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Attic Ventilation and Roof Damage

Do you know that poor attic ventilation can cause significant roof damage? Attic ventilation in both cold and hot temperatures is significant in protecting your roof. Attic ventilation will help reduce the moisture in the attic. If the attic is too cold, it will further freeze the shingles in winter. In contrast, if the attic is too warm in the summer, it will bake the shingles making them crack or break. If the attic is having warm air in the winter, the snow and ice on the roof top will melt and cause ice dams. This in turn will damage your roof.

Ventilating your attic is a good idea in our region to ensure proper temperature in the attic. Ideally, attic temperature must be the same as outside temperature through out the year. This will protect your roof from inside. Proper ventilation of attic will allow cool air via the eave or soffit of the roof. In addition, ventilation will push out hot and moist air from the attic via the ridge or other exhaust vents.

The moisture in the attic can be reduced by proper attic ventilation. If there is too much moisture in the attic, it can cause molding and result in algae growth under the roof which in turn will damage the roofing shingles. Excessive moisture can damage the attic and roof and eventually your home. Hence, ventilating your attic is essential.

Proper ventilation comprises of a balanced system. This includes exhaust vents to push out the hot air and intake vents to get outside air inside the attic. Intake vents are as crucial as the exhaust vents to ensure a balanced ventilation system. The overall energy consumption in the house can be controlled by proper attic ventilation. Roof damage can be minimized with proper attic ventilation.

Spring is the right time to perform a roof inspection and protect your roof from further damages. Contact Olde Town Roofing at 309-517-1676 or 309-738-5550 for a roof inspection and get expert opinion on the status of your roof.

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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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