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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>Can you get a new roof or roof repair during COVID-19? In most cases, the answer is yes &#8211; although it depends on where you live because the coronavirus restrictions and orders vary by state and may even vary at the county-level. COVID-19 and the resulting social restrictions have closed some industries and changed the [&hellip;]</p>

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Choosing the Right Roof Color for Your Exterior Design Palette

<p>Chad Esslinger of Chad Esslinger Design answers homeowners’ questions about how to enhance their home’s exterior design and curb appeal when getting a new roof. Warm Color Palettes vs Cool Color Palettes: What’s the Difference? Homeowner Question:&nbsp;What’s the difference between warm color palettes and cool color palettes? These seem to be popular terms when it [&hellip;]</p>

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How to Get Your Roof Ready for Solar Panels

<p>Roof-mounted solar panels are a great way to harness the power of the sun and save on your home energy bills. A roof offers an ideal location for solar panels as it typically gets a great deal of sun exposure, which is good for maximizing your home solar energy production. Even on cloudy days, high-efficiency [&hellip;]</p>

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Roof Types

<p>If you’re getting a new roof or building an addition on your home that requires extra roof space, then you may want to familiarize yourself with some of the most common roof designs and how they impact your choice of roofing materials. Roof Designs, Shapes &amp; Styles Depending on a home’s architecture, a roof can [&hellip;]</p>

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Hurricane Season Roof Prep

<p>Spring is often the start of outdoor projects for many homeowners.&nbsp; Pruning, mulching, planting and tidying up flower beds are basic early chores, and maintenance tasks like re-staining decks and replacing edging quickly follow. Homeowners that live along the Atlantic, the Gulf of Mexico, and Pacific coastlines also need to safeguard their home and outdoor [&hellip;]</p>


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Roof Replacement Cost

<p>The cost of a roof replacement depends on various factors that can’t always be easily summed up with an online roofing calculator. Investing in a new roof not only helps to protect your home from the elements, but it can potentially save you money on energy bills or numerous repairs, as well as boost curb [&hellip;]</p>


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Types of Roofing Shingles

<p>In addition to maintaining the integrity of your roof&#8217;s structure and helping to keep out water, roofing shingles also add a tremendous amount of curb appeal and value to your home. The type of roofing shingles you choose can also affect your roof&#8217;s durability against wind, rain, hail, and other weather events. Learn more about [&hellip;]</p>


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Roof Estimates and Quotes

<p>With social distancing guidelines or other restrictions in place due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), some roofing contractors use various technologies to help complete “no-contact” roofing estimates, among their other services. Some roofing contractors can provide the entire process of a roof repair or replacement without the need to meet you in-person or enter your home*. [&hellip;]</p>

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How to Meet COOL Roof Code Requirements in California

<p>The California Energy Commission updates Part 6 of Title 24 every three years, with the next round of updates scheduled for 2022. COOL roof requirements in California vary by region within the state.&nbsp; You should always check with your local jurisdiction to see which requirements apply for your building, as codes are constantly evolving and [&hellip;]</p>

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Planning Your Home Exterior Design – Including Your Roof

<p>Designer Chad Esslinger answers home exterior design and roof color questions from homeowners. How and Where to Start (Re)Designing the Exterior of Your House Homeowner Question: I’m trying to put together a plan for designing/redesigning my home exterior. I can’t do all my exterior changes at the same time, and I can’t figure out how [&hellip;]</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&nbsp;project. Understanding Roofing Terminology When working with your roofing contractor, you may hear them use industry-specific terms related to your roofing project. While you can certainly ask them to clarify anything unfamiliar for you, it can [&hellip;]</p>

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Mixing Exterior Patterns and Textures with Your Roof

<p>Chad Esslinger of Chad Esslinger Design answers homeowners’ questions about how to enhance their home’s exterior design and curb appeal when getting a new roof. Patterns, Textures, and Shingle Color Homeowner Question: I live in Texas and our brick tends to have more texture and color than the brick I’ve seen elsewhere.&nbsp; My home has [&hellip;]</p>

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When to Replace Your Roof

<p>Your roof plays a critical role in helping to keep your home and everything in it safe from the elements. If you built your house, then you probably have a good record of the roof installation and a general idea of when the roof may need to be redone. However, if you bought your house, [&hellip;]</p>

