Roofing 101 for Pros

At IKO, roofing is our business.

And we know it’s a complicated one. That’s why we’re committed to helping you learn as much about it as you can, in order to make intelligent choices you can live with for a long time.

The more information you have, the more confident you’ll feel in choosing the right roofing materials, finding a competent roofing contractor and understanding what’s involved in the work, contracts and limited warranties.

You’ll probably learn more than you’ll ever need to know when you click the links below! But, if you have any other questions not answered on our website, remember that you can always ask an IKO Sales Representative or contact us directly.

Minimum Slope For a Shingle Roof

Asphalt shingles continue to be the most widely installed roof covering option in North America. They provide excellent weather resistance, great value and, now more than ever, a tremendous range of beautiful designs and color blends.

Roofing Industry Trends

Some things never change, right? Like roofing shingles. After all, they’re still made with asphalt and surfaced with granules just as they have been for many decades. Installers still overlap them and nail them to a wooden roof deck.

Guide to Roofing Products

You have many more options in roofing products than you think. Here are some tips on choosing the best roof, and how to get the best value, from the pros at IKO Roofing.

How To Install A Roof Vent

Your new roof may need more ventilation than you had before. Get the full story here.

How to Shingle a Roof

Learn the basics of installing an asphalt shingle roof, courtesy of IKO.

Nail Gun Safety Tips For Roofers

As a residential roofer, one of your top tools will be a roofing nail gun (often called a “roofing nailer”). It will help you fasten shingles or other roofing materials, such as underlayments, quickly and efficiently.

How to Replace Missing Shingles

Simple instructions to remove and replace asphalt shingles on your roof.

Asphalt Roof Shingle Exposure

The correct roof shingle exposure for 3-Tab and laminate shingles.

How To Install Architectural Shingles In A Valley

A roof valley is formed where two roof slopes meet. Water collects in a valley to flow off the roof. Your choice of valley installation method is critical because, when improperly installed, valleys are risks for serious leaks.

How to Properly Stack Shingles on a Roof

To save time, most roofers prefer to stack several shingle bundles on the roof before beginning to install them.

IKO Shingle Dimensions

Compare the sizes and advantages of every asphalt roofing shingle IKO produces

How To Remove Asphalt Shingles

The essential process you’ll follow to tear shingles off a roof is listed below, with a detailed explanation of each step.

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