Choose the perfect shingles for your roof replacement project in Florida

As an Owens Corning shingles installation contractor, Allstate Construction Roofing has access to some of the best asphalt shingle roofing products in the industry. We offer a wide selection of Owens Corning products in different colors and styles so that you can find the perfect aesthetic for your new roof installation or replacement roof. No matter your budget or design preference, we have the shingles you’re looking for!

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Owens corning offers different types of shingles with many color options including asphalt shingles, ridge shingles, slate shingles, etc. While its Owens corning is known for its superior shingles and long warranty programs.

Owens corning roofing material is comparable in cost to other leading shingles brands such as GAF and offers a similar superior product with an unbeatable warranty program. Your warranty will be based on the certificate level of the installer, the type of shingles you purchased, and the number of products purchased.

Don’t hesitate to contact us – your trusted roofing contractor – today to find out more about our state-of-the-art Owens Corning roofing products. We offer no-cost, no-obligation inspections in Bonita Springs, Fort Myers, Naples, Miami, Cape Coral, and nearby areas in Florida.

Owens Corning Roofing – Shingles Installation

If you’re in the market for a new roof, chances are you’re learning about quality manufacturers. At Allstate, we work with trusted partners, including Owens Corning, aka the one with the pink panther (PINK is actually a registered trademark of Owens Corning)!

Owens Corning is known for having the best asphalt shingle roofing materials in the industry, and we’re proud to be an Owens Corning shingles installation contractor.

If you want to learn more about installation instructions from this manufacturer, where the color pink is part of their business, keep reading. 

We’ll cover everything from the roof deck and underlayments to nails and ventilation. 

Before we get started, let’s answer the question:

Is Owens Corning the Best Shingle?

Owens Corning has been in business since 1938 and is located in Toledo, Ohio, USA. They have proven the test of time and continually manufactured products that preferred contractors rely on, such as the TruDefinition Designer Color Collection and Premium Cool shingles. 

While we can’t answer the question for sure, Owens Corning is definitely high on our list and on the list of many roofing contractors. 

How Do You Install Owens Corning Shingles?

We’ll walk you through step by step, starting with one very important rule. Before you begin any major construction project, check on area guidelines. We also suggest staying in compliance with local building codes to avoid problems resulting from the job site or project. 

To ensure the best results and avoid voiding product warranties – whether a short-term or a lifetime warranty – Owens Corning suggests using the following guidelines for various shingles, starting with Duration Series Shingles.

Obtain a free no cost, no-obligation inspection of your Owens Cornering shingle roof replacement

Owens Corning shingle roofing is not only highly durable and weather resistant, but it will also keep its beautiful appearance for years to come. If you’re ready to find out more about our roofing types and get started on your roofing project in Florida, call us at 1-866-ROOF-NOW or contact your local roofing contractor for any questions about Owens Corning roofing system and material, new roof installation, or repair to an existing roof! We offer free inspections in Bonita Springs, Fort Myers, Naples, Miami, Cape Coral, and throughout Southwest FL.

The following information is adopted from the manufacturer’s (Owens Corning) installation instructions handbook. All opinions or statements expressed are their own and do not constitute professional advice from Allstate Construction Roofing.

Owens Corning Duration Series Shingles Installation

Roof Top LoadingLay shingle bundles flat. Do not bend over the ridge.

Roof Deck: • 6″ Maximum roof deck boards • Minimum 3 ⁄8″ plywood • Minimum 7 ⁄16″ OSB

Regardless of deck type used, the roofing installer must: 

1. Install the deck material in strict compliance with the deck manufacturer’s instructions. 

2. Prevent the deck from getting wet before, during, and after installation.

Ventilation: Must meet or exceed FHA Minimum Property Standards.

Handling: Use extra care in handling shingles when the temperature is below 40°F.

Storage: Store in a covered, ventilated area at a maximum temperature of 110°F. Stack in a flat fashion (maximum of 13 bundles high). Protect shingles from weather when stored at the job site. Do not store near steam pipes, radiators, etc.

Nails must be corrosion-resistant, 11- or 12-gauge, with heads at least 3 ⁄8″ in diameter. 

