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  • Writer's pictureStacey Belknap

4 Types Of Asphalt Shingles Installed In Roofing Replacements Throughout Northeast Ohio

Updated: Aug 16, 2022

Deciding on Asphalt Shingles

When you first imagined undergoing a roofing replacement you probably looked around your neighborhood for homes with curb appeal you liked, or even asked around for suggestions, from your family & friends, about reputable contractors in your area.

The next question probably was, should I choose traditional asphalt shingles or invest in a metal roof? We will be addressing that exact question in an upcoming blog post! Yet, today we assume, after much consideration, that you realized the inflated cost of metal roofing replacements might not be ideal right now and decided that currently asphalt shingles are the best roofing replacement option for your Cleveland, Akron or Canton area home.

4 Owens Corning Asphalt Shingle Lines

Let’s look at 4 of the asphalt shingle lines that Owens Corning offers and that Exteriors Plus- Roofing, Siding, Windows installs. They all have special features, and granule formulations that make them perfect for the long, hard Northeast Ohio winters. They can withstand high winds, hail, and with the exceptional variations of color and shadowing truly enhance a home’s aesthetic.

1. Oakridge
2. Duration
3. Duration Designer
4. Duration Flex

Oakridge® Shingles

Oakridge® laminated shingles are a budget friendly roofing replacement option while still offering premium protection and impressive curb appeal. The nailing area of the Oakridge shingles has a double layer of asphalt granules. This double layer increases the holding power and allows for greater integrity. The warm, inviting colors provide a modern step up from traditional 3-tab shingles.

This roofing replacement option includes Streakguard™ Algae Resistance Protection. It keeps algae growth from ruining the exterior appearance of your home. The shingles have a patented formulation that includes copper in the granules makeup. The copper resists algae growth and helps curb degradation from the extreme weather in Northeast Ohio.

Duration® Shingles


Duration® asphalt shingles offer a high level of protection and impressive curb appeal. This line of shingles also has the patented Streakguard™ Algae Resistance Protection that the Oakridge line has but, also has some wonderful additions that make Duration one of the most popular shingles in the USA.

With 15 dramatic, specially formulated colors in the TruDefinition® color platform your home will see dramatic color contrasts and dimension. Plus, as an added bonus the Duration Shingle line comes with triple layer protection in the nailing zone for superior holding power, and exceptional wind resistance.

Duration® Designer


Duration® Designer asphalt shingles can help pull together your homes look. They are full of colors and can help coordinate exterior accents like paint, trim and even landscaping colors.

One of the best things about the Designer series of shingles is that they have all of the great features the Duration shingles have like, the SureNail® wide nailing strip, the Streakguard® Algae Resistance, and wind resistance for the Northeast Ohio weather we so often see.
Yet, the biggest difference is the colors and how they change in the sun and at different angles. When you drive by a home with Duration Designer shingles you know it.

The TruDefinition® Duration Designer Colors Collection does more than give your home’s façade a lift. It also allows you to make changes to your paint and other accents over time without the need to change your shingles. That’s because each shingle is made up of several color granules that inspire imaginative color palettes in warm and cool tones. When viewed from a distance, these brilliant granules can unify all of your home’s details, like brick, stone, paint, shutters, siding, stucco and more.

Duration® Flex


Duration® Flex asphalt shingles combine impact resistance with premium color blending, so you get both performance and curb appeal. This line of shingles has a rubberizing and pliable feel because it is a blend of polymer modified asphalt.

By adding this it makes the asphalt shingle pliable and gives greater flexibility, durability, and toughness under tough storm conditions. Do you have a home right on Lake Erie or in an open area that gets hammered by the winds, then this just might be the durable option you might not have known you needed? Flex shingles are a high end offering and do tend to be on the pricier side of the roofing replacement options, but when you need quality and longevity this is it.

Energy Star Rated Shingles

Most times when you think of Energy Star® ratings you think of appliances, windows, and solar panels, but it absolutely is for roofing as well. Picking the right roofing materials will make your home more comfortable and more energy efficient, which is what the Energy Star® brand is all about. These “cool” shingles reflect solar energy because the granules on the shingle help bounce the sun’s rays decreasing the amount of heat transferred into a home’s interior—and the amount of air conditioning needed to keep it comfortable. While we can’t tell you how much you will save on your energy bills, we can tell you that some insurance companies will gives discounts on your premiums based on which shingles you choose for your roof.

Why Choose Exteriors Plus For Your Upcoming Roofing Replacement?

Exteriors Plus - Roofing, Siding, Windows is located right here in Norton, Ohio. We serve Summit, Portage, Medina, Stark, Cuyahoga & Parts of Lorain County. Shop A Local Company that believes in high quality, high value, and highly satisfied customers.

We have over a decade of experience in the roofing industry, so you can have peace of mind knowing we offer expert roofing services backed by a lifetime of warranties. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation quote for your next roofing replacement, so you too can see how dealing with an Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Provider is one of the best decisions you can make .
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