7 Reasons why YOU should convert your existing Roof to Shingles?

The Owens Corning high performance Shingle Roofing System has many characteristics which will benefit Developers, Architects, Contractors and Home Owners.

1. Fire Safety and Security

The shingles have rigorously been tested for fire safety, achieving the International ULA1 Fire Rating, it has also been tested locally, passing the ASTM E 108 and the SABS ‘burning brands’ test with flying colours.

2. Wind Resistant

It takes more than shingles to create a high performance roof. It requires a system of products working together with our shingles, to make a roofing system that helps provide maximum durability for your roof and the most protection for your home. It is for this reason that the Shingle Roofing System can withstand 210kms/h wind-speeds.

3. Low Maintenance

The Shingles are designed with a strong inert bitumen impregnated fibreglass core, imbedded with ceramic granules which offers an extremely colour fast, weather resistant, maintenance free roof

4. Ease Of Installation

All installers have undertaken the relevant training and achieved the relevant certification to install your Shingle Roof, we have a list of accredited installers, this will give you peace of mind when the installation is taking place, as well as receive your International Warranty. The Roof weighs a total of 22kgs/ m2, in relation to other heavier roofing systems, requiring more trusses and brandering to hold the heavy structures up. In the case of doing a re-roof it’s  not necessary to leave your home when the installation is taking place.

5. Modern Aesthetics

From the cars we drive to the appliances we but, we have the power to choose the colours we surround ourselves with. If you’re looking to make your home truly vibrant, don’t overlook the power of using colour on your roof to help coordinate exterior accents like paint, trim and even landscaping. Shingles can bring it all together – helping to improve your home’s aesthetics.

6. Waterproof

Shingles due to their profile and flexibility, allows installers and designers to cover intricate shapes and various roof geometries, which would be difficult with other roofing materials. The low-profile, interlocking design creates a roof which is more resistant to water ingress.

7. High UV Resistant 

Similar to the energy-efficient appliances in your home, roofing products can provide energy-saving qualities. Ask your salesman about the Shingles which reflect solar energy, decreasing the amount of heat transferred to a home’s interior. In today’s world of diminishing natural energy resources, conserving energy is high priority.

Jaime De Morais
Jaime recently joined Global Innovative Building Systems (PTY) LTD. Appointed as the Marketing Manager and coming from a digital back-ground, he is implementing new strategies to educate consumers on the various products Global offers including the Owens Corning Shingle Roofing System. His fresh and creative approach will add a new dimension, assisting the Company to grow and reach new heights

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