I’m a homeowner in Kentucky, and this is my first time ever needing to have a roof replaced (it’s not insurance-covered). The roofer my wife and I want to go with is platinum preferred with Owens Corning. We are deciding between Oakridge or Duration shingles ($420 more).
I’m trying to understand if there’s much benefit to us to get the Duration shingles. We don’t care about the color/aesthetic difference. I’ve read about the surenail strip but am having trouble telling if it’s all that beneficial for us as homeowners or if it just helps make things more efficient/accurate for roofers.
Is the roof likely to last longer or have fewer issues if we upgrade to Duration? Or would Oakridge installed by a platinum preferred rated roofer serve us just as well? Thank you for your expertise about this!