Roofing Tools

Do I Need A New Roof?

Now what? First of all, don’t worry. Owens Corning™ Roofing is here to help. Our entire Roofing Tools section is designed to give you the information you need.

While replacing a roof can be a big, important decision, it also helps protect your biggest investment - your home - and it gives you the chance to start fresh with a new exterior look. Getting the color and shape of shingle you always wanted is a great way to express your individual personality and add real value. Plus, if you have a leak, ignoring it can only get worse and could result in interior damage or even mold or roof deck rot.

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Common Parts and Layers 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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Even though we’re a global company, we’re always ready to answer your questions. Call to speak with an Owens Corning representative so you can start your project right away.