For professional athletes, the place where peak performance feels easy—even effortless—is often called the flow zone. For professional roofers, getting stellar results with confidence and ease often comes down to performance in the nailing zone.

That’s why Owens Corning® Roofing has focused on the nailing zone in its work to engineer shingles that outperform where it matters most.

Roofing contractors agree that a critical step in a roof’s long-term performance is the way shingles are fastened to the roof deck. In fact, nine out of ten surveyed* said shingles are more securely fastened when nailed through a common bond in the nailing zone. Yet many shingles on the market today have wide, single-layer nailing zones. That single-layer design can leave the roof more susceptible to costly damage including blow-offs due to nail pull-through, open holes left from nail blow-through during installation, and shingle delamination over time. 

To provide more confident protection, Owens Corning® shingles feature multi-layer design in the nailing zone of their popular Oakridge® and Duration® Series architectural shingles.  

The double layer protection of Oakridge® shingles includes a full common bond in the nail zone for greater integrity and better holding power compared to shingles with wide single-layer nail zones. A highly visible nail line serves as a guide for quick, precise installation.

For ultimate protection, Duration® Series shingles with SureNail® Technology feature a unique triple layer of reinforcement in the nailing zone. The patented engineered fabric of the SureNail® strip overlays the common bond to create a Triple Layer of Protection® that delivers outstanding fastener holding power and greater nail zone visibility for ease of installation. 

To see how Oakridge® shingles and Duration® Series shingles performed in head-to-head tests against competing products, visit

*Owens Corning Contractor Research, August 2019