Staples must be 16-gauge minimum, 15⁄16″ minimum crown width, and sufficient length to penetrate 3 ⁄4″ into wood decking or through APA-rated roof sheathing. Staples are to be corrosion-protected.

All Fasteners must penetrate at least 3 ⁄4″ into the wood deck or completely through sheathing.

Notice: Owens Corning recommends the use of nails as the preferred method of attaching shingles to wood decking or other nailable surface.

Next, we’re sharing the instructions provided by Owens Corning for Duration Series Shingles:

1. Specialty Eave Flashing

WeatherLock® Underlayment or equivalent eave and flashing membrane applied to a point at least 24” beyond interior wall line. See manufacturer’s installation instructions where required by code. 

2. Underlayment

Standard Slope (4” in 12” or more). Application of underlayment and metal drip edges. Low Slope (2” in 12” to less than 4” in 12”) Application of underlayment and metal drip edges.

3. Chalk Lines

To aid in shingle alignment, it is recommended that chalk lines be snapped on the exposed surface of the underlayment prior to shingle application. 

4. Shingle Fastening 

Fasteners must be placed in the SureNail® fastening area. Mansard or Steep Slope Fastening Pattern Place fasteners 61 ⁄8″ from bottom edge to secure both layers of the shingle. 

REQUIRED: For slopes exceeding 60 degrees or 21 inches per foot, use six fasteners and four spots of asphalt plastic cement per shingle. Apply immediately; one 1″ diameter spot of asphalt plastic cement under each shingle tab. Center asphalt plastic cement 2″ up from bottom edge of shingle tab. 

Roof Cement where required must meet ASTM D-4586 Ty.

5. Shingle Application

Owens Corning Duration™ Series shingles are applied with a 61 ⁄2″ offset, with 55 ⁄8″ exposure, over prepared roof deck, starting at the bottom of the roof and working across and up. This will blend shingles from one bundle into the next and minimize any normal shade variation. 

Application with offsets of 4″ or 5″ are also acceptable. Caution must be exercised to assure that end joints are no closer than 2″ from fastener in the shingle below and that side laps are no less than 4″ in succeeding courses. Refer to course application steps for specific instructions.

Starter Course: Use starter roll or trim 55 ⁄8″ from the starter course shingle. Trim 61 ⁄2″ off the rake of the starter course shingle and flush with the drip edge along the rake and eaves edge, and continue across the roof. Use 5 fasteners for each shingle, placed 2″ to 3″ up from eaves edge. 

(If no drip edge is used, shingles must extend a minimum of 1 ⁄2″ and no more than 1″ from rake and eaves edge.)

First Course: Apply first course starting with the full shingle even with the starter course.

Fasten securely according to fastening instructions.

Second Course: Remove 61 ⁄2″ from the left end of this shingle and apply the remaining piece over and above the first-course shingle and flush with edge of the first course with 55 ⁄8″ exposure. 

Fasten securely according to fastening instructions. 

Third Course: Remove 13″ from the left end of this shingle and apply the remaining piece over and above the second-course shingle flush with edge of the second course with 55 ⁄8″ exposure. 

Fasten securely according to fastening instructions.

Fourth Course: Remove 191 ⁄2″ from the left end of this shingle and apply the remaining piece over and above the third course shingle and flush with edge of the third course with 55 ⁄8″ exposure. 

Fasten securely according to fastening instructions. 

Fifth Course: Remove 26″ from the left end of this shingle and apply the remaining piece over and above the fourth course shingle and flush with edge of the fourth course with 55 ⁄8″ exposure.

Fasten securely according to fastening instructions. 

Sixth Course: Remove 321 ⁄2″ from the left end of this shingle and apply the remaining piece over and above the fifth-course shingle and flush with edge of the fifth course with 55 ⁄8″ exposure. 

Fasten securely according to fastening instructions. 

Succeeding Courses: For succeeding courses, repeat the first through the sixth course. 

6. Valley Construction: Closed-Cut Valley

A closed-cut valley can be used as an alternative and is applied as follows: Lay a 36″-wide valley liner of self-adhered membrane underlayment or equivalent. 

