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Owens Corning Shingle Costs: Cheapest to Most Expensive Options

Jack Wisniewski

Published on March 16, 2021


Owens Corning Shingle Costs: Cheapest to Most Expensive Options

Learn the going rate for each of Owens Corning’s shingles from their basic 3-tab to their trademark Duration series to their luxury lines.

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Like most brands, the wide price range of Owens Corning shingles starts with their bargain 3-tab shingles and escalates as you approach the premium, designer lines.

To help you decide which Owens Corning roofing shingle best suits your budget, we listed them in order from cheapest to most expensive. We also touch on each shingle's attributes so you know what to expect after you buy.

Supreme shingle prices

Owens Corning Supreme shingles in Driftwood. Image source: Owens Corning

Cost range: $

Why buy: The cheapest Owens Corning roof shingle

Warranty length: 25 years

Wind resistance warranty: 60 mph

At $85 per square (100 sq.ft.), Supreme shingles will cost you the least among the Owens Corning product lineup.

That is not to say Supreme shingles are strictly an economical choice. To complement your environment and preferences, Owens Corning offers five color options.

Although 3-tab asphalt shingles are typically a no-frills option, Supreme shingles can come equipped with Owens Corning's StreakGuard technology, which prevents algae growth via copper-lined granules.

Throw in the standard 25-year limited warranty into the mix, and Supreme proves itself as a serviceable shingle. Given that 3-tab shingles typically do not last more than 20 years, Owens Corning could argue they are overly generous with their warranty!

However, you will likely revel in greater peace of mind with a more durable, laminate shingle. Owens Corning only provides a 60-mph wind warranty, which does not inspire much confidence in coastal or hurricane-prone regions.

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Oakridge shingle prices

Owens Corning Oakridge shingles in Onyx Black. Image source: Owens Corning

Cost range: $$

Why buy: Affordable architectural shingle

Warranty length: Lifetime

Wind resistance warranty: 110 mph standard, 130 mph optional

For a more striking and enduring shingle than Supreme for not a whole lot more money, consider Oakridge shingles.

This architectural shingle both adds depth to your roof and ushers in their TruDefinition color palette with unique blends that crank up the contrast. For algae resistance, Owens Corning also offers StreakGuard with Oakridge.

On top of style, Oakridge promises better durability. These laminate shingles come with a limited lifetime warranty and a 110-mph wind-resistance rating.

Owens Corning bumps up the wind warranty to 130 mph when you install Oakridge shingles combined with their starter shingles and six nails instead of the standard four. This upgraded wind uplift rating is far more dependable than that of the Supreme or other 3-tab competitors.

In our opinion, Oakridge is worth the step up for the elevated durability alone.

Duration shingle prices

Owens Corning Duration shingles in Teak. Image source: Owens Corning

Cost range: $$$

Why buy: First-class architectural shingle, easy-to-install, many sub-lines

Warranty length: Lifetime

Wind resistance warranty: 130 mph

Experienced Owens Corning shoppers will likely know their trademark Duration line. Among competitors, this laminate shingle goes toe-to-toe with the likes of GAF Timberline and CertainTeed Landmark shingles in terms of style, perks, and performance.

While TruDefinition Duration shingles look almost indistinguishable from their cheaper Oakridge brethren, they kick it up a notch in the durability department.

Most notably, Duration shingles come with Owens Corning's patented SureNail Technology. This wide fabric strip embedded in the shingle highlights the nailing zone, prevents overdriven nails, and improves delamination resistance. Ideally, SureNail reduces the likelihood of faulty installation – the primary reason shingle roofs fail.

Furthermore, Duration shingles net you a 130-mph wind warranty – the same as Oakridge without the need for in-brand starter shingles and six-nail installation.

High performance comes naturally with the product's name, but you can elevate your Duration shingles to another level by shopping for a specialty line, each of which has individual pricing.

Duration specialty shingle

Cost range

Why buy?

Duration Designer


Multi-colored options

Duration COOL


Reduces cooling costs, meets cool roof ratings

Duration COOL Plus


Reduces cooling costs, meets California Building Energy Efficiency Standards

Duration FLEX


UL Class 4 Impact rating, SBS-modified asphalt

Duration MAX


Extra thick shingle, adds depth

Duration STORM


UL Class 4 Impact Rating, reinforced polymeric backing

Berkshire shingle prices

Owens Corning Berkshire shingles in Colonial. Image source: Owens Corning

Cost range: $$$$$

Why buy: Looks like slate

Warranty length: Lifetime

Wind resistance warranty: 130 mph

Berkshire is Owens Corning's slate roof alternative.

This premium shingle posits a costly proposition, but it will run you far less than genuine slate tiles and not look too far off the mark from the revered roofing material.

As for durability, Owens Corning bumps up the algae-resistance warranty to 25 years, which is more than any other product in their lineup.

If you can afford it, Owens Corning Berkshire shingles set a lavish statement that could raise the value of your home.

Which Owens Corning shingle should I buy?

Whether you need a budget-friendly or an exquisite designer shingle, Owens Corning offers a compelling selection at competitive prices.

Buy Supreme if keeping costs down is your top concern. If you have the funds to spare, the step up to Oakridge will pay for itself with curb appeal and durability. Choose Duration shingles if you want even more assured strength, color options, or one of their many specialty products.

For homeowners seeking to turn heads on their street, Berkshire will deliver handsomely, but prepare to pay a hefty sum.

Of course, note that a roof is so much more than just its shingles. An entirely new roof also requires underlayment, ice-and-water barriers, and other individual components that do not factor into shingle prices.

Owens Corning offers these extras through their Total Protection Roofing System, which can upgrade you with a workmanship warranty when installed by their certified contractors. However, we suggest directing your efforts towards hiring a roofer experienced with Owens Corning roofing products to deliver a lasting installation.

Once you feel ready to get started on your Owens Corning shingle installation, allow us to put you in touch with the best-rated local roofing contractors near you.

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Jack Wisniewski is a writer and researcher at Fixr.com. When he is not guiding readers toward their optimal home improvement decisions, you can find him working out or watching professional soccer.