Performance, Installation & Beauty: Key Factors for Selecting Roof Material Where Weather, Workability and Wow Collide When it comes to selecting the right roofing material for your homeowner customers, there are multiple features to consider. Among the top considerations are weather performance and installation attributes, as well as aesthetic characteristics. Recognizing this, IKO has designed its popular performance shingle line, IKO Dynasty shingles with ArmourZone, with benefits that deliver on these key attributes. Weather Roofing systems are a home’s first line of defense against inclement weather. And with an increase in harsh storms and severe wind activity in recent years, selecting the right roofing system with weather-performance attributes has become even more critical. As such, IKO Dynasty shingles feature the innovative “ArmourZone” technology, which provides superior wind resistance to help avoid high-wind blow-offs. The ArmourZone is reinforced by a tear-resistant, woven band that helps provide resistance to high winds and carries a limited wind warranty of up to 210 km/h (130 mph). Additionally, the ArmourZone provides fastening strength over a greater surface area of the shingle, helping to resist nail heads from pulling through the shingle in high winds. Another feature of Dynasty’s construction is our Fastlock sealant strips, which are thick and aggressive to promote a strong bond between shingle courses. They also promote a strong bond to the shingles below, as well as extraordinary performance with radiant heat from the sun. Workability The ArmourZone also offers an enlarged nailing area that makes installation faster, easier and more accurate. Two nailing lines that are 1-1/4” apart identify the ArmourZone, which is 40 percent wider than standard 7/8” roofing shingle nailing zones and easily guides installers to the shingles’ wider nailing surface for correct nail placement. Also, since they are manufactured in IKO’s special “Advantage” size, Dynasty shingles also have a larger exposure (5- 7/8”) than most competitors’ comparable products (5-5/8”). With 100 square feet of coverage per three bundles, installation of Dynasty shingles not only is faster and easier for contractors, but also lowers job costs associated with excess materials and labour. Wow The roof may account for up to 40 per cent of the visual surface of a home’s exterior, affecting a home’s curb appeal by how it complements exterior elements such as cladding, the natural environment and more. IKO Dynasty shingles with Armour- Zone are offered in eleven diverse, high-definition colours, which are applied using an advanced colour blend technology process that enhances any home façade with a dynamic, artful roofscape. Contractors and homeowners alike can appreciate Dynasty shingles’ deep shadow bands and dimensional profile that help to create depth of field and texture. Designed to complement any style of architecture while appealing to a homeowner’s individual sense of style, Dynasty shingles can make a home stand out from the neighbourhood or even blend into its natural surroundings. An additional feature, built-in algae resistance granules, helps to inhibit the growth of blue-green algae. For more information about IKO Dynasty shingles with ArmourZone and IKO’s full suite of residential roofing solutions, visit www.iko.com/na.
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