IKO Introduces One of its Most Advanced Roofing Shingles to Date

Leading manufacturer of roofing products announces brand-new line: Dynasty shingles with ArmourZone

KANKAKEE, IL, April 22, 2015 /CNW/ - IKO, a global manufacturer of residential and commercial roofing shingles and related roofing products, recently added a new asphalt shingle to the company's line-up.

According to Carol Perkins, Director of Marketing, Dynasty with ArmourZone is among the most advanced architectural laminated asphalt roofing shingles IKO has ever produced.

"The innovative feature of this new shingle's advanced design is the addition of the 'ArmourZone'. It's an enlarged nailing area that makes installation faster, easier and much more accurate "The addition of a tear-resistant, reinforced woven band within the ArmourZone provides fastening strength over a greater surface area of the shingle, helping to resist pull-through."

Two nailing lines, 1-1/4 inches apart, guide installers to Dynasty shingles' wider nailing surface for correct nail placement. When nails are applied in this special "ArmourZone" area, their fastening power ensures the shingles will perform as they should against high wind and inclement weather.

Perkins continues, "Dynasty shingles are warranted to withstand high winds of up to 130 mph (210 km/h) with the use of only four nails. That's a Category 4 on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale. And homeowners needn't worry – the nail lines aren't visible once the shingles are installed."

The new Dynasty roofing product is made in IKO's special "Advantage" size. Because these shingles are bigger than most competitors' comparable product, installation is faster and easier. They also offer greater exposure, to further enhance the curb appeal of the finished roof.

Other features of the Dynasty shingle's construction include IKO's tough, Fastlock modified bitumen sealant. It's formulated to be thick and aggressive to form a strong bond. Algae Block ceramic copper-coated granules provide built-in algae-resistance, too.

Perkins says that homeowners will appreciate the deep shadow bands and dimensional profile of IKO's new Dynasty shingles. "There's a choice of seven stunning colors: Appalachian, Sedona, Biscayne, Cornerstone, Pacific Rim, Castle Grey and Glacier.

"They're all designed to complement any style of architecture and appeal to the homeowner's personal sense of style. Dynasty shingles can make a home stand out or blend into its natural surroundings."

Matching hip and ridge cap shingles are also available to create a truly spectacular roofline. Along with Dynasty shingles, they're part of IKO's PRO4 Roofing Components which work together to provide homeowners with effective protection against the elements and total peace of mind.

For more information about IKO's new Dynasty shingles with ArmourZone, Perkins encourages contractors to contact their local IKO Sales Representative or visit the company's website: www.iko.com

About IKO
IKO is a world-wide leader in the roofing, waterproofing and insulation industry for residential and commercial markets.  A vertically integrated company, IKO operates more than 25 manufacturing plants throughout North America and Europe.  IKO is a family owned business established in 1951.
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SOURCE IKO Industries

For further information: Carol Perkins, Marketing Director, IKO, 235 West South Tec Drive, KANKAKEE, IL, 60901, 1-815-936-9600, Email: carol.perkins@iko.com

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