Pre-formed, pre-cut ridge cap shingles are easy to install and help to protect and beautify a home’s roofline and rakes
KANKAKEE, Ill. (January 11, 2017) — IKO Ultra HP® High Profile Ridge Cap Shingles provide enhanced aesthetics, roofline protection and ease of installation to pair seamlessly with IKO’s popular premium designer and performance shingles.
The newest addition to the IKO PRO4™ roofing components, IKO Ultra HP Ridge Cap Shingles help to enhance a home’s curb appeal by accentuating its roofline and rakes with a dimensional high-profile and textured look.
They have been designed to complement the aesthetics and performance attributes of IKO’s premium shingle offerings, including IKO Armourshake™, IKO Crowne Slate™ and IKO Royal Estate™ Shingles. Plus, since they have a high-profile design, they also highlight the dimensional profile and shake-like appearance of IKO’s performance fiberglass shingles — such as IKO Dynasty® shingles with ArmourZone® — as well as the popular IKO Cambridge™ architectural shingles.
“When installing a premium designer or performance shingle, it makes perfect sense to pair it with a premium ridge cap shingle to complete the look in both aesthetic and performance attributes,” said Mark Okland, Product Development Manager, IKO North America.
IKO’s Ultra HP Ridge Cap Shingles are currently available in 16 varying colors that coordinate with nearly all IKO residential roofing shingles, providing contractors and homeowners with a diverse selection to meet their design needs.
Beyond their apparent aesthetic benefits, IKO Ultra HP High Profile Ridge Cap Shingles also help to protect one of the most vulnerable areas of a roof: the roofline.
“Ridge cap shingles are often used to provide a water-shedding system for where roof planes meet,” Okland said. “These perimeters are also the highest-stress areas on a roof, which need an extra layer of protection from weather elements.”As such, Ultra HP Ridge Cap Shingles are engineered with a multi-layer construction for superior tear-strength values, including additional protection from a polymer-modified asphalt coating.
Ease of Installation
Ultra HP Ridge Cap Shingles also provide a high-quality alternative to using cut-up roof shingles to protect the roofline. They are easy to install thanks to their pre-formed, rolled design, which features a curved edge that doesn’t require additional cutting or folding on the roof.
With an 8-1/4″ exposure, Ultra HP Ridge Cap Shingles also offer nearly 30 percent more coverage than with a traditional ridge cap shingle — meaning fewer pieces to install for time and labor savings.
They are also designed to be used in conjunction with IKO’s complete PRO4 roofing component system, which is comprised of four essential elements to build a long-lasting, durable roof: eave protection, underlayment, roof starters and ridge cap shingles.
For more information about IKO Ultra HP High Profile Ridge Cap Shingles and the PRO4 roofing components, please visit www.iko.com.
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.
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