A 36″-wide minimum 50-lb. smooth surface roll roofing can also be used as a valley liner. Lay all shingles on one side of the valley and across center line of valley a minimum of 12″. 

Fasten a minimum of 6″ away from center line on each side of valley. Strike a chalk line 2″ from the center line of the unshingled side. 

Apply shingles on the unshingled side up to the chalk line and trim, taking care not to cut the underlying shingles. Clip upper corners of these shingles, cement and fasten. Both woven and metal valleys are acceptable alternatives.

7. Step Flashing

Use 10″ x 7″ corrosion-resistant metal where roof planes butt against vertical sidewalls or chimneys.

8. Hip & Ridge Application

Use High Ridge Hip & Ridge shingles. Follow application instructions as printed on the High Ridge Hip & Ridge carton.

Owens Corning Oakridge Shingles Installation

If you’re planning on investing in Oakridge Shingles from Owens Corning, keep reading for guidelines and instructions. 

Before installing this product, check local building codes for their roofing requirements. These shingles are designed for new or re-roofing work over any properly built and supported wood roof deck having adequate nail holding capacity and a smooth surface.

Precautionary Note: The manufacturer will not be responsible for problems resulting from any deviation from the recommended application instructions and the following precautions.

Roof Top Loading: Lay shingle bundles flat. Do not bend over the ridge. Roof Deck: • 6″ 

Minimum roof deck boards: Minimum 3 ⁄8″ plywood • Minimum 7 ⁄16″ OSB Regardless of deck type used, the roofing installer must: 

1. Install the deck material in strict compliance with the deck manufacturer’s instructions. 

2. Prevent the deck from getting wet before, during and after installation. 

Eave Flashing: Use Owens Corning® self-sealing ice and water barrier on the eaves in all regions of the country where roofs are susceptible to leaks from ice and water backup.

 Ventilation: Must meet local building codes. 

Handling: Use extra care in handling shingles when the temperature is below 40°F. 

Storage: Store in a covered ventilated area at a maximum temperature of 110°F. Bundles should be stacked flat. Protect shingles from weather when stored at the job site. Do not store near steam pipes, radiators, etc. 

Fastener requirement: Use galvanized steel, stainless steel, or aluminum nails minimum 12 gauge shank with 3 ⁄8″ diameter head. 

Owens Corning Roofing recommends that fasteners comply with ASTM F 1667. Check local building codes.

All Fasteners must penetrate at least 3 ⁄4″ into the wood deck or completely through sheathing.

Notice: Owens Corning Roofing recommends the use of nails as the preferred method of attaching shingles to wood decking or other nailable surface.

Keep reading for instructions provided by Owens Corning for Oakridge Shingles:

1. Specialty Eave Flashing

Use Owens Corning® self-sealing ice and water barrier on the eaves in all regions of the country where roofs are susceptible to leaks from ice and water backup. 

Apply starting at the eave edge and extend upslope a minimum of 24 inches from the interior wall line.

2. Underlayment

Standard Slope(4″ in 12″ or more) Application of underlayment, metal drip edges, and eaves flashing. 

(A) Apply one layer of underlayment over metal drip edge at eaves. Use only enough fasteners to hold in place.

(B) Overlap successive courses 2″. Overlap course ends 4″. Side laps are to be staggered 6′ apart.

(C) Apply metal drip edge over underlayment at rake.

3. Underlayment

Low Slope (2″ in 12″ to less than 4″ in 12″) Application of underlayment, metal drip edges, and eaves flashing. 

(A) Apply 19″ starter strip of underlayment over metal drip edge at eaves. Use only enough fasteners to hold it in place. 

(B) Use 36″ strip of underlayment for remaining courses, overlapping each course 19″. Side laps are to be staggered 6′ apart. 

(C) Apply metal drip edge over underlayment at rake. Or WeatherLock® self-adhered underlayment or equivalent with a standard over lap of 3″ and metal drip edge.

4. Shingle Fastening 

Place fasteners 61⁄8″ from bottom edge of each shingle and 1″ from each end. 

Standard Pattern Use four fasteners. 

Six Nail Pattern Use six fasteners. 

Mansard or Steep Slope Fastening Pattern. Place fasteners 61 ⁄8″ from bottom edge to secure both layers of the shingle. 

