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If you’re researching the ins and outs of getting a new roof, our Roofing Blog is a great place to get started and discover answers from our experts on some of the most common questions about roofs and roofing-related topics.

<p>The entire process of hiring a contractor, getting an estimate for a roof repair or replacement and even picking out roofing shingles can all be done online and over the telephone. Here’s how you can find, hire, and work with a roofing contractor remotely.</p>

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How to Create a Mood Board for Your Roof Color & Home Exterior Design

<p>One of the easiest and most inexpensive ways to help you decide on a final roof shingle color is to create a home exterior mood board that can help you discover your style.</p>

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13 Questions to Ask Before You Hire a Roofer

<p>From warranty coverage to determining your estimate, here are 13 questions to ask roofing contractors that will help you make your final decision.</p>

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How to Find Reliable Roofers Near You

<p>Searching online for roofing contractors near you will likely bring up dozens, if not hundreds, of results, so how can you quickly narrow down your list to the most trusted, reputable roofing companies in your area?</p>

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Roof Financing

<p>Whether your new roof is the result of a planned project or because of unexpected circumstances, it can represent a significant, but necessary, home investment. </p>


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Roof Storm Damage Checklist

<p>Keep our roof storm damage checklist handy so you know what signs to look for after a storm and can take the steps to get your roof assessed and fixed if necessary. </p>


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Roof Replacement Cost

<p>Here are 14 key factors that impact the cost of replacing your roof.</p>


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Synthetic vs. Felt Roofing Underlayment: Pros & Cons

<p>Discover why synthetic roofing underlayment has many advantages over felt and may be a worthwhile investment to protect your roof and home from the risks of water and moisture infiltration. </p>

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Do I Need a New Roof?

<p>Learn more about some of the warning signs of an aging or damaged roof to help you determine if you need a new roof. </p>

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Ice and Water Barriers for Your Roof

<p>Learn how ice and water underlayment products help to create a waterproof barrier on your roof and help to keep moisture out. </p>

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Roof Types

<p>Knowing the style or type of roof on your home can help you pick the right roofing materials to help protect your home and boost its curb appeal. </p>

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Class 4, Impact-Resistant Roofing Shingles

<p>To help you make the best possible choice of roofing material for your home, here&#8217;s what you need to know about the technology and benefits of Class 4, impact-resistant roofing shingles.</p>

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How to Transfer a Roof Warranty

<p>Take note of what you need to do to successfully transfer a roof warranty. </p>

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Types of Roofing Shingles

<p>Learn the available types of roofing shingles and discover which is the right choice for your roof. </p>

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Roof Hail Damage

<p>Find out what you can do to help protect your roof and home from the potential consequences of hail damage. </p>

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Roof Vents

<p>Be prepared to discuss ventilation options with your contractor by understanding the different types of roof vents necessary to create a balanced attic ventilation system.</p>

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Roof Maintenance

<p>Follow this seasonal roof maintenance checklist to help keep your roof in shape year after year. Regular roof inspections can help you catch problems early.</p>

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Bourbon on the Rooftop

<p>This is not an invitation to sip your favorite drink at a trendy rooftop bar, but rather an invitation to consider a rich, new roof color on your home: Bourbon – the newest color in our Owens Corning® TruDefinition® Duration® Designer Colors Collection shingle line and our 2022 Shingle Color of the Year.</p>

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Roof Color & Home Exterior Design Questions & Answers

<p>Designer Chad Esslinger answers some of the top roofing questions about color and how it can influence your overall home exterior design. </p>

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How Proper Attic Insulation Helps Your Roof

<p>Discover how a properly insulated attic space helps to ensure top roof performance.</p>

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Homeowner or Contractor: Who Picks the Roof Color?

<p>Designer Chad Esslinger shares a few tips for picking the roof color you want with confidence.</p>

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Your Home Exterior Design Project: Before, During, and After

<p>Designer Chad Esslinger provides a few key tips to help keep things manageable before, during, and after a big home exterior design project.</p>

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2021 Colors of the Year

<p>If you love earth tones and would like to bring a look of warmth and comfort to your home exterior, then a house and roof color pairing you may want to consider is Aegean Teal 2136-40 from Benjamin Moore® and Duration® Designer Shingles in Aged Copper from Owens Corning Roofing.</p>

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Colors of Roof Shingle Granules

<p>While some roofing shingles may look like a solid color with only one color of granule, they are usually a mixture of a few granule colors that just look like a solid color when you view it from a distance. </p>

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Roof Estimates and Quotes

<p>Roofing estimates can help you choose between two or three equally qualified roofing contractors or provide options regarding materials and the scope of work, such as deciding between a roof repair and a total roof replacement.</p>

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DIY Roofing

<p>Roofing estimating guidelines and other roofing resources for your roofing project.</p>

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How to Use Design EyeQ® Roof Design Visualizer

<p>This user-friendly guide takes you through the Design EyeQ® Visualization Experience, a digital tool that lets you “try on” roof colors to discover the right style for your home.</p>

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Asphalt Roof Shingles vs Other Roofing Types

<p>Designer Chad Esslinger highlights a few reasons why asphalt shingles are a great choice for beauty, performance, and budget.</p>

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Roof Color and Resale

<p>Designer Chad Esslinger shares how a well-designed exterior color palette, including your roof, can help to make the best impression on potential buyers. </p>

