What is Surenail technology?
Before we answer that, we’ll start by saying that if you are having new shingles installed on your roof, you need to insist on shingles with Surenail technology. To explain a bit better, Surenail is a patented technology that Owens Corning developed that has several benefits to the homeowner, but primarily it is designed to help improve the lifespan of your roof.
Surenail technology is a triple layer of woven engineered fabric, which is found right along the nailing line of their Duration series of shingles. This tough fabric helps offer the ultimate shingle when it comes to protection and reinforcement. The layer itself is very visible. When the JN Roofing team is out giving quotes to our customers in Barrie and Simcoe County, we’ll actually show the homeowners this strip to help them not only see but also understand the difference.
Sounds great right, but what difference does this strip make?
First it increases gripping and bonding power between the shingles. This helps with a few things such as reducing the likelihood of water entry issues as well as allowing for wind warranties for up to one hundred and thirty miles an hour… and this is accomplished with the roofer only using as little as four nails!
Second, thanks to the strip being so visible, it makes it much easier for the roofer to secure the shingle properly. By taking the guess work out of where to nail the shingles it helps to ensure you secure the shingle in the right place. This plays a key part in how well the shingles will adhere and stay in place.
Sounds good, but how about some stats to back things up?
According to Owens Cornings website, Surenail technology offers up to
- 5x nail pull through resistance,
- 9x nail blow through resistance,
- 2x delimitation resistance
Simply put, Owens Cornings Surenail technology is simply a better shingle that every home owner should insist on, particularly in Barrie and Simcoe County where wind, weather and wickedness wreak havoc on roofs!