REQUIRED: For slopes exceeding 60 degrees or 21 inches per foot, use six fasteners and four spots of asphalt roof cement per shingle. Apply immediately; one 1″ diameter spot of asphalt roof cement under each shingle tab. Center asphalt roof cement 2″ up from bottom edge of shingle tab. 

Cement where required must meet ASTM D-4586 Type I or II (Asbestos Free). 

Six nail fastening pattern is required for maximum wind warranty. 

In addition, Owens Corning® Starter Shingles are required along the eave and rake. 

5. Shingle Application

These shingles are applied with a 61 ⁄2″ offset, with 55 ⁄8″ exposure, over prepared roof deck, starting at the bottom of the roof and working across and up. This will blend shingles from one bundle into the next and minimize any normal shade variation. 

Application with offsets of 4″ or 8″ are also acceptable. 

Caution must be exercised to assure that end joints are no closer than 2″ from fastener in the shingle below and that side laps are no less than 4″ in succeeding courses. 

Refer to course application steps for specific instructions. 

Starter Course: Use an Owens Corning® Starter shingle product or trim 55 ⁄8″ from the starter course shingle. Trim 61 ⁄2″ off the rake of the starter course shingle and flush with the drip edge along the rake and eaves edge, and continue across the roof. 

Use 5 fasteners for each shingle, placed 2″ to 3″ up from eaves edge. 

(If no drip edge is used, shingles must extend a minimum of 1 ⁄2″ and no more than 1″ from rake and eaves edge.) 

First Course: Apply first course starting with the full shingle even with the starter course. 

Fasten securely according to fastening instructions.

Second Course: Remove 61 ⁄2″ from the left end of this shingle and apply the remaining piece over and above the first course shingle and flush with edge of the first course with 55 ⁄8″ exposure. 

Fasten securely according to fastening instructions. 

Third Course: Remove 13″ from the left end of this shingle and apply the remaining piece over and above the second course shingle flush with edge of the second course with 55 ⁄8″ exposure. 

Fasten securely according to fastening instructions.

Fourth Course: Remove 191 ⁄2″ from the left end of this shingle and apply the remaining piece over and above the third course shingle and flush with edge of the third course with 55 ⁄8″ exposure.

Fasten securely according to fastening instructions.

Fifth Course: Remove 26″ from the left end of this shingle and apply the remaining piece over and above the fourth course shingle and flush with edge of the fourth course with 55 ⁄8″ exposure.

Fasten securely according to fastening instructions.

Sixth Course: Remove 321 ⁄2″ from the left end of this shingle and apply the remaining piece over and above the fifth course shingle and flush with edge of the fifth course with 55 ⁄8″ exposure. 

Fasten securely according to fastening instructions. 

Succeeding Courses: For succeeding courses, repeat first through sixth course. 

6. Valley Construction: Closed-Cut Valley

A closed-cut valley can be used as an alternative to woven and open valley and is applied as follows: Lay a 36″ wide valley liner of selfadhered membrane underlayment or equivalent. A 36″ wide minimum 50 lb. smooth surface roll roofing can also be used as a valley liner.

Lay all shingles on one side of valley and across center line of valley a minimum of 12″. Fasten a minimum of 6″ away from center line on each side of valley. Strike a chalk line 2″ from the center line of the unshingled side. 

Apply shingles on the unshingled side up to the chalk line and trim, taking care not to cut the underlying shingles. Clip upper corners of these shingles, cement and fasten. Both woven and metal valleys are acceptable alternatives.

7. Step Flashing

Use 10″ long and 2″ wider than expected exposure corrosionresistant metal where roof planes butt against vertical sidewalls or chimneys.

8. Hip & Ridge Application

Use corresponding Owens Corning® Hip & Ridge shingles to best complement shingle color. Follow specific application instructions as printed on the Hip & Ridge shingle package.

Owens Corning Surpreme Shingles Installation

Owens Corning suggests using the following installation guidelines for Supreme Shingles.

The manufacturer will not be responsible for problems resulting from any deviation from the application instructions and the following precaution.

Roof Top LoadingLay shingle bundles flat. Do not bend over the ridge.

