Features rare combination of impact resistance, reinforced nail zone for wind resistance and high-definition colors
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 11, 2019) – Today, IKO, a global manufacturer of residential roofing shingles and commercial waterproofing and roofing products, introduced the new Nordic™ performance shingle line. Available in nine high-definition colors for maximum curb appeal, these heavy-duty laminated performance architectural shingles are specially constructed with a unique combination of superior wind- and impact-resistant features, making them one of the top performing asphalt shingles on the market.
Nordic derives its impact resistance from a coating of polymer-modified asphalt, which acts as a shock absorber to cushion the roof from impacts from hail. This superior protection against wind uplift and water penetration qualifies the shingle for a Class 4 impact resistance rating* against hail. (*This rating is not to be construed as any type of express or implied warranty or guarantee of the impact performance of this shingle by the manufacturer, supplier or installers.)
“An extension of our Armourzone® performance platform, Nordic shingles not only feature the rare combination of a reinforced nail zone and impact resistance, but they also achieve a high-definition appearance through IKO’s color-blending technology,” said Mark Okland, product development manager, North America. “Now, customers can have the high-end look they desire with the performance features they need to keep their homes safe.”
IKO Nordic shingles feature IKO’s innovative ArmourZone 1-1/4″ wide, reinforced nailing surface, ensuring strong fastening power. Nails applied in this area are optimally positioned to help resist nail pull-through and shingle blow-off. In fact, shingles with the ArmourZone have been designed to help resist winds of up to 130 mph/210 km/hr. The Nordic shingle construction also includes Fastlock ™ sealant strips, formulated to be thick and aggressive while creating a strong bond to the shingles below. This helps ensure maximum protection against wind uplift, blow-off and water penetration.
Available in nine high-definition colors, Nordic shingles combine the same advanced color-blending technology used for IKO’s Dynasty® performance product line, with deep shadow bands for added dimension and the high-end look and visual texture of genuine wood shakes or slate tiles.
For more information about IKO or IKO’s Nordic shingles, visit www.iko.com.
*For further detail concerning the test and the FM 4473 standards, see (current as of 6.22.16).
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. For more information on IKO and its full line of roofing product solutions, visit www.iko.com.