KANKAKEE, Ill. — The IKO Dynasty® shingles with ArmourZone® color portfolio now provides more aesthetic options to boost curb appeal with the addition of three new colors: Driftshake, Brownstone and Frostone Grey.
Contractors can now enjoy eleven dynamic, high-definition color blends offered in the popular IKO Dynasty shingle line, along with ease-of-installation and wind-resistance benefits thanks to the shingles’ innovative ArmourZone technology.
“IKO Dynasty shingles are growing to be a contractor favorite, and the demand for more color choices continues to grow as well,” said Mark Okland, product development manager, IKO North America. “Knowing that color is one of the most important purchase considerations for homeowners, we are offering three new vibrant color options to give contractors an additional selling point to help close more prospective sales.”
Much like the other colors in the Dynasty lineup, the three newest colors are engineered using an exclusive color blend technology process that enhances any home façade with a dynamic, artful roofscape.
“The new Dynasty colors reflect the latest home exterior color trends we’re seeing in the industry,” Okland said. “Driftshake and Brownstone are warm, earthy tones that bring out the natural scenery around a home, while Frostone Grey is a two-tone grey with subtle contrasting shadows that help create dimension.”
Coordinating IKO Hip and Ridge Cap Shingles — both standard and high profile (in limited markets) — are also available to help protect vulnerable roof areas and to accentuate the roofline with a dimensional high-profile and textured look. Complementary colors for the three new Dynasty swatches include Driftwood (for Driftshake), Dual Brown (for Brownstone) and Dual Grey (for Frostone Grey).
Ease of Installation & Wind Resistance
In addition to their eye-catching design, IKO Dynasty shingles also offer ease of installation thanks to the “ArmourZone” — an enlarged nailing area that makes project installation faster, easier and more accurate.
Two nailing lines that are 1-1/4" apart identify the ArmourZone, which is 40 percent wider than IKO’s standard 7/8" roofing shingle nailing zones and also easily guides installers for correct nail placement. Plus, Dynasty shingles require only four nails per shingle for proper installation compared with the typical six nails for most traditional shingles — providing even greater time and project savings. Be sure to check your local building code for specific nailing requirements in your area.
Additionally, the shingles’ tear-resistant, reinforced woven band within the ArmourZone helps provide resistance to high winds and carry a 130 mph (210 km/h) wind limited warranty. The ArmourZone also provides fastening strength over a greater surface area of the shingle, helping to resist nail heads from pulling through the shingle in high winds.
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