USA — The latest addition to IKO’s line of architectural laminate shingles, IKO Dynasty™ shingles with ArmourZone™ offer ease of installation for contractors, along with resistance to winds up to 130 mph (210 km/h).
The innovative feature of Dynasty’s new advanced design is the addition of the “ArmourZone,” an enlarged nailing area that makes installation faster, easier and more accurate. Two nailing lines that are 1-1/4” apart identify the ArmourZone, which is 40 percent wider than standard 7/8” roofing shingle nailing zones and also easily guides installers for correct nail placement.
Engineered by one of the leading global manufacturers of residential and commercial roofing products and accessories, Dynasty shingles with ArmourZone are made in IKO’s special “Advantage” size — which are bigger than most competitors’ comparable products.
With 100 square feet of coverage per three bundles, installation of Dynasty shingles is
not only faster and easier for contractors, but also lowers job costs associated with excess materials and labor. And despite their larger size, Dynasty shingles require only four nails per shingle to properly install compared with the typical six nails for most shingles — providing even greater project savings.
Severe wind activity over the past two decades has prompted the roofing products industry to engineer products that meet the new performance thresholds of rapidly changing climate demands.
As such, IKO Dynasty shingles also feature a tear-resistant, reinforced woven band within the ArmourZone that provides fastening strength over a greater surface area of the shingle, helping to resist nail heads from pulling through the shingle in high winds.
“Dynasty shingles provide warranty protection for high winds of up to 130 mph, or 210 km/h, with the use of only four nails per shingle,” said Carol Perkins, director of marketing, IKO North America. “Winds of that caliber are equal to a Category 4 on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale, which is classified as an extreme storm with highly damaging winds.”
Another feature of Dynasty’s shingle construction includes Fastlock® sealant strips. They are formulated to be thick and aggressive to promote a strong bond to the shingles below, as well as extraordinary performance with radiant heat from the sun.
Further, Dynasty’s extra weathering-asphalt coating adds weight and thickness for even better performance and weather resistance.
Dynasty’s eye-catching color blends are formulated using an exclusive pigmentation process, which applies unique tone variations to the multi-colored granules that cover its shingle surface. The process results in a finished product that is not only consistent from batch to batch, but also creates
a vibrant roofscape that is on-trend with the bold, rich colors that homeowners continue to demand.
Dynasty shingles with ArmourZone are offered in seven dynamic, high-definition color blends that are engineered using IKO’s color blend technology, including Appalachian, Biscayne, Pacific Rim, Sedona, Glacier, Cornerstone and Castle Grey.
Contractors and homeowners alike can also appreciate Dynasty shingles’ deep shadow bands and dimensional profile that help to boost curb appeal by creating depth of field and texture. Designed to complement any style of architecture while appealing to a homeowner’s individual sense of style, Dynasty shingles can make a home stand out from the neighborhood or even blend into its natural surroundings.
Further, matching hip and ridge cap shingles are also available to accentuate the roof line for the perfect finishing touch. Along with Dynasty shingles, they are part of IKO’s PRO4™ roofing components system, which includes four multi-layered components that protect vulnerable areas of the roof to provide homeowners with effective protection against the elements and total peace of mind.
IKO’s exclusive Algae Resistant ceramic copper-coated granules also inhibit algae growth that can cause unwanted black roof stains over time.
For more information about IKO’s new Dynasty shingles with ArmourZone and its complete line of roofing product solutions, visit www.iko.com. An educational video featuring IKO TV host, John DeRosa, is also available on the IKO YouTube channel for additional details about the multiple product performance benefits of IKO Dynasty shingles.
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 of the importance of controlling the raw materials used in its manufacturing process. IKO operates more than 25 manufacturing plants throughout North America and Europe.