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As you plan your roof replacement, it can feel overwhelming to try to sift through all your options. Finding the best materials to install on your roof is one of the foundational ingredients to its long-term high performance and durability. But how do you differentiate the pros and cons of top brands? 

Read on and gain valuable insight into two premium brands of roofing components: GAF and Owens Corning. Then you can decide for yourself which is best for your home. 

Sizing Up Premium Roofing Shingles for Your Home 

Exceptional Fire Rating

  • Both GAF and Owens Corning have a Class A fire rating, the top-tier of fire protection for your home, giving you greater fire resistance and peace of mind. 

Distinct Reputation

  • GAF – This trusted industry leader is known as the world’s largest roof and waterproofing manufacturer. 
  • Owens Corning – This well-known roofing manufacturer has a good reputation for their well-engineered, durable products. 

Outstanding Performance

  • GAF – The outstanding performance of GAF roofing shingles gives homeowners peace of mind that their most significant investment is protected from the potential damage harsh weather elements can cause. The rigorous testing these roofing shingles go through ensures they stand up against high winds, downpours, and temperature extremes. When installed by a reputable team of experts, these roofing shingles will go the distance for years to come. 
  • Owens Corning – These roofing shingles deliver high performance. They are known for their ability to safeguard your home from moisture intrusion, stand up against severe weather, and resist harsh wind uplift. 

Reliable Durability 

  • GAF – You can expect your roofing components to deliver exceptional longevity when you choose GAF roofing shingles. Their Class F wind rating of up to 130 MPH keeps your home well-fortified against damage. Their impact-resistant shingles stand up to hail and debris impact. 
  • Owens Corning – These shingles have a Class D wind rating and resist winds up to 110 MPH. Their impact resistant shingles help your roof endure even substantial impact during severe weather with high winds. 

Premium Aesthetics 

  • GAF – The popular GAF Timberline shingles series delivers authentic aesthetics that mimic the look of luxurious shake or slate roofing. There are a wide variety of color options to choose from, so you can get the perfect complement for your home’s style and architecture. 
  • Owens Corning – The Duration shingle series offers a rich dimensional look. You can enhance your home’s architectural style with the perfect color, and choose from a variety of surface textures including shingles that resemble wood or clay roof tiles. 

Exceptional Value 

  • GAF – There are a variety of GAF roofing shingle choices that come in a spectrum of price points so you can get the best product for your needs within your budget.
  • Owens Corning – There are different product lines and features to choose from to match your preferred price point. These shingles are engineered to last, and their SureNail® Technology enhances their performance and longevity. 

Outstanding Warranty 

  • GAF – The outstanding warranties GAF roofing shingles come with help you rest at ease that your home is well covered. GAF offers limited lifetime warranties on a variety of their products and provides additional warranty options to enhance your coverage. Their excellent customer support makes dealing with them a breeze, should you need it. The warranty terms vary based on the shingle line you choose. And some come with transferable warranties.
  • Owens Corning – The length of warranty coverage is based on the shingle line. Their warranties cover manufacturing defects, and their customer support team is top-notch. 

Quality Installation for Your New Roof

Only 7% of roofing contractors in North America are invited to be GAF Certified™ Contractors, and Giant Siding & Window is one of them. This certification is earned through quality installation and service. 

Get Premium Roofing Shingles and Detailed Installation to Protect Your Home from Costly Damage

When storms come our way, you shouldn’t have to worry if your home is well protected or not. Choosing top-of-the-line roofing shingles and hiring a reputable contractor to install them gives you the assurance you need. 

At Giant Siding & Window, we make roof replacement simple. And one way we do that is by offering roofing components manufactured by industry leader, GAF. Craftsmanship starts with great material, which is why we specialize in detailed installation of quality products. Learn more about our durable GAF Shingles