For homeowners who prioritize reliability and long-lasting performance in roofing, it’s essential to understand the components and benefits of Owens Corning’s Total Protection Roofing System. This system represents a holistic approach to roofing, effectively addressing key performance areas such as sealing, defending, and ventilation. Explore what sets this system apart as the ideal choice for your home.

Understanding the Three Critical Areas

Seal: The First Line of Defense Against the Elements

Owens Corning’s Total Protection Roofing System begins with a robust sealing process. The system includes a self-adhered ice and water barrier, which is crucial in preventing damage from ice damming – a common issue where melted and refrozen water seeps under the shingles, damaging your roof. This barrier is particularly important in protecting vulnerable areas of the roof, such as:

  • Valleys
  • Eaves
  • Chimneys
  • Skylights

Additionally, the use of synthetic underlayment provides a secondary water-shedding barrier, ensuring that the rest of the roof deck is shielded from moisture.

exploring the total protection roofing systemDefend: Protecting Your Home with High-Quality Shingles

The defense aspect of the Total Protection Roofing System is centered around high-quality shingles. These are not just functional elements; they also contribute significantly to your home’s style and curb appeal. The system includes starter shingles for a strong hold, preventing shingle blow-offs and water infiltration.

Moreover, Owens Corning’s shingles are designed with patented SureNail Technology and a True Definition Color Platform, providing strength, beauty, and dimensional aesthetics. The addition of specialized hip and ridge shingles offers enhanced wind resistance and a matching color scheme, creating a cohesive and attractive roof appearance.

Breathe: Ensuring a Balanced Attic Ventilation

A well-ventilated attic is essential for the longevity of your roofing system. Owens Corning’s Total Protection Roofing System incorporates balanced attic ventilation to prevent the accumulation of excess heat and moisture. This is achieved through a combination of intake vents, which bring in cool, dry air, and exhaust vents that expel excess heat and humidity. This ventilation is crucial in protecting the interior components of your roofing system from heat and moisture damage, thereby extending the life of your roof.

Adding Comfort and Efficiency with ProCat Insulation

An often overlooked aspect of roofing is insulation. The Total Protection Roofing System includes ProCat loose fill insulation, designed to enhance the energy efficiency and comfort of your home. With more than 90% of single-family homes being under-insulated, adding ProCat insulation can significantly lower your monthly heating and cooling costs, making your home more comfortable and energy-efficient.

The Importance of Choosing the Right Products

Owens Corning offers a variety of products within the Total Protection Roofing System, allowing you and your contractor to select the best options for your specific needs. From shingles to ventilation and insulation, each component plays a vital role in the overall performance of your roof.

Empowering Homeowners with Knowledge

Educated homeowners are more likely to invest in a branded, high-quality roofing system when they understand the value of each layer. Tools like the Roof in a Bag and the Total Protection Roofing System flipbook, which can be co-branded and customized, are excellent resources for learning about the system’s benefits. The Build Your Roof widget is another interactive tool that helps in customizing and understanding the system, allowing you to make informed decisions about your roofing needs.


exploring the total protection roofing system Choosing Owens Corning’s Total Protection Roofing System signifies a decision for peace of mind, quality, and performance. This system not only safeguards your home but also boosts its aesthetic allure and energy efficiency. With Advantage Construction’s innovative approach in implementing this system, you’re not just installing a roof; you’re securing the long-term protection and beauty of your home. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Advantage Construction today to talk to one of our roofing experts about Owens Corning’s Total Protection Roofing System.