from the weather and insulate it at the same time. Essentially these shingles act as a wonderful insulation system outside your attic so whatever tries to escape the attics insulation won’t make it outside thus keeping the warm (or cold) air trapped and circulating! The fiberglass also provides stability, strength, and a much needed fire resistance!
In today’s climate there have been an incredible number of fires that have claimed many homes, but homes using the Owens Corning roof shingles are less likely to burn, at least the roof, the part that usually gets hit first, quickly! This also makes the shingle last longer meaning your investment is worth more. This is just the core of the shingle; often the external part of the shingle offers protection as well. Made of asphalt mixed with granules of crushed rock it protects the internal core from the elements of the weather as well.
The granules that are mixed into the asphalt are partially responsible for the wonderful colors we see in the Owens Corning roof shingles. I bet you didn’t know that right? Did you know that these granules also provide UV protection to the shingle/fiberglass core and your home? The Corning company also puts this product to the test to make sure they can stand the tough winds, hottest sun, and harshest snow and rain storms. When you use these shingles you’re using a whole lot of technology you never knew was in there!