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IKO Crowne Slate Shingles: Premium Designer Shingles with Impact Resistance

IKO Crowne Slate Shingles are one of  the premium designer shingles from IKO. They are chosen for the natural slate look and  affordable cost. IKO Crowne Slate shingles are high impact resistant and are suitable for properties in extreme weathers. IKO Crowne Slate have a natural stone slate look and are preferred by most exclusive homeowners. The shingles are easier to install and maintain and last for years.

IKO Crowne Slate shingles have strong mats and are coated with modified bitumen. Therefore, the IKO Crowne Slate shingles have been tested for Class 4 impact resistance rating.  The other shingles that are impact resistant in the IKO shingles are the Armourshake (Premium Designer) and the Cambridge (Architectural). A Class 4 impact resistance rating implies that if a two-inch steel ball  is dropped from a height of 20 feet on the IKO Crowne Slate shingles, the shingles resist the impact without damage. Similarly, if ice balls are fired at high-velocity towards the IKO Crowne Slate shingles, they do not break or crack. Ask the home  insurance provider in your area if you can get the reduction on your premium due to the shingles having the Class 4 impact resistance rating. The  IKO Crowne Slate shingles can withstand heavy snow and ice accumulating on the roofs. In addition, in areas where  hailstorms are common, IKO Crowne Slate shingles are the best suited.

IKO Crowne Slate shingles are available in colors that match your local quarry stone. For example, the Royal Granite and Regal Stone are the most popular models. Ask your IKO certified roofing contractor about the colors available in your area.  IKO Crowne Slate shingles size is 39 1/2 inches by 12 1/4 inches. They have exposure of 10 inches and coverage per package is 25 square feet. The quantity per pallet is 60 and the roofs with IKO Crowne Slate shingles need just 40 shingles per square! IKO Crowne Slate shingles come with a Limited Lifetime warranty and can be upgraded to Limited Wind warranty or Ironclad Protection.

IKO Crowne Slate shingles meet local and international standards for wind resistance, impact resistance, algae resistance, tear resistance, granule loss, fire resistance, steep slope roofing, and so on.  IKO Crowne Slate shingles  work best when installed with IKO Pro4 roofing system. IKO is the most vertically integrated in the roofing business and it manufactures all the components required for the roofing. The components such as the synthetic underlayment, roof starters, ridge cap shingles, and eave protection are the different components in the IKO Pro4 roofing system. IKO Crowne Slate shingles will result in a robust roof if applied with the IKO Pro4 roofing system.

IKO Crowne Slate shingles are resistant to extreme heat and high winds. IKO Crowne Slate shingles are manufactured in facilities that meet local and international environmental rules and fall under green roofing projects.  IKO Crowne Slate shingles are required to be installed by a certified roofing contractor and according to the installation guidelines by IKO.

Select IKO Crowne Slate shingles if you want a natural stone slate look for your exclusive property at an affordable cost and minimum maintenance. Contact Olde Town Roofing who is  the only IKO Shield Pro Plus contractor within 60 miles of Quad Cities  at 309-738-5550 or 309-517-1676 for more information about the options available in your area.

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IKO Royal Estate Shingles: Real Slate look with Easier Installation

IKO’s Royal Estate Shingles give your roof the beauty of real slate look without the hassles of installing slate roofs. The luxurious shingles are easy to install due to the light weight and instantly chosen by homeowners for its quality and beauty. The traditional difficulties of slate roofing such as heavy weight and the challenges with installation can be avoided by choosing the IKO Royal Estate shingles. At the same time, the Royal Estate shingles from IKO have unique look and distinct features to improve the real slate look of your roof.

IKO Royal Estate Shingles fall under the premium designer shingles from IKO. They combine the beautiful real slate look and the reliable quality of residential shingles. You can have a worry free and maintenance free roof with IKO Royal Estate shingles.  The IKO Royal Estate shingles are affordable and can be installed easily when compared to the slate tiles.

The IKO Royal Estate shingles are available in four unique color blends such as the Taupe Slate, Shadow Slate, Mountain Slate, and Harvest Slate. The color of the distinct shingles instantly improves the look of your roof and the house resulting in a magnificent curb appeal.  Visit the IKO’s RoofViewer tool to see how your roof would like with the IKO Royal Estate shingles. Ask your local IKO certified roofing contractor about the color blends available in your area.

