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Oakridge VS. Duration Shingles

Oakridge VS. Duration Shingles

Not sure whether to upgrade from Oakridge to Duration shingles? Let’s breakdown the benefits of Owens Corning’s Duration shingle vs Oakridge shingles

The two most popular architectural shingle lines are Duration® & Oakridge®. These are the most commonly installed shingle lines from the brand Owens Corning.

This blog is going to answer one of the most common questions we get…” what’s the difference between Duration & Oakridge shingles & why should I upgrade?”

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There's a line between a good shingle and a great shingle

It’s the nailing line on your shingles. The difference between a good shingle and a great shingle is having SureNail® Technology, strength, and durability are built into every Duration Series shingle, thanks to the unique fabric strip in the nailing area.

Duration Series shingles have a 130MPH Wind Warranty Vs. Oakridge series shingles having a 110MPH Wind Warranty.

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    Helps keep the shingle layers laminated

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    The SureNail strip enhances the already amazing grip of the Tru-Bond sealant for exceptional wind resistance of a 130-MPH wind warranty

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    this tough, engineered woven-fabric strip is embedded in the shingle to create an easy-to-see strong, durable fastener zone


    A unique "triple layer" of reinforcement occurs when the fabric overlays the two shingle layers, called the common bond area. This provides increased protection against "nail pull" from the wind

2. Color

The Duration Series have a TruDefinition color platform.

TruDefinition® is the color design platform trademark on shingles that are specially formulated to capture the bright, vibrant hues and dramatic shades that showcase the aesthetic appeal of your home. Shingles feature multiple-granule colors and shadowing to provide an extraordinary look that will enhance your home and complement its natural surroundings.


Final Conclusion

Which shingle is right for you?

We install both Oakridge & Duration series shingles and love them both.

If you are looking for a standard roof replacement that will last you 25-30 years then I would recommend replacing your shingles with Owens Corning Oakridge.

If you have a nicer home that you want to invest in, a wider budget & you want to increase your curb appeal then I would say upgrade to Duration shingles.

Eric Hernandez

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