Roof Deck: Minimum 6 inch roof deck boards, minimum 3/8 inch plywood, minimum 7/16 inch OSB, sheathing spaced minimum 1/8 inch and maximum 1/4 inch.

Regardless of deck type used, the roofing installer must:

1. Install the deck material in strict compliance with the deck manufacturer’s instructions.

2. Prevent the wood deck from getting wet before, during and after installation.

Ventilation: Must comply with local building codes.

Handling: Use extra care in handling shingles when the temperature is below 40°F.

Storage: Store in a covered, ventilated area at a maximum temperature of 110°F. Bundles should be stacked flat. Do not store near steam pipes, radiators, etc.

Fastener Requirement: Use galvanized steel, stainless steel or aluminum nails minimum 12 gauge shank with 3/8 inch diameter head. 

Owens Corning Roofing recommends that fasteners comply with ASTM F1667. Must comply with local building codes.

All fasteners must penetrate at least 3/4 inch into the wood deck or completely through the deck by a minimum of 1/4 inch. Notice: Owens Corning Roofing requires the use of nails as the method of attaching shingles to wood decking.

Next, review the instructions from Owens Corning for Supreme Shingles.

1. Self-Adhered Ice & Water Barrier

Use an Owens Corning ® Self-Adhered Ice & Water Barrier on the eaves in all regions of the country where roofs have had a history of ice and water backup. Apply starting at the eaves edge and extend upslope a minimum of 24 inches from the interior wall line.

2. Synthetic Underlayment

Standard Slopes 4:12 and Greater: Use an Owens Corning ® Synthetic Underlayment or equivalent underlayment meeting ASTM D226, D4869 or D6757. Follow underlayment manufacturer’s application instructions and local building codes.

3. Synthetic Underlayment

Low Slope 2:12 to Less than 4:12: Use an Owens Corning ® Synthetic Underlayment or equivalent underlayment meeting ASTM D226, D4869 or D6757. Underlayment must be installed per the manufacturer’s application instructions and local building codes. 

Each underlayment course must be overlapped a minimum of 1/2 the width of the underlayment plus 1 inch. Or Owens Corning ® Self-Adhered Ice & Water Barrier or equivalent with a standard overlap of 3 inches and metal drip edge.

4. Shingle Fastening Pattern

Place fasteners 61/8 inch up from bottom edge of each shingle and 1 inch from each end.

Standard Fastening Pattern: Use 4 fasteners. 

Six Nail Fastening Pattern: Use 6 fasteners. 

Mansard or Steep Slope Pattern: REQUIRED: For slopes exceeding 60 degrees or 21 inches per foot, use 6 fasteners and 6 spots of asphalt roof cement per shingle. Apply immediately, one 1 inch diameter spot of asphalt roof cement under each corner shingle tab. Center asphalt roof cement 2 inches up from bottom edge of shingle tab. 

Asphalt Roof Cement where required must meet ASTM D4586 Type I or II (Asbestos Free).

Note: Please be aware that excessive amounts of asphalt roof cement could blister the shingle.

Starter Course: Use an Owens Corning® Starter product. Trim 6 inches off the rake of the starter course shingle and overhang the drip edge along the rake and eaves edge, 1/4 to 3/4 inch, and continue across the roof. Use 5 fasteners for each shingle, placed 2 to 3 inches up from eaves edge.

5. Offset Measurement / Shingle Application

Apply shingles over properly prepared roof deck, starting at bottom of roof and working across and up. This will blend shingles from one bundle into the next and minimizes any normal shade variation. 

Shingles are applied with a 6 inch offset. While a 6 inch offset is recommended, application with offsets of 4 inches or 5 inches are also acceptable. 

Caution must be exercised to ensure that end joints are no closer than 2 inches from a fastener in the shingle below and that side laps are no less than 4 inches in succeeding courses. 

Refer to course applications steps for specific instructions. 

If racking application methods are used, the applicator must ensure that the proper number of fasteners are used, and use shingles from several different bundles to reduce potential for color variation. 

First Course: Apply first course starting with the full shingle even with the starter course. 

Fasten securely according to fastening instructions. 

Second Course: Remove 6 inches from the left end of this shingle and apply the remaining piece over and above the first course shingle and flush with edge of the first course with 5 inch exposure.

Fasten securely according to fastening instructions. 

Third Course: Remove 12 inches from the left end of this shingle and apply the remaining piece over and above the second course shingle flush with edge of the second course with 5 inch exposure. 

Fasten securely according to fastening instructions.

Fourth Course: Remove 18 inches from the left end of this shingle and apply the remaining piece over and above the third course shingle and flush with edge of the third course with 5 inch exposure. 

Fasten securely according to fastening instructions. 

Fifth Course: Remove 24 inches from the left end of this shingle and apply the remaining piece over and above the fourth course shingle and flush with edge of the fourth course with 5 inch exposure. Fasten securely according to fastening instructions.

Sixth Course: Remove 30 inches from the left end of this shingle and apply the remaining piece over and above the fifth course shingle and flush with edge of the fifth course with 5 inch exposure.

Fasten securely according to fastening instructions. 

Succeeding Courses: For succeeding courses, repeat first through sixth course.

6. Valley Construction: Closed-Cut Valley

A closed-cut valley can be used as an alternative to woven and open valley and is applied as follows:

Lay a 36 inch wide valley liner of self-adhered membrane underlayment or equivalent. A 36 inch wide minimum 50 lb. smooth surface roll roofing can also be used as a valley liner.

Lay all shingles on one side of valley and across center-line of valley a minimum of 12 inches.

Fasten a minimum of 6 inches away from center-line on each side of valley.

Strike a chalk line 2 inches from the center-line of the unshingled side.

Apply shingles on the unshingled side up to the chalk line and trim, taking care not to cut the underlying shingles.

Clip upper corners of these shingles and install a 3 to 4 inch wide, continuous bead of roofing cement.

Press shingles firmly into cement.

Both woven and metal valleys are acceptable alternatives. 

For California-Cut Valley, see technical bulletin at www.owenscorning.com.

7. Step Flashing

Use 10 inches long and 2 inches wider than expected exposure corrosion-resistant metal where roof planes butt against vertical sidewalls or chimneys. Check and install in accordance with local building codes. 

8. Hip & Ridge Application

Cut full shingles into three 12 inch x 12 inch Hip & Ridge Shingles. Start hips at the eaves and work up to ridge. Apply ridge only after hips have been applied, beginning on end of ridge opposite prevailing wind direction. 

Leave 5 inches exposure per shingle for Hip & Ridge application. Bend over the ridge; fasten on each side 6 inches from exposed end, 1 inch up from the edge. 

Cover exposed nails with asphalt cement.

9. Reroofing with Shingles

When roofing over existing shingles with a 5 inch tab exposure, the following procedure should be used for smoothest finished appearance and ease of alignment: If existing asphalt shingles are to remain in place, nail down or cut away all loose, curled or lifted shingles. 

Installation of these shingles over existing laminate shingles is not recommended. 

Sweep the surface clean of all loose debris just prior to applying the new roofing. Ensure proper size and length of fasteners. 

Some local building codes may require the use of a No. 30 asphalt saturated felt over the existing shingles prior to reroofing. Consult local building code authorities. 

Surface must be smooth before shingles are installed. Make deck smooth by nailing down all loose and curled shingles, protruding nails, etc.

And there you have it! Installation instructions from one of the best manufacturers on the market. Owens Corning has rights reserved for their products and instructions so always visit www.owenscorning.com for more information. 

If you’re interested in learning more about Owens Corning products and working with a trusted local contractor, contact our team to get started. We’d love to help you get the best quality products for your home or business.

Obtain a free no cost, no-obligation inspection of your Owens Cornering shingle roof replacement

Owens Corning shingle roofing is not only highly durable and weather resistant, but it will also keep its beautiful appearance for years to come. If you’re ready to find out more about our roofing types and get started on your roofing project in Florida, call us at 1-866-ROOF-NOW or contact your local roofing contractor for any questions about Owens Corning roofing system and material, new roof installation, or repair to an existing roof! We offer free inspections in Bonita Springs, Fort Myers, Naples, Miami, Cape Coral, and throughout Southwest FL.