Types of Shingles: The Differences Between Brands and Your Options

Are you looking to increase your home’s curb appeal or have damage that needs repaired? For roof repairs or roof replacement, there are several factors to consider; one of them being your shingles. What type? What color? What do I actually need these shingles to do? 

In this blog, we will discuss several types of shingles as well as your options as a homeowner. Some options include Owens Corning and F-Wave, but there are several other brands out there (both generally speaking and brands we use).

Examples/Tips/Ideas/Resources for Your Shingles

Owens Corning TrueDefinition

TrueDefinition is patented with SureNail Technology and StreakGuard Algae Protection, which makes TrueDefinition an extremely durable option.  

With SureNail Technology, along with being durable, these shingles are high performance and offer protection from wind of 135-MPH. StreakGuard Protection comes with a 10-year Algae Resistance Limited Warranty to keep your roof looking clean long-term. There is a Limited Lifetime Warranty for as long as you own your home with Owens Corning TrueDefinition.

You can choose from an array of colors with the TrueDefinition Color Platform. Colors include; Amber, Brownwood, Chateau Green, Desert Tan, Driftwood, Estate Gray, Harbor Blue, Onyx Black, Quarry Gray, Shasta White, Sierra Gray, Teak, and Terra Cotta (with more exciting colors coming soon).

Owens Corning Duration Flex 

With Duration Flex, there is a rubberizing effect that makes the shingles pliable and offers greater flexibility than standard, asphalt shingles.  

Because of the flexibility Duration Flex offers, there is greater resistance against cracking and tearing, with over 10% stronger tear strength than standard shingles. These shingles are able to withstand expansion and contraction, which also minimizes the loss of granules, assisting in protection against UV rays. 

Duration Flex is also patented with SureNail Technology, which gives 42% better pull resistance against the wind.  In terms of durability, Duration Flex’s rubberized effect helps absorb the impact of hail or other storm debris and has the highest impact rating possible. 

Another great perk of Duration Flex is that the shingles lay flat faster than traditional shingles. You can choose from an array of colors for your new Duration Flex roof. These colors include; Antique Silver, Brownwood, Desert Tan, Driftwood, Estate Gray, Onyx Black, and Teak.

Other Options 

Other options available through Owens Corning include the Duration Designer Colors Collection, the Duration Series, Oakridge Shingles, Woodmoor & Woodcrest Collections, and Berkshire Shingles.  

It’s important to know that you have so many options choosing your new roof. 

F-Wave (REVIA Designer Slate, Estate Series

F-Wave shingles are premium synthetic roofing shingles that are 2x stronger than asphalt shingles. These shingles are made with a commercial grade polymer. In fact, there is no asphalt or granules with these shingles. F-Wave shingles offer an ultra-dimensional look of premium roof tiles. Additionally, F-Wave shingles are energy efficient and sustainable! 

There is a Class 4 Hail Warranty, a Class A fire rating, warranty coverage for wind up to 130-MPH, and WeatherForce Advantage (50-year product limited warranty).

You can choose from a couple different color options for your new F-Wave shingles. Colors include Colonial Estate, Hampton Estate, Woodland Estate, and Sonoma Estate. 

F-Wave Shingles

Finally, keep in mind that the choices listed above are not your only options! We use a plethora of different roofing vendors and would love to give you more information on any that interest you. Visit our roofing page on Roof Replacement and Roofing Repairs to explore your options with Wegner Roofing and Solar!


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