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Darker vs Lighter Roof Colors

<p>Trying to decide between a darker or lighter roof color? Designer Chad Esslinger shares a few design considerations to help you make your decision. </p>

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COOL Roofing Shingles

<p>Discover the energy-efficient benefits of installing solar reflecting, asphalt roofing shingles, also known as COOL shingles, that meet COOL roof requirements and how they can potentially help you save money on energy costs.</p>

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Timeless Roof Colors

<p>Designer Chad Esslinger explains how picking a roof color that is classic can help to keep your home exterior design looking timeless.</p>

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Chad’s Aged Copper Style Board Inspiration

<p>Designer Chad Esslinger shares his thoughts and style board for Aged Copper &#8211; the 2021 Shingle Color of the Year from Owens Corning Roofing. </p>

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How to Get Your Roof Ready for Solar Panel Installation

<p>Thinking about adding solar panels to your roof? Find out how to get your roof ready for solar panels.</p>

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Choosing the Right Roof Color for Your Exterior Design Palette

<p>Tips from Designer Chad Esslinger for deciding between a cool or warm color palette for your roof color and home’s exterior design. </p>

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How to Meet COOL Roof Code Requirements in California

<p>Get familiar with roofing shingles that can meet or exceed California COOL roof code requirements, Title 24, Part 6.</p>

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Planning Your Home Exterior Design – Including Your Roof

<p>Advice from Designer Chad Esslinger on how and where to start refreshing your home exterior, including your roof. </p>

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Roofing Glossary

<p>Refer to our roofing glossary to help you better understand words and phrases you may hear during your roof replacement project.</p>

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Mixing Exterior Patterns and Textures with Your Roof

<p>Do you know your color, pattern, and texture comfort zone? Designer Chad Esslinger shares some tips for mixing these elements together on your home exterior, including the roof. </p>

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When to Replace Your Roof

<p>Is it time to replace your roof? Learn the tell-tale signs that you need a new roof and when to contact a roofing professional. </p>

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How Roofing Underlayment Helps Protect Your Home

<p>Roofing underlayment is an important layer of your roof that helps keep it dry and protected from the elements. Discover how it helps protect your home.</p>

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Roof Replacement vs. Roof Repair

<p>Does your home need a roof replacement or a roof repair? Discover some of the factors that might impact your decision.</p>

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How to Stay Connected to Customers While Social Distancing

<p>Discover various technology that can help you transition from face-to-face selling at the kitchen table to virtual presentations and selling strategies. </p>

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How to Pick the Right Roof Shingle Color for Your Home

<p>From creating mood boards to trying on new roof colors with online visualization tools, get the top 10 tips for picking a roof color you love and that complements your home exterior design. </p>

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How to Nail Roofing Shingles

<p>Learn about proper nailing techniques and materials for fastening asphalt roofing shingles.</p>

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The Impact of Red Brick and Your Roof Color

<p>Designer Chad Esslinger answers a homeowner&#8217;s question about how to pick the right roof color for a red brick home with beige siding. </p>

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Chad’s Pacific Wave Style Board Inspiration

<p>Discover designer Chad Esslinger&#8217;s 2020 Shingle Color of the Year Pacific Wave Home Exterior Style Board.</p>

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Asphalt Roofing Shingles & Wind Resistance

<p>Learn how wind can damage a roof and how installing asphalt roofing shingles designed for wind resistance can minimize its effect. </p>

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Roofing and Attic Ventilation

<p>Learn all about the critically important role of proper attic ventilation and how to make sure your home has enough.</p>

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Roofing Warranties Explained

<p>Learn about the differences between workmanship warranties and standard and extended roofing warranties.</p>

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Why Are There Dark Streaks on My Roof?

<p>Algae growth may cause discoloration on roofs resulting in brown or black streaks on a rooftop. Learn more about what causes dark streaks on a roof and how to address the issue. </p>

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Chad Esslinger Design

<p>Learn more about Designer, Chad Esslinger, and read his latest tips on home exterior design and your roof. </p>

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Taking Shingles for a “Test Drive” with FLEX Fest

<p>FLEX Fest is a fun way for roofing contractors to &#8220;test drive&#8221; and get hands-on experience with TruDefinition® Duration FLEX™ &#8211; new SBS UL 2218 Class 4 impact resistant shingles from Owens Corning.</p>

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The Anatomy of a Roof

<p>Learn about all the different components and layers that make up the anatomy of a roof.</p>

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Home Renovation Projects

<p>Here are a few tips to help you streamline the process of finding and hiring a trusted contractor for a home renovation project, such as a roof replacement.</p>

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Roof Replacement 101

<p>Here&#8217;s a simple outline of what you can expect in the days leading up to, during and after your new roof installation.</p>

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Signs of Storm Damage on Your Roof

<p>What to look for when you think you may have storm damage on your roof.</p>

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Roof Ice Dams

<p>Discover a few proactive and preventive tips to help lower the risk for ice dams on your roof this winter.</p>

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How to Spot a Roof Leak

<p>Think you have a roof leak? Here are five potential signs of a leaking roof. </p>

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Reasons For A New Roof

<p>Find the top reasons for needing a new roof and valuable information to assist you through the process.</p>

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