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Roof Storm Damage Checklist

<p>No matter where you live in the United States, chances are you’ve encountered your share of rough weather over the years. From tornadoes, hurricanes, hailstorms, and summer squalls that bring driving wind and rain, storms can wreak havoc on roofs and other exterior home surfaces. Download the checklist.</p>

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Roof Color & Home Exterior Design Questions & Answers

<p>Not sure which color roof goes best with yellow siding or red brick? Thinking about changing your whole exterior design, but not sure what to do about the roof? Expert Answers to Your Roofing Color Questions We&#8217;ve tapped into the home exterior design insights of Designer, Chad Esslinger, to answer some of the top roofing [&hellip;]</p>

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How Roofing Underlayment Helps Protect Your Home

<p>Every homeowner knows how important a roof and its supporting components are to the structural integrity and overall beauty of their home — a roof helps keeps inclement weather at bay and protects the attic space, which allows for sufficient ventilation while insulating your home from the cold in the winter and excessive warmth in [&hellip;]</p>

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Roof Replacement vs. Roof Repair: Which One Is Right for You?

<p>When your roof shows signs of damage, it can sometimes be difficult to know whether a roof repair is entirely sufficient or if a roof replacement is more appropriate. A trusted roofing contractor can help you decide which option is best for your home. Here are some things to consider when deciding between a reroofing [&hellip;]</p>

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COOL Roofing Shingles

<p>A roof plays a critical role for your home. It helps protect it from the elements and impacts its overall exterior look and curb appeal.&nbsp; Further, an asphalt shingle roof can potentially deliver energy-saving benefits when &#8220;COOL&#8221; asphalt shingles are installed. These shingles are engineered to have higher solar reflectance and thermal emittance properties that [&hellip;]</p>

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How to Stay Connected to Customers While Social Distancing

<p>We’ve all felt the impact of COVID-19 personally and professionally.&nbsp; As your business heads into peak roofing season, tapping into a range of available digital tools will help you successfully engage and connect with customers while respecting the Center for Disease Control’s and World Health Organization’s recommendations for social distancing practices.&nbsp; Taking the following steps [&hellip;]</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. After all, a roof helps to keep your home and family protected from the elements. Finance Your Next Roofing Project The&nbsp;cost of a&nbsp;new roof varies widely because it depends on [&hellip;]</p>

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Class 4, Impact-Resistant Roofing Shingles

<p>If you&#8217;re one of the millions of American homeowners who live in an area where intense storms frequently occur, then your choice of roofing shingles plays a critical role in protecting your roof from storm damage. Storms that bring hail, airborne debris, and high winds put your roof at risk for damage and installing impact-resistant [&hellip;]</p>

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Roof Hail Damage

<p>Hailstorms can cause serious damage to a roof. The impact from a hailstone can bruise or crack roofing shingles, potentially leading to water damage in your home. While you can’t always avoid roof damage from hail, you can help to minimize the extent of damage by detecting problems early, taking action to repair or replace [&hellip;]</p>

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How to Pick the Right Roof Shingle Color for Your Home

<p>Getting ready to reroof your home? When it’s time to replace your roof, you may also want to consider changing up your roof color. Are there better color options than what you have on your roof right now that would enhance the overall exterior look of your home and potentially boost curb appeal? It’s easy [&hellip;]</p>

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The Impact of Red Brick and Your Roof Color

<p>Chad Esslinger of Chad Esslinger Design answers homeowners’ questions about how to enhance their home’s exterior design and curb appeal when getting a new roof. Red Brick Dilemma Homeowner Question: I own a home with red brick on the front and clay-colored siding on the exterior. I currently have a non-descript muted brown-colored roof, but [&hellip;]</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>The roof is an easy target for one of Mother Nature&#8217;s most unpredictable and powerful forces — wind. Strong winds can cause sudden, devastating roof damage when a severe storm moves through, but asphalt roof shingles can also be negatively impacted on windy days when there&#8217;s no rain, hail, sleet or snow in the forecast. [&hellip;]</p>

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Synthetic vs. Felt Roofing Underlayment: Pros & Cons

<p>When most people think of roofs, they typically think of shingles or metal roofing. But what some may not know is there&#8217;s another layer of protection directly on top of the roof deck and under the roof covering that performs a critical role in protecting your home from moisture damage. It&#8217;s called roofing underlayment. Find [&hellip;]</p>

