With versatility, design, safety and wind-rating benefits, we explore how and why asphalt roofing shingles are an excellent choice for quality, with some specifics on IKO Roofing shingles.

Who better to highlight the top 10 best features and benefits of asphalt roofing shingles than the IKO residential sales team? They came up with some great takeaways to help define these benefits for homeowners and contractors alike!

  1. Versatility
    Asphalt roofing shingles can be adapted to many different angles, shapes and forms to give you a custom roofing solution.
  2. Design variety
    Asphalt roofing shingles can be produced to simulate rich architectural styles and often offer an affordable alternative.
  3. Stunning color palette available
    Asphalt roofing shingles are available in a wide range of colors to compliment the look of your home and enhance curb appeal!
  4. Impact-rated materialULC_Logo-Black.eps FM-logo
    Asphalt roofing shingles are available with a Class 4 impact resistance rating, which is the highest attainable impact rating! IKO uses a specially formulated rubber coating to meet this requirement and offers two different styles –  Nordic IR (impact resistant) – in 9 colors.
  5. Can be rated to withstand high winds
    IKO asphalt roofing shingles are engineered and manufactured to meet the most stringent wind resistance tests in the industry. All IKO shingles meet the requirements for ASTM D7158 Class H and ASTM D3161 Class F wind ratings (110mph to 130mph).
  6. Class A fire ratingASTM
    Asphalt roofing shingles with a fiberglass mat achieve the highest (Class A) fire rating. They offer superior protection against potential penetration and spread in case of a fire.
  7. Asphalt shingles offer sound protection*
    The composition of asphalt roofing shingles in a complete roofing system offers sound protection from external noise. When included in your roofing system, these shingles can greatly dampen and reduce these types of noises.
    (* Study conducted by The Acoustic Group shows asphalt shingles provided greatest sound-dampening among materials compared)
  8. Ease of installation
    With the right training and ability, asphalt roofing shingles are pretty easy to install. As with any project, proper installation is important to obtain a good result. Careful selection of a contractor that is well-versed on how to install IKO roofing shingles efficiently will help ensure a finished roof of the highest quality.
  9. Cost-effective quality
    Many manufacturers have their own process to develop cost effective practices. For IKO, this comes from our vertically integrated business model which allows us to produce mass quantities and maintain a low price point.
  10. Excellent cost-to-value of a weather-resistant roof
    Due to the lower production costs and ease of installation, IKO offers outstanding value for long-term roofing and steep slope jobs. IKO roofing shingles are rigorously tested, heavier than most asphalt shingles on the market and developed with innovation and quality design top-of-mind.

You may also be interested in reading our facts about roof shingles article.

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