Updated: Aug 27, 2020
Shingle manufacturers alike all warrant their materials against factory defects. However, claims on defects are few and far between. The manufacturing process has come a long way and it is really good today. The problem, is usually with who installed the products. A product is only as good as the person that installs it. It's always a good idea to make sure you have a reputable, trusted contractor install the roof. Owens Corning, is one of the largest shingle manufactures in the world. They have a network of contractors they prefer install their products. Find yourself a Roofing Contractor on that network. There are some steep requirements, with that bring a homeowner big benefits.
1. Strong Warranty
Not all warranties are created equal. Lifetime Warranties are not always what they seem. Learn more about that here. Only a few roofers qualify for Owens Corning’s Preferred Contractor network. The roofing contractor must meet the requirements for “professionalism, reliability, and unparalleled craftsmanship.” Owens Corning has one of the strongest and best warranties. When you hire a Preferred Contractor you can enjoy The Preferred Warranty which protects materials, provides blow-off coverage, gives algae resistance, and gives 50 years of full protection (including labor to correct the manufacturer’s mistake). It even goes one step further, they cover the roofing contractors workmanship for 10 years! Even if the Roofing Contractor goes out of business
2. Superior Workmanship
Owens Corning backs these roofing contractors workmanship. Only the best roofing Contractors qualify. Occasionally, Owen's Corning even comes out after the roof is installed to make sure the roofing contractor installed it properly. That's a roof you can trust.
3. Insured and Licensed
To be a Preferred Contractor of Owens Corning, the Roofing Contractor must meet a long list of requirements. The Roofing Contractor must have proper insurance, be licensed and meet all local and state requirements
4. Better Installation
Preferred Contractors of Owens Corning have exclusive access to training and information on new products that other contractors don't have. They have access to the Total Protection Roofing System. This means you'll get a new roof built the best way, with the best installers and the best products for your home.
5. Excellent Customer Service
Preferred Contractors of Owens Corning must always maintain great customer service. It's important to make sure that you are treated like family. Owens Corning wants you to enjoy the entire process of getting a new roof.