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How to Nail Roofing Shingles

<p>Proper Nailing Techniques for Optimal Performance of Asphalt Shingles Roofing shingles and underlayment work together to provide your home with protection from the elements, including rain, snow, and wind. But these roofing products can only do their jobs when properly installed. Roofing shingles have specific guidelines for how they should be fastened to your roof. [&hellip;]</p>

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Why Proper Roof and Attic Ventilation Is Important for Your Home

<p>Your roof ventilation probably isn&#8217;t something you think about very often, but it plays an important role in many aspects of day-to-day life in your home. Having the right amount of ventilation in your attic can have a positive effect on the lifespan of your roof system, the comfort and well-being of your family, your [&hellip;]</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 on Asphalt Shingles Algae growth may cause discoloration on roofs resulting in brown or black streaks on a rooftop. Algae may be mistaken for soot, dirt, or tree droppings, most of which typically produce only localized discoloration. Dark streaks, or roof discoloration caused by algae, happens in varying degrees across the U.S., especially [&hellip;]</p>

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Chad Esslinger Design

<p>Owens Corning Roofing is excited to be working with Designer, Chad Esslinger to help answer frequently asked questions from homeowners about roof color and home exterior design. Chad is passionate about every aspect of home design. He began his formal design education as an architecture student and soon realized that he wanted to focus on [&hellip;]</p>

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Taking Shingles for a “Test Drive” with FLEX Fest

<p>Just like test driving a car, trying on a pair of shoes, or sampling a grocery item, trying before buying can help guarantee you get what you want before making your purchase.&nbsp; This same mindset holds true for roofing contractors – and why our FLEX Fest interactive demonstrations are helpful educational tools that bring product [&hellip;]</p>

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The Anatomy of a Roof

<p>Not sure what makes up a roof besides shingles? Use our numbered roof diagram to familiarize yourself with the common parts of a roof and its layers so you can confidently communicate with your roofing contractor during your next roofing project. What are the common parts of a roof? Roof Ridge: The roof ridge, or [&hellip;]</p>

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Home Renovation Projects

<p>No matter if your home renovation projects are interior, exterior, or both, here are a few tips to help you streamline the process of finding and hiring a trusted contractor for the job.</p>

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Choosing a Contractor: 13 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Roofing Contractor

<p>Installing a new roof, or repairing an existing roof, is a big job and a big investment for your home. Working with a qualified and trusted roofer who understands roofing materials, safety, and building codes and requirements will ensure the job is done right.</p>

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Re-Roof 101: What to Expect

<p>Need to know a roofing definition or Term? The Owens Corning Roofing Glossary is here to help. Look up common terms and phrases associated with residential roofing.</p>

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DIY Roofing

<p>A successful re-roofing project requires a large investment in both time and money. If you have decided to do the work on your own, check out our estimating guidelines and these other Roofing resources.</p>

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Brand Promise

<p>When you buy Owens Corning Roofing shingles, you can rest assured that our commitment to quality is of the highest importance. Our shingles undergo extensive testing to ensure they meet industry standards and certifications so that you can feel good about your roofing investment.</p>

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Do I Need a New Roof?

<p>Sometimes a roof can naturally reach the end of its useful life without experiencing a roof failure. If replacing an old roof is delayed, however, it could result in bigger problems down the road. So watch for the warning signs to be sure to give yourself plenty of time to add the project to your TO DO list.</p>

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Signs of Storm Damage

<p>While your roof is designed to withstand the elements, some storms are more intense than others. There are signs to look for when you believe there may have been damage to your roof.</p>

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Ice Damming

<p>Are ice dams damaging your roof? Above average snowfall and below average cold temperatures throughout the winter season may leave homeowners finding that the wrath of this winter has left long-term roof damage in its wake.</p>

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Signs of a Roof Leak

<p>Knowing you have a roof leak is usually obvious when you see the water spot on your ceiling. However, it can be much harder to pinpoint the cause of the leak.</p>

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Reasons For A New Roof

<p>Whether you’re faced with an urgent need for a new roof or you have more time react to a roofing project, we want to help. Here you’ll find valuable information to assist you through the process.</p>

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