The lower edge of any roof is one of the most critical areas for overall roof performance and wind resistance.

To get the best performance from your IKO roof, and to ensure your roof system is installed in compliance with one of the requirements for the high wind resistance limited warranty protection, start your roof installation with one of IKO’s premium roof starters. Installed below the first row of shingles, and along roof rake edges, roof starters literally get your roof started in the right direction.

Armour Starter

If you have selected IKO’s Armourshake shingles for your roof, you will need to use IKO Armour Starter. Used in conjunction with our standard Leading Edge Plus starter, Armour Starter provides extra thickness and protection between the shingle tabs of the first course of Armourshake, ensuring a beautiful roof appearance from bottom to top.

Leading Edge PlusTM

Regardless of the shingle used on your roof, you will need some type of starter shingle. Leading Edge Plus is the ideal product to use. Its efficient use of material provides two pieces from every shingle strip, easily separated along a factory-perforated line. IKO’s own high-strength thermally activated sealant is on every strip, helping ensure wind resistance at that critical first course of shingles.

Watch the below video for information on Roof Starter shingles.

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