The size of IKO Royal Estate shingles are 40 inch by 13 1/4 inch and their exposure is 5 5/8 inch. The coverage per package is 33.3 square feet and the quantity per pallet is 52 bundles. IKO Royal Estate shingles need per square feet just 64 shingles! They are available with Limited Lifetime warranty and can be upgraded based on your requirements. The shingles have a Class A Fire resistance rating and meet the local and international standards. IKO Royal Estate shingles also meet several ASTM standards for asphalt shingles, steep slope roofing, and high wind resistance. In addition, IKO Royal Estate Shingles meet Canadian standards for asphalt shingles. IKO Royal Estate shingles are manufactured with granule technology to block ultra violet radiation and thereby reducing the risk of cracking the shingles. Further, the algae resistant shingles prevent your roof from mold and streaking.

IKO Royal Estate shingles are installed with detailed application instructions by a certified roofing contractor from IKO. IKO premium designer shingles are installed with the IKO Pro4 roofing system which include the premium collection of accessories such as the eave protection, roof starters, ridge cap shingles, and synthetic under layment. The standard components from IKO ensure the overall quality and set up of the roofing system. All the components are manufactured by IKO itself and therefore are compliant with other components. The IKO Royal Estate Shingles are applied in multiple courses for proper application and to avoid patterning.

You can get the IKO Royal Estate Shingles and the real slate look for your roof as well. Call Olde Town Roofing,  Certified IKO Shield Pro Plus roofing contractor, for more details about IKO Royal Estate shingles in your area.


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Advantages of Applying IKO Dynasty Shingles on Mansard Roofs

Mansard roofs are a roofer’s nightmare due to the steep slopes. Applying shingles is difficult and if the shingles are not installed correctly, they are prone to damage during every storm! IKO Dynasty shingles with ArmourZone are most suitable for mansard roofs. Contractors prefer the IKO Dynasty shingles for mansard roofs because of the fastlock sealant and detailed nailing lines.

Mansard Roofs

Mansard roofs are roofs that are having steep slopes on each of the four sides. The roof is so steep that it almost looks like a wall. Mansard roofs comprise two levels of roofs. The lower roof is steeper than the upper roof. The top part of the roof is hardly visible to the people on the ground and appears to be like a flat roof. Mansard roofs are named after a famous architect  from the 17th century, François Mansart. The mansard roofs are very famous for apartments and are chosen for constructions that require multiple storeys. Mansard roofs take the most advantage of the ceiling height and are suitable for commercial buildings.

However, mansard roofs can become very difficult to maintain. They are prone to damages during storms, which are very common in our area. Lack of ventilation in mansard roofs is also a common problem. Mansard roofs are not suitable for areas receiving heavy snow fall. Installing asphalt shingles on the steep part of the mansard roofs is a challenge for roofers.

IKO Dynasty Advantages

IKO Dynasty shingles along with the ArmourZone protection from IKO are the most suitable for mansard roofs. The detailed nailing instructions help the roofers to install the shingles with most perfection.  IKO Dynasty shingles are applied with the ArmourZone which comes with additional instructions for steep slopes. The fastlock bitumen sealant strip is thick and gives a strong bond between the shingle and the surface. For proper product performance, IKO Dynasty shingles are available in wider nailing surface area. The dual nailing lines help roofers to nail according to the specifications and better fastening power.

IKO Dynasty shingles are very hard to remove even after as quickly as within 24 hours. Their superior adhesive power is suitable for the mansard roofs. The flashings used for mansard roofs must also be placed according to the building codes and roofing standards. The roofers must remember that the IKO Dynasty shingles warranty works only if it is installed according to the guidelines and standards. The number of nails for mansard roofs per shingle increases from four to six and the distance between the nails also changes.

IKO Dynasty shingles are manufactured in ISO standard facilities. The shingles have in built algae resistance and have minimum granule loss. IKO Dynasty shingles are architectural shingles are available in beautiful color blends. If you have a roof with steep slop or a mansard roof, contact Olde Town Roofing at 309-517-1676 or 309-738-5550 for options available in your area.

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IKO Armourshake Shingles : Premium Designer Shingles with a Luxurious Look of Wooden Shake Roof

IKO’s Armourshake shingles combine the natural look of wooden shake and impact resistance of premium designer shingles. Armourshake are made with deep cuts and elite color technology which offer the natural look without much maintenance costs. The shingles are heavyweight shingles which offer high wind resistance up to 110 miles per hour winds with Limited Wind Warranty. They can be upgraded to high wind warranty that covers winds up to 130 miles per hour.


