08:23PM | 05/28/05
Member Since: 04/29/05
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Anyone have any thoughts or websites in which I can compare these two brands of shingles? I am building a house and our materials supplier says to stick with Owens-Corning. However, my wife and I like a particular color on the Certainteed line that isn't in the Owens-Corning. Is Certainteed a bad shingle brand?


03:55AM | 05/29/05
Member Since: 03/27/05
95 lifetime posts
I've generally used Owens Corning over the years, in part because they've been around so long and manufacture good products.

But we also use Certainteed, GAF, ELF, Tamko, etc. One reason we may use other brands at times is because of color selection. Another reason can be because a particular style is not available from Owens Corning. In fact, if my supplier happens to run out of a certain Owens Corning product, and it's available from another manufacturer, I have no qualms at all about long as I'm informed the homeowner and they don't care. I think all these manufacturers make good, and more or less equal quality of products. I think SOME guys who may use one particular brand have more of a "Ford vs Chevy mentality". Not saying that about your contractor though.

A roof CAN be your friend


07:04AM | 12/08/09
Member Since: 12/07/09
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Every shingle company has had "issues" at some point. Most Shingles are good, but I do know some installers that don't like installing certain brands...some people have had bad luck for whatever reason or circumstance...i.e. Owens Corning has the tendency to give guys more fiberglass slivers and aren't always as consistent in the pattern, but they are a nice looking shingle with real nice shadow lines. It boils down to representation and "if" there is a problem will they take care of it in a quick and friendly manner. I have sold ALL brands of shingles, Elk, GAF, Tamko, IKO, Certainteed, Owens-Corning, Globe, Atlas and more and honestly had the best luck with Certainteed...they just seem to back up their "issues" better and quicker in the midwest area that I live.


11:45AM | 09/13/13
I've had 5 quotes and the lowest was for BP shingles. I've had a bad experience with these shingles on another property in the past and BP was in no way helpful or compliant in backing up what they originally told us so I will not buy their product again. The installer said he could install Cetainteed's product but I wondered if anyone has had any experience with these shingles. I live in Barrie, Ontario which gets allot of snow, hale and rain so I would like to make sure that I am making the right decision. Owen's Corning's product seems very secure and I just wondered if the two products are comparible.


08:21PM | 04/10/17
Certainteed have a heavier Shingle stronger against wind damage and storms. As well Certainteed offers a beautiful 3D high definition shingles which is not as deep and appealing as the Owens. Ridge vent overlay is offered with certainteed and not offered in owens which makes the final finish product look nicer.
The complete system offered by certainteed as a package sure star protection is far better for both consumers and contractors. If the contractor is a shingle master certified.
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