IKO Launches Innovative Performance Roof Starter Roll

Tuesday, February 4 2020

IKO EdgeSealTM Ensures Roof Perimeter Remains Secure with Powerful Self-Sealing Membrane

KANKAKEE, Ill. (Feb. 4, 2020) – Today, IKO introduced EdgeSeal, a double-sided, self-sealing adhesive starter roll designed to bond shingles to the roof deck at the roof’s most vulnerable area—its perimeter. IKO’s EdgeSeal serves as an upgrade option for contractors, providing a higher-quality installation as well as the critical protection required to keep a roof secure during extreme weather events.

“Across North America, strong wind storms are becoming increasingly common, often inflicting the most severe damage on roof rake edges,” said Mark Okland, product development manager, North America. “IKO created EdgeSeal in response to the need for better-performing roof systems. We are proud to introduce a product that will provide homeowners added peace of mind when it comes to preventing blow-offs from high winds and helping ensure that the perimeter of the home’s roof is secure.”

Compatible with all IKO shingle lines, IKO EdgeSeal is a membrane designed for roof perimeter sealing and to be installed at both the eave and rake edges. A double-sided, self-adhering starter roll, IKO EdgeSeal’s adhesive formulation is aggressive. It bonds tight to both the drip edge and/or underlayment below and the first course of the laminate asphalt/fiberglass shingle above.

Paired with IKO’s NordicTM or Dynasty® performance shingles, IKO EdgeSeal is part of a complete performance roof system that provides superior protection against blow-off and damage during extreme weather events. IKO EdgeSeal is also an accepted component of the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety’s (IBHS) FORTIFIED HomeTM standards*. (Not all homes built using EdgeSeal will qualify for a FORTIFIED Home designation. Homes require compliance with all FORTIFIED Home technical requirements and additional inspections. For more information, please visit www.fortifiedhome.org.)

IKO offers an array of additional roof starter products, including Leading Edge PlusTM and Armour StarterTM. For more information about IKO, visit www.iko.com.

*IBHS does not provide any type of warranty or guarantee related to the FORTIFIED Home designation. IBHS shall not be held responsible or liable for damage to any property, systems, components or contents in a FORTIFIED-designated home. IBHS assumes no responsibility or liability for any individual or firm as a result of the designation.

About IKO

IKO is a worldwide leader in the roofing, waterproofing and insulation industry for residential and commercial markets. A family-owned business established in 1951, IKO remains firmly rooted in its founding values of craftsmanship and innovation to provide best-in-class products, services and value. Committed to a high level of vertical integration, the company also maintains its founder’s belief in the importance of controlling the raw materials used in its manufacturing process. IKO operates more than 25 manufacturing plants throughout North America and Europe. For more information on IKO and its full line of roofing product solutions, visit www.iko.com.

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