IKO has taken some of the best, most in-demand features from several different asphalt shingles and combined them to create one of the top-performing shingles currently on the market.
IKO Nordic with ArmourZone shingles offer superior wind AND impact resistance. Plus, they’re available in nine outstanding high-definition color blends that are sure to appeal to your homeowners’ personal style and complement their home’s architecture from traditional to modern.
We started with our heavy-duty fiberglass mat, then added an extremely thick coating of Polymer Modified Asphalt. This resulted in roofing shingles so strong and resilient, they carry a Class 4 Impact Resistance rating² against hail, which IKO is pleased to present for the sole purpose of enabling homeowners to obtain a discount on their home insurance premiums, if available in their area*. That’s an impressive competitive advantage you can offer your homeowner prospects.
We added our special tear-resistant reinforcing band, the “ArmourZone”, to the back of each IKO Nordic shingle. Guidelines printed on the top ensure your crews place their nails accurately within this zone, for quick and easy installation as well as super tight fastening power.
In fact, IKO Nordic shingles resist nail pull-through so effectively, they carry a 130 mph (210 km/h) high-wind limited warranty¹. When your installers can save time on one job, they can take on another one sooner. And thanks to the tremendous fastening power and pull-through resistance that the ArmourZone affords, you’ll likely get fewer call-backs to replace blown-off shingles.
2 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 express or implied warranty or guarantee of the impact performance against hail, of this shingle by the manufacturer, supplier or installer. Damage from hail is not covered under the limited warranty. For further details concerning the FM 4473 standards, visit the FM Approvals website.