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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

FAQs for Owens Corning - Fibreglass Asphalt Shingles

Q : What is Fiberglass Asphalt Shingles?

A :There are two basic types of asphalt shingles. Each consists of a core materials that is coated with asphalt, and then covered with granules. This core of base materials may be either fiberglass mat or organic felt.

Fiberglass shingles are so called because they are built on a fiberglass mat reinforcement. Asphalt coating is applied directly to this mat and protective coloured granules are embedded into the coating. Fiberglass shingles has superior dimensional rigidity, are lighter and offers better heat and humidity resistance than organic shingles.

Owens Corning Fiberglass shingles carry a Class A fire resistant rating from Underwriters Laboratories (UL), the highest fire rating available.

Q : How many different shingles products do you offer?

A :All Build offers 3 distinct series of roofing shingles-Architectural (laminated) and 1 Traditional and Armortab series.

Q : What is Architectural / Laminated shingles?

A :Unlike traditional (three-tab) shingles, which are single layer in design, architectural (laminated) series shingles are a multi-layered shingles. Random tabs or pads are applied to the base shingles to provide a layer effect that produces enhanced depth and dimension.

Q : Do you offer other roofing products besides laminated three-tab shingles and Armortab series?

A :We offer a complete line of accessories which are designed to complement our shingles. These include hip and ridge shingles, which are designed to work with our shingles. In addition, we also provide roof accessories (air ventilators etc.) that complement our shingles perfectly.

Q : How will fiberglass asphalt shingles look on my roof?

A :Owens Corning shingles offers rich, dimensional appearance that few other roofing materials can match. Create your own home design or simply choose from our model homes in our "Designing Your Home" page and discover how dramatic your home's appeal increase by simply coordinating the exterior design from a combination of different shingles ranges, styles and a wide array of distinctive shingles colour blends in a single display.

Q : What kind of colour selection do you offer?

A :We offer a full palette of fashionable colours for each of our roofing products.

Q : Does Owens Corning warrant their shingles against staining from algae and fungus?

A :Yes, Owens Corning provides a International Limited Warranty** against algae and fungus growth.

Q : Is fiberglass asphalt shingles suitable for tropical climate?

A :Yes, fiberglass asphalt shingles are proven and widely used in South Korea, China, Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia for for more than 25 years.

Q : Where can I obtain my International Limited Warranty?

A :We are authorized by the manufacturer (Owens Corning) to issue International Limited Warranty**.

Q : What is the minimum slope required in the installation of shingles?

A :Generally, the minimum slope for application of shingles is 10 degree roof pitch.

Q : What types of decking materials do you recommend for the application of asphalt shingles?

A :Suitable deck types are 12mm waterproof(WBP) plywood or 12mm thick Oriented Strand Board (OSB)

Q : What benefits and advantages do I get from using fiberglass asphalt shingles?

A :

· Long lasting beauty
· Light weight
· 100% watertight (if applied according to manufacturer's specifications)
· Flexible
· Algae resistant
· International Limited Warranty**
· Technical support and back up services

Q : Can shingles be applied on curved roof?

A :Yes. It is possible to install shingles on curved roof as long as roof structure and wood sheathing board can be formed

Q : Who can I get to install shingles?

A :All Build is equipped with the skills and resources to undertake the supply and installation of shingles through our wholly owned subsidiary - AB roofing systems sdn bhd , backed by technical support from Owens Corning.

Q : How long does it take to install shingles on a 500-sqm roof?

A :Generally, it should take about fourteen working days to complete shingles installation for a 500-sqm roof. However, longer time maybe required if the roof design is complicated or the pitch is more than 45 degree.

Q : How long does it take to order shingles?

A :Because it is an imported product, it requires about 2 to 3 weeks. However, we do keep stocks of favorable colours and ranges in our warehouse.

Q : Is fiberglass asphalt shingles suitable for tropical climate?

A :Yes, fiberglass asphalt shingles are proven and widely used in South Korea , China , Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia for the past 25 years.

In Malaysia, we have installed our 1 st bungalow project in Ampang, Kuala Lumpur 20 years ago and today the roof is still in good condition.

Q : What is the price for supply of Owens Corning Fiberglass Shingles?

A :The estimated price for supply only Owens Corning Oakridge Super AR shingles and accessories is ranges from RM80 to RM120 m2 subject to roof design.

For the price details of other ranges, please contact our Marketing Dept at 603-7983 4030 or email us at

*Algae Resistance(AR) available on a regional basis.

**See actual warranty for complete details,limitations and requirements.