Roofing 101

5 Amazing Little-Known Facts About IKO Dynasty® Roofing Shingles


Check out these amazing facts on one of IKO’s most technologically advanced roofing shingles to-date!

This week, we corralled IKO spokesperson and contractor relations specialist, John DeRosa, to get the inside track on why homeowners and contractors will love working with our most advanced roofing shingle – the Dynasty® lineup.


  1. The Dynasty ArmourZone® provides a 40% wider nailing area

With a 40 percent wider nailing area of 1.25 (1 ¼”) inches, Dynasty is easier and faster to install than the 0.87 (7/8”) inch standard roofing shingle nailing zone. Shingles go on faster, stay protected and jobs take less time and cost less to complete!

  1. Dynasty offers a 130mph wind-rating with a standard four-nail per shingle application

Most traditional laminate shingles require 50% more fasteners and additional system components to achieve the 130mph wind rating.

  1. Dynasty’s True Square Coverage helps contractors lower their labor and material costs

Fewer bundles mean less labor and more money in your pocket. Dynasty offers a true 100 square ft. of coverage in every three bundles.

  1. IKO Dynasty features aggressive, modified bitumen FastLock® sealant tabs

When the sun is shining on your stunning HD Dynasty shingles, it warms these tabs. This creates an extremely strong bond that helps the roofing shingles lay flat, even in a high-wind environment.

  1. Dynasty’s reinforced ArmourZone provides peace-of-mind

Fasteners nailed above the common bond area – within ArmourZone – reduce the risk of call-backs resulting from the nail pulling through the shingles in high wind. Dynasty ArmourZone is super-tough and will not let go of those nails and fasteners without a giant fight!

In addition to these great features, we are excited about the stunning range of HD colors available in the Dynasty line. IKO Dynasty roofing shingles are colored in an entirely new pigmentation process that gives them rich, vibrant colors that increase the curb appeal of your home. Check out all the colors available to Dynasty homeowners and contractors today!