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The difference between a good shingle and a GREAT shingle!

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 by Suzie Elliott



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If you are a homeowner in Brooklyn Park, Champlin, Coon Rapids, Blaine, or surrounding areas, who suffered damage to your roof from the June, 2017 hail storm; You may be asking yourself, "How do I know what product to choose when I decide to re-roof my home?" NMC Exteriors Project Managers, have extensive product knowledge and will walk through all of the benefits of choosing the right product with you. In the meantime, here are some simple guidelines that will give you a brief understanding of why it is so important that you make sure you select not the "cheapest" product, but the "right" product, to protect one of the largest investments in your life, YOUR HOME. 


The difference between a good shingle, and a great shingle, is having "SureNail" Technology. This technology is only available from "Owens Corning" Duration Series Shingles. Their patented SureNail Technology features a wide, highly visible engineered fabric strip, in the nailing area, for a consistent quality installation. This unique product design, provides outstanding gripping power. 

Why Should You Care About The Nailing Line?

Even the best shingle can't perform right, if it is not installed properly. Your shingles may not even be covered under the warranty, if they aren't fastened properly in the right place. "Owens Corning" has the first and only reinforced nailing zone, on the face of the shingle. The SureNail strip, provides an easy-to-see nailing target on all Duration Series Shingles. This way, you can feel confident that your contractor is fastening your shingles correctly. 

What Are Some Additional Benefits Of Choosing This Particular Product Line?

The SureNail strip, enhances the already amazing grip of the Tru-Bond sealant on these shingles. This provides exceptional wind resistance for a 130-MPH wind warranty. SureNail helps provide double the bond strength, compared to standard architectural shingles. 

A unique "triple layer" of reinforcement occurs, when the fabric overlays the two shingle layers. This is called the common bond area, and provides increased protection against "nail pull" from the wind. 

In short, Nine out of Ten contractors, in a recent survey said they felt SureNail Technology, gave better uplift protection than standard shingles. As a homeowner, you should have peace of mind, in knowing your roofing professional used the widest reinforced nailing zone for installation, and that once your shingles go down, they'll resist the forces of nature! 

For more information, or to book a free roof inspection, call 763-260-8537 or email our office manager at [email protected]

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