Leading manufacturer of roofing products puts shingle selector at
fingertips of homeowners and contractors
KANKAKEE, IL, March 11, 2013 /CNW/ - IKO, a North American pioneer in the roofing business, has developed a
brand-new app to help homeowners and roofing professionals select the
right shingle for any style of home.
Designed to be used on an Apple® iPad®, IKO's new app is based on the
company's innovative RoofViewer software tool, which has proven to be very popular with both homeowners
IKO, Director of Marketing, Carol Perkins, explains. "We developed the
RoofViewer software application because research showed us that the
most difficult decision for homeowners was selecting the perfect style
and color of shingle for their new roof. Our software tool was such a
success we decided to take it to the next level by creating this app."
IKO's new app includes all the features of the RoofViewer tool plus
enhanced functionality. Users can upload a photo of the home and map
out the roof. The app allows them to select all the components of IKO's
Pro 4 Roofing System: shingles, roof starter, underlayment, ice & water
protector as well as hip & ridge cap shingles.
IKO collaborated with software provider with Chameleon Power to build the interactive technology behind the RoofViewer online tool and now the iPad app. "It made sense for the integrity and
design of the software tool to work with Chameleon again so they could
seamlessly transfer and enhance popular features from the online tool
to the app," says Perkins.
She explains that the next generation of the app will allow homeowners
to request a quote on the components they've chosen. They'll simply
provide their contact information, address and submit the request which
will instantly go to the three ShieldPro Plus contractors who are
closest to their geographic location.
"The contractor will be able to save all the information as reference,
to create a price quote," says Ms. Perkins. "This will be more
convenient and less time-consuming than having to transfer the data by
hand and deal with more paper. Busy contractors who are always on the
move will surely appreciate having remote access to customers' contact
info and selected products."
The RoofViewer app is now available as a free download at the iTunes
Store® online store; https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/iko-roofviewer/id596044211, or at the IKO website, http://www.iko.com.
Apple, iPad and iTunes Store are trademarks of Apple Inc.
Established over 50 years ago, IKO remains a family-run business,
engaged in the manufacture and sale of asphalt roofing materials. It is
a vertically integrated roofing company, producing many of the raw
materials used in manufacturing its shingles, such as mineral
stabilizer, roofing granules, fiberglass strands, and fiberglass
mat. Most key components are manufactured within IKO's family of
companies, under its own stringent quality assurance. This provides
superior quality assurance over all its finished products. IKO has over
25 manufacturing plants throughout the United States, Canada and
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SOURCE: IKO Enterprises Ltd.
For further information:
Director of Marketing, IKO