Roofing Industry Trends for 2017

Thursday, April 6th 2017

Q&A featuring Keith Lowe, VP of U.S. Residential Sales, IKO North America

The roofing industry gained positive momentum in 2016. Can we expect the same in 2017? Keith Lowe, VP of U.S. Residential Sales for IKO, shares some of the latest trends on the radar for
this year.

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Interview with IKO's Mark Okland

IKO IRE In-booth Interview Series: Mark Okland

Wednesday, March 22nd 2017

Take a look at the first of three in-booth interview episodes from the International Roofing Expo (IRE) 2017. In this episode, we interviewed IKO Residential Product Development Manager, Mark Okland

We had an amazing time at IRE with a number of great in-booth activities, including: our #IKOVotersChoice campaign, in-booth photo booth and Get to Know IKO giveaways. In the midst of those activities, we had the opportunity to chat with some of our executives about some frequently asked questions and some little-known details. Check out the IKO IRE in-booth interview series!

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roofing industry trends

2017 Residential Roofing Product Trends

Friday, March 17th 2017

What are the latest residential roofing product trends and updates you should have on your radar?


Whether you’re a builder, remodeler or roofing contractor, the latest product trends and updates can play an important role in your business.

In fact, staying on top of roofing industry trends can not only help set you apart from your competition, but also position you favorably as a trusted resource for homeowners looking for the “latest and greatest” in roofing styles and performance options. And as a building professional, earning the trust of your homeowner customers is the key to also earning their business and receiving future referrals.

Mark Okland, IKO’s Product Development Manager, explores three major roofing industry product trends to keep an eye on in 2017:

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Get to know IKO at IRE

Thursday, March 2nd 2017

The International Roofing Expo (IRE) kicked off yesterday in Las Vegas, NV. IKO invites contractors to learn about our products and enter to win some great prizes at our in-booth experience (booth #331)!

If you’re not familiar with IKO products, the IRE booth experience offers useful information about our shingles, accessories and our company. Even if you’ve been an IKO customer for years, you will learn something new.

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IKO Roofing Trade Shows Booth at Trade Show

2017 Roofing Tradeshows Across North America

Wednesday, February 22nd 2017

As a roofing contractor looking to enhance your business in 2017, you might consider attending one of the many industry trade shows throughout Canada and the U.S. There are sure to be some great takeaways for your continuing education toolbox. In this blog, we’ll mention some of the “do not miss” shows where you’ll find the IKO team this year. This article outlines some of the major roofing trade show offerings in 2017. They are categorized as Residential (R) or Commercial (C).

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Residential Roof Components

What Makes Up a Roof – Your Roof Components

Tuesday, February 14th 2017

The components and systems that work together to keep water out

Water wants to get into your house.

Some people might point to the laws of physics or thermodynamics to explain how water enters your home, but all you need to know is that it wants to find a way inside the house.

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