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Advantages of Applying IKO Dynasty Shingles on Mansard Roofs

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

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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