Do you live in an area where severe weather conditions such as high winds, hail, ice and snow storms, frequent thunderstorms and temperature extremes prevail? If so, you’ll definitely want to consider the two options available in IKO’s Performance Collection: IKO NordicTM IR and IKO Dynasty®.
Both of these high-quality, laminated architectural shingles are engineered to provide your home with exceptional protection against wind uplift and water penetration. An extra-thick coating of weathering asphalt around a non-woven fiberglass mat core provides them with superior weather resistance, even in extreme cold. They’re among the most durable shingles on the market.
On top of that, they’ve been fortified with the addition of ArmourZone. What is that?
It’s a 1-1/4-inch nailing surface that’s reinforced by a tear-resistant, woven band that provides more fastening strength over a wider surface area of the shingle. When installers are “in the zone,” the nails they place there are optimally positioned to resist nail pull-through and shingle blow-off, even in high winds of up to 130 mph (210 km/h).
The ArmourZone nailing area and the shingles’ larger-than-average 5-7/8-inch exposure make them a favorite with contractors because they are so quick and easy to install, helping to minimize the time and labor involved.
When activated by the sun’s heat, a special sealant along their bottom edge becomes extra-tacky, further strengthening the bond to offer you maximum protection against wind uplift and blow-off.
We embed colorfast, algae-resistant copper granules into these shingles to help inhibit the growth of blue-green algae that can cause unattractive black stains, streaks and discoloration.
Additionally, IKO Nordic IR shingles carry a Class 4 Impact Resistance rating, which may entitle you to a discount on your home insurance premium.* Ask your agent.
The other difference between the two comes down to the color blends created by IKO’s exclusive, advanced color blending technology.
* This impact rating is solely for the purpose of enabling residential property owners to obtain a reduction in their residential insurance premium, if available. It is not to be construed as any type of expressed or implied warranty by the manufacturer, supplier or installer.
IKO Nordic IR shingles with ArmourZone are the perfect choice if you want your new roof to harmonize well with your home’s natural surroundings. The available color blends make use of nature-based hues of earthy browns, stone-colored greys and black.
These color blends have a universal appeal that will suit a wide range of architectural styles from traditional homes to contemporary and create a vibe that varies from casual and laid-back to stately and chic.
Optional Limited Wind Warranty Upgrade of 210 km/h/130 mph1,2
1 See Limited Warranty at IKO.com for complete terms, conditions, restrictions and application requirements. Shingles must be applied in accordance with application instructions and local building code requirements.
2 High Wind Application is required.