Armourshake shingles are chosen by customers due to the high fire resistance. They have Class A fire resistance which is preferable by the homeowners. Armourshake have builtin algae resistance which reflects heat and extensive sunlight. As a result, your roof is protected from mold growth and dark spots over a long period of time. Armourshake shingles are less prone to fading, warping,  or breaking and last longer.

Armourshake is applied with the IKO’s Pro4 roofing system which extends the strength of the roof. Roofing components such as the ArmourGard Ice and Water Protector for eave protection are such examples. IKO provides detailed instructions about installing the roofing components and Armourshake shingles for good results. IKO specifies how the roof deck, eave protection, underlayment, chalk lines, flashings, and nailings must be prepared and installed. IKO gives special instructions for steep slopes and high wind areas. Armourshake shingles are applied in multiple courses for a better result.

IKO Armourshake is available in 37 3/8 inches long, 18 1/2 inches wide and has exposure of 5 1/2 inches. IKO Armourshake shingles have 20 square feet coverage per bundle. The shingles meet local and national standards for granule retention, tear strength, impact resistance, fire resistance, and wind resistance. They are available with Iron Clad protection for 15 years. Ask for special warranty from IKO. IKO shingles are manufactured from recycled materials whenever possible and can meet ‘green’ building categories. Roofing contractors prefer Armourshake shingles as they are easier to install.


Armourshake shingles are available in interesting color blends such as Greystone, Chalet Wood, Western Redwood, Weathered Stone, and Shadow Black. The shingles have a dimensional profile and deep cuts which are preferred by many customers due to the luxurious look.

Check your local associations for the permissions for installing the Armourshake shingles. Contact Olde Town Roofing at 3097385550 for the colors and options available in your area.

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IKO Dynasty – The Best Architectural Shingles in the Market

Consider this recent roofing case. IKO Dynasty shingles were put in 20 degree Fahrenheit temperature on one roof. On another roof, GAF shingles were installed. One week later, GAF Timberline shingles were blown off the roof due to the wind damage. Whereas, there was no damage to the IKO Dynasty Shingles! IKO Dynasty are the best architectural shingles available in the market due to their extreme weather protection, algae resistance, advantage sizes, and excellent curb appeal.

IKO Dynasty is the most popular and widely used shingles from IKO. IKO Dynasty is the shingle that can be installed year round due to its extreme weather protection. IKO Dynasty have Limited Lifetime Warranty and can withstand winds up to 130 miles per hour when applied with High Wind Application.

IKO Dynasty are available in Advantage sizes for application in commercial roofing as well as residential roofing. The bigger sizes make it easier for the roofers to install the shingles and it takes less time to put the roof with the Advantage sizes. There are only 60 shingles per square foot resulting in only 3 bundles for 100 square foot. Contractors love the IKO Dynasty shingles due to the ease and speed with which they can be applied and resulting in customer satisfaction.dynasty9

IKO Dynasty are often applied with IKO Pro4 roofing system from IKO. IKO is the most vertically integrated company in the roofing business. All the components of the IKOPro4 are manufactured by IKO itself which results in a better quality product for the customer. The IKO Pro4 comes with different choices of eave protection, underlayment, roof starters, ridge cap shingles, and starter strips.

IKO Dynasty ArmourZone shingles is another popular choice. IKO Dynasty ArmourZone comprises tear-resistant reinforced woven band which helps to fasten strength for the greater area of the shingle. Release tape is essential that prevents shingles from sticking together. IKO Dynasty ArmourZone has inbuilt algae resistance prevent black spots on your roof. The ArmourZone shingles are made with five strips of sealant to lock the shingles. The fast lock bitumen sealant promotes a strong bond and heat resistance. IKO provides detailed instructions for nailing and installing the IKO Dynasty shingles which are a must for the roofer.

IKO Dynasty shingles are available in seven beautiful color blends such as Appalachian, Sedona, Biscayne, Cornerstone, Pacific Rim, Castle Grey, Glacier. Contact Olde Town Roofing for the color blends available in your area. Choose the IKO Dynasty for a beautiful curb appeal and long-lasting roof!


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