Total Protection

Owens Corning™ Total Protection Roofing System™

It takes more than just shingles to protect your home. The Total Protection Roofing System™ is made up of all the essential Owens Corning™ Roofing components and layers that are designed to work together to maximize your roof’s performance and durability. High-quality shingles and underlayment products help guard against the weather outside, while ventilation products help balance air flow to control temperature and humidity inside the attic.

The Total Protection Roofing System™ is designed to give you the assurance that all of your Owens Corning™ Roofing components are working together to maximize the performance of your new roof – and to enhance the comfort and enjoyment of those who live beneath it.

*Excludes non-Owens Corning™ Roofing Products such as flashing, fasteners and wood decking. See warranty for complete details, limitations and requirements.


Step 1 - WeatherLock® Self-Sealing Ice & Water Barrier Products

  • Work below the surface to help guard vulnerable areas where water and ice dams can do the most damage to a roof: eaves, valleys, dormers and skylights.
  • A series of products, each created to meet the needs of a specific roofing application or climate.
  • Especially important for use in areas that experience extreme weather.
  • Apply WeatherLock® underlayment on slopes 2:12 to 4:12 across full deck to help prevent leaks and ice dams.

Step 2 - Owens Corning™ Underlayment Products

  • Deck Defense High Performance Roof Underlayment - Durable synthetic construction provides an immediate defense layer so strong it can protect your roof for up to 6 months** of exposure plus act as a secondary water-shedding barrier for long-term moisture protection.
  • Fiberglas TM Reinforced Felt Underlayment - Adds an extra layer of protection between the shingles and the entire roof deck to help prevent damage from wind-driven rain.

**Special application required for extended exposure. See installation instructions.

Starter Shingle
Starter Shingle

Step 3 - Owens Corning™ Starter Shingles

  • The first step in the proper installation of the shingles.
  • Provide a clean look with a straight edge at the eave and along the rake.
  • Continuous sealant bead helps prevent blow-offs and water infiltration in a vulnerable area of the roof.

Step 4 - Owens Corning™ Shingles

  • Your roof comprises up to 50% of the face of the house you see from the curb. Shingles are the star player in curb appeal. Owens Corning offers a wide range of shapes, sizes and colors to choose from.
  • Shingles not only serve as the first layer of defense against the forces of nature, they also help define the character of the home.
  • From innovations such as our patented SureNail® Technology to the multiple granule colors and shadowing used in our TruDefinition® Duration® shingles, Owens Corning shingles are designed to provide strength and durability without sacrificing beauty.

Step 5 - VentSure®
Ventilation Products

  • The VentSure® Balanced Air Ventilation System features a wide variety of intake and exhaust products as well as active and passive options.
  • These products are designed to work together to help prevent heat and moisture build-up that can lead to premature aging and cracking of wood and other roofing materials. Unwanted heat also can transfer back down into living areas - which reduces energy efficiency.
  • VentSure® Ridge Vents provide an attractive more uniform and finished look.
  • VentSure® Roof vent products offer another ventilation option and are available in multiple styles and colors.
Hip & Ridge
Hip & Ridge

Step 6 - Owens Corning™
Hip & Ridge Shingles

  • Add an attractive, finished look to your roof's peaks and help protect the ridge vent.
  • Hip & Ridge shingles are compatible with the full line of Owens Corning™ roofing shingles.
  • Warranted concurrent with Owens Corning™ shingles installed for a balanced and protected system.

Step 7 - Optional Products to Support the Total Protection Roofing System™*

AttiCat® Expanding Blown-In Insulation System:

Proven insulation works with ventilation to help protect against excessive heat and moisture in the attic.


Raft-R-Mate® Attic Rafter Vents Assist in the constant flow of fresh air from soffit vent to attic.

*Excludes non-Owens Corning™ Roofing Products such as flashing, fasteners and wood decking. See actual warranty for complete details, limitations and requirements.

Total Protection

Step 8 - Total Protection Roofing System™

You have seen how the Owens Corning™ Total Protection Roofing System™* offers complete protection of your home. Owens Corning also makes it easy to find your nearest roofing professional. Click here to view our network of Owens Corning™ Roofing Preferred Contractors. These contractors have been hand selected based on their commitment to service, reliability and unparalleled craftsmanship.

*Excludes non-Owens Corning™ Roofing Products such as flashing, fasteners and wood decking. See actual warranty for complete details, limitations and requirements.