Highly Qualified and Experienced Roofers
- Premium Limited Lifetime Architectural Comp Roof (Multiple Colors Available)
- Ice / Water Shield in Valleys and Eves
- Engineered Roof Truss System (Unless Otherwise Noted On Plan)
- 7/16” OSB Sheathing, Synthetic Underlayment, and Metal Drip Edge
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Extreme Good Looks
Make your home the envy of your neighborhood.
IKO Dynasty premium-quality laminated performance shingles offer peace of mind and protection from inclement weather. PLUS they look fantastic, boost curb appeal and can potentially increase the resale value of your property.
What’s an “ArmourZone?” It’s a 1 1/4” wide nailing surface for correct nail placement reinforced by a tear-resistant band that provides even more fastening strength over a wider surface area of the shingle. Nails applied in this area are optimally positioned to help resist nail pull-through and shingle blow-off, even in high winds.
IKO Dynasty shingles with ArmourZone are manufactured in IKO’s special “Advantage” size. Bigger than most competitors’ comparable product, they offer greater exposure to give you a dramatic-looking roof that really stands out from the ordinary.
IKO Dynasty Color Options
Nature inspired fifteen fresh, bold and ultra high-definition color blends. IKO’s exclusive, advanced color blending technology made them possible. Complementary hip and ridge cap shingles are available as the ultimate accessory to create a spectacular new roofscape for your home.
Please make your final color selection from several full size shingles and view a sample of the product installed on a home. Not all colors are available in all markets.
IKO Dynasty Gallery
Browse our gallery to see how the color blends of IKO Dynasty can enhance the look and curb appeal of home styles ranging from rustic to urban, traditional to modern. You’re sure to find a color blend that expresses your personal sense of style and complements your home’s architecture too.
Even if you live in a high-wind and storm-prone area, you can trust your home and family to the quality of IKO Dynasty performance laminated shingles with ArmourZone.
Go ahead. Pick one up and heft it in your hand to experience quality you can feel. These oversized shingles are heavy-duty to stand guard as your home’s first line of defense against the elements. Thanks to the addition of the ArmourZone, IKO Dynasty shingles have been designed to resist high winds and feature a limited wind resistance warranty of 130 mph (210 km/h). They’ve become popular among discerning homeowners because at IKO, we never take quality for granted. Neither should you.
1. Built-In Algae Resistance
We embed copper-coated granules into IKO Dynasty shingles to help inhibit the growth of blue-green algae that can cause unattractive black stains, streaks and discoloration.
2. An Exceptional Bonding Experience
Our shingles have IKO FastLock™ sealant strips along their bottom edge. They help prevent wind-driven rain from getting underneath the shingles. When activated by the sun’s heat, the strips get extra-tacky and create a strong bond to help ensure maximum protection against wind uplift, blow-off and water penetration.
3. Check out the ArmourZone
On the back of IKO Dynasty performance shingles, you’ll see a tear-resistant reinforcing tape that’s designed to help prevent nail pull-through and shingle blow-off. On the front, there’s a 1 1/4” wide nailing surface that guides roofers to place their nails accurately for improved fastening strength and speedier installation.
4. The Core Strength of IKO Dynasty Is Its Fiberglass Mat
Our mat is coated top and bottom with weathering asphalt then surfaced with protective colored granules. It’s heavy-duty for exceptional durability and structural integrity.
What is Ice and Water Protector?
Ice and water protector, sometimes also referred to as ice and water shield, is a waterproof roof underlayment membrane developed to protect vulnerable areas on a roof from ice and water damage. Ice and water protectors (sometimes called ice and snow shields in cold climates) are made with polymer-modified bitumen.
The adhesive back surface of the membrane will bond to the roof deck, which is a superior underlayment for areas where ice dams or severe storms are common.
Ice and water protector products have a modified bitumen adhesive back surface that is covered by a release film. The film is removed during application so that the membrane will adhere to the roof deck and also form watertight end laps and side laps when properly applied. The modified bitumen is designed to form a watertight seal around the nail penetrations when shingles are applied.
A safety feature of these membranes is a slip-resistant top surface for better traction during installation. Potentially, covering an entire roof with ice and water protector can prevent leaks even after high wind conditions blow shingles off the roof—preventing further damage and making repair easier. However, because the modified bitumen back surface is continuous, these membranes can result in a vapor barrier. Should a homeowner decide to cover the entire roof with ice and water protector, it is even more important to consider proper attic ventilation carefully.
Two of IKO’s ice and water protector products, GoldShieldTM and ArmourGardTM act as water retardants and achieve a superior moisture transmission rate of fewer than 0.5 perms. This measurement describes the material’s permanence, or how many grains of water can pass through the material in an hour at a certain level of water pressure. Canada’s National Roofing Contractors Association classifies any material with 0.5 perms or less as a vapor retarder. In fact, contractors can use ArmourGard as an exterior vapor barrier for foundations or basements.
The Risks of Wind-Driven Rain
In strong storm situations, such as hurricanes, the wind can push rainwater beneath the shingles. The ice and water protector membrane, fully adhered to the roof deck, greatly lessens the chance of the wind-driven rain causing a leak.
The American National Flood Insurance Program does not cover wind-driven rain, according to FEMA. Standard private homeowners’ insurance policies also may not cover wind-driven rain. So, protection from this risk should be a paramount concern both when shopping for insurance and when protecting your roof.
The Risks of Ice Dams
Ice dams are a serious issue for homeowners and roofing professionals in cold climates, or even where occasional snow may fall. Ice dams are formed by the continuous melting and freezing of snow due to heat escaping from the house, or from a backup of frozen slush from the rain gutters. The melted water flows under the snow and freezes as it reaches the unheated soffit area at the eaves, thus creating an ice dam. When this occurs, water can be forced under the shingles and into the attic, resulting in damage to the home’s interior. Ice and water protector membranes are a time-tested and effective solution to help with this problem.
Ice and water protector is recommended for low-slope areas and valleys because these roof areas are particularly vulnerable. Homeowners are encouraged to check their local building code as some jurisdictions will have different requirements for use.
What is Ice and Water Protector Made Of?
The key component of roof ice and water protector is polymer-modified bitumen (also known as asphalt). A common feature of most ice and water protectors is the advantage of self-sealing around roofing nails. This feature greatly reduces the possibility of leaks occurring when ice or storms force water underneath the shingles.
GoldShield™, ArmourGard™ and StormShield® are all made with polymer-modified bitumen. IKO’s ArmourGardTMand StormShield® have a tough, nonwoven, glass fiber mat. Sand and/or mineral matter is applied to the top to form a slip-resistant surface. GoldShieldTM uses a special slip-resistant polymer membrane for the top surface.
Where Should Ice and Water Protector be Applied?
- Most commonly, roofing professionals install ice and water protector on eaves, rake edges, overhangs and valleys, as they are most vulnerable to ice dams and wind-driven rain. As well, this may be a building code requirement in some jurisdictions.
- Vent stacks and chimneys should also have ice and water protector applied beneath their flashing, because often the shingles and or flashing in this area don’t overlap completely.
- Any feature that penetrates the roof deck, such as dormers and skylights, can benefit from the application of ice and water protection.
- Low-slope roofs, between the minimum of 2:12 and 4:12, are also high risk and should be protected with ice and water protector. Large snow drifts may collect on lower sloped roofs, because they often take the burden of snow from higher pitched roofs above. The lower slope also allows any ice dam that does develop to climb higher up the roof.
- In areas where the risk of either ice dams or wind-driven rain is severe, it is sometimes recommended, or mandatory, to install ice and water protector over the entire roof, regardless of pitch.
How Should Ice and Water Protector be Installed on a Roof?
- Ice and water protector needs to be installed directly onto the roof deck after you have placed the drip edge at the eave. (The drip edge will be installed over the ice and water protector and other underlayments at roof rake edges.)
- You should install ice and water protector before other underlayments, including roof felt. Around roof features like dormers and chimneys, you should place ice and water protector below flashing.
- If two courses of IKO’s ice and water protector are needed widthwise, you should apply the bottom course first. The second course should overlap the first course. The width of the side lap should be as recommended by the manufacturer.
- Installation instructions for ice and water protector products will vary by manufacturer, so always read the directions provided with the specific product you’re using.
How to Calculate How Much Ice and Water Protector You Need
In order to calculate your ice and water protector needs, you need to know what width of ice and water protector you need, and the length of the roof that you need to cover. First, there are a few factors that determine the width you will require.
Ice and water protector must reach above the highest expected level of ice dams, which will vary by region and the slope of your roof. The minimum is typically 2 feet (24 inches or 0.60 m) above the vertical projection of the inside of the exterior wall. In colder regions, a good practice is to cover the first 3 feet (36 inches or 0.91 m) of roof over heated space with ice and water protector. All overhangs should also be covered.
In many northern states and provinces, your local building codes will mandate a minimum width of ice and water protector around your eaves, valleys or other features. Sometimes, they may demand more than 3 feet of coverage. Most ice and