Roofing 101

Facts About Asphalt Roofing Shingles

An asphalt shingle roof is a valuable part of your home. It shields you, your family and your possessions from the elements. But many homeowners don’t know much about shingles, and, in fact, very few homeowners ever touch or handle an asphalt shingle. In many ways, shingles are a bit of a mystery material. So, in this age of instant information access, IKO shares the following sampling of answers to some interesting homeowner questions.

How Many Shingles Do I Need for my Roof?

So you need a new roof, whether it’s to adorn your newly built home or to replace your existing roof. Like most North Americans, you’ve wisely decided to go with asphalt shingles due, in large part, to their vast range of styles and color blends. Like most of your neighbors, you plan to have the shingles installed by a professional roof contractor who will handle all the material calculations; however, the information attached will help you understand how to estimate the amount of shingles and accessory materials you need for your roof.

How to Pick Roof Shingle Colors

Need help matching a roof shingle color to your home? We offer 17 tips to help you find the ideal color for your home’s style, color, climate & personality.

The Roofing Contractor Agreement:

Make sure that all agreements and promises from the roofing contractor are put into writing.

Roofing Terms

Want to know the difference between roof underlayments and roof starter strips? Learn everything under the roof with IKO’s helpful glossary of roofing terms.

Roofing FAQ

Start any new roofing job with IKO Roofing Products. Read IKO’s residential roofing Shingles FAQ guide on residential roofing products and shingles.

Shingle Roof Maintenance Tips

DIY roofing and maintenance tips for homeowners. Learn how to keep an eye on your investment and ensure your roof shingles continue to perform over time.

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