Understanding How Your Owens Corning Shingles Warranty Works

Posted on May 28, 2023

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Understanding How Your Owens Corning Shingles Warranty Works

When it comes to protecting your home and investment, your roof plays a central role. And what better way to ensure peace of mind than with a reliable shingle warranty? 

Warranty is a crucial factor that the majority of homeowners consider as they decide to install or replace their existing roof shingles. Top asphalt shingle manufacturers are distinguished by the type of warranties they offer on their products, including Owens Corning. These are important, but understanding them can be a bit confusing. 

In this blog post, we delve into the world of Owens Corning shingle warranties, shedding light on how they work and what they cover. Whether you’re a homeowner considering a new roof or have already installed Owens Corning shingles, understanding the intricacies of your warranty is essential.

What You Should Know About Owens Corning And Its Shingles Warranty:

Owens Corning, a trusted name in the roofing industry, has been providing high-quality shingles for decades. Their warranties offer comprehensive coverage and protection against material and workmanship defects, giving you added confidence in the durability and performance of your roof.

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Workmanship Warranties Offered By Owens Corning

Like other top manufacturers, Owens Corning also offers different roofing warranties. These are differentiated on the basis of the coverage option and the time they are valid. The following are the two warranty options they offer: 

  • Standard Shingle Warranty
  • Extended Warranty Options

#1 Standard Shingle Warranty

The standard shingle warranty offered by Owens Corning provides a fundamental level of coverage for your shingles. All the products that the company manufactures are accompanied by a standard product limited warranty, which offers coverage against manufacturing defects.

The standard shingle warranty comes with a limited lifetime warranty. For the initial years (10 year warranty), you benefit from TRU PROtection®, ensuring comprehensive coverage. This guarantees that if any issues arise due to the manufacturing process, you are protected. 

Manufacturing defects refer to problems or faults that occur during the production of roofing shingles, which may impact their performance or longevity. Beyond the first decade, materials-only coverage continues to provide reassurance for further than 10 years. Apart from this, the StreakGuard® Algae Resistance feature guards against algae streaks for the initial 10 years. 

It’s important to note that the warranty coverage for manufacturing defects such as defective shingles varies depending on the specific terms.


Standard shingle warranty can offer good levels of protection. This type of warranty does not require you to hire roofing professionals authorized by Owens Corning. This can be an ideal warranty for you if you are planning to move from your current home and are not looking for a permanent option. 

Extended Warranty Options:

Owens Corning also offers extended warranty options, providing additional coverage and benefits beyond the standard warranty. If you want the complete protection for your shingles, you should go for the extended warranty.  

The extended warranty from Owens Corning is further divided into three categories:

  • System Protection 
  • Preferred Protection 
  • Platinum Protection 

In this section, we will discuss more about these three types of warranties. 

System Protection Warranty 

This is the first level of warranty under the extensive coverage program and offers significant advancements from the basic standard warranty. This protection offers limited lifetime protection for all the Owens Corning products used on the roof. This includes roof shingles, ventilation products, ice and water barriers, etc. 

Here are some features of this Owens Corning warranty coverage: 

  • The TRU PROtection® period is 50 years under this program, which is significantly longer than the traditional 10-year coverage provided under the Standard package.  
  • The materials coverage period has also been increased to 50 years in this warranty option. Meaning, after the TRU PROtection® period is over you will still be covered for the materials. 
  • Both the Blow Off Coverage and StreakGuard® Algae Resistance warranty period remains the same in this section. Both of these will be valid for the first 15 and 25 years of installing the roof, respectively. 
  • Similar to the standard warranty, the System Protection warranty from Owens Corning does not cover workmanship costs.
  • You need to install a minimum of three Owens Corning components on your roof to qualify for the System Protection warranty.

Unlike the Standard Protection, a company not certified by Owens Corning will not be eligible to offer you the roofing warranties. Therefore you need to hire a Owens Corning preferred roofing contractor to install your new roof. 

Preferred Protection 

This is the second highest level of warranty that Owens Corning offers. The System Protection warranty offered by Owens Corning provides comprehensive coverage for manufacturing defects on both Owens Corning shingles and all Owens Corning roofing components.

Most of the features remain the same as the other coverage options, but there are certain enhancements in the workmanship warranty. 

The Preferred Protection program not only provides coverage for manufacturing defects but also offers a separate workmanship warranty lasting 10 years. It’s important to note that the workmanship warranty is only applicable when the roofing work is carried out by certified Owens Corning Roofing Platinum or preferred contractors.

Here are some of the features of this roof warranty: 

  • It ensures full replacement coverage for manufacturing defects, extending for a period of 50 years, under its TRU PROtection® period. 
  • You also get the same 50 years of material-only warranty coverage that is available under the System Protection warranty. 
  • The Blow Off Coverage (15-year period) and the StreakGuard® Algae resistance (first 25 years) is also retained in this Owens Corning roof warranty option. 

Platinum Protection 

This is one of the best coverage options for you. This is an elite warranty protection program and that offers the highest level of protection. With this option for coverage, Owens Corning has further cemented its place as a leading manufacturer. 

This new Owens Corning roof warranty plan offers all the things that are available under the Preferred Protection, such as the 50-year TRU PROtection® period and 50-year material coverage. In addition, this plan offers a 25-year workmanship warranty, which is one of the most comprehensive options. 

In order to qualify for the Platinum Protection Roofing System Limited Warranty, it is necessary to both purchase and install Owens Corning shingles, along with a minimum of four additional roofing components made by the company.

We Are The Proud Installers Of Owens Corning Products 

At Capital Roofing, we take pride in being a  Preferred Contractor of Owens Corning. This prestigious designation allows us to provide you with top-notch warranties and exceptional professional installation for your roofing needs so that you can get an added peace. As Preferred Contractors, we have undergone rigorous training and have met Owens Corning’s strict standards of excellence in craftsmanship and customer service. When you choose Capital Roofing, you can rest assured that you are receiving the highest quality roofing materials, expert installation, and the best Owens corning warranties available. 

Trust Us For Your Roofing Needs

In addition to Owens Corning products, we also install other quality materials. To get the best of the roofing services contact us today at (918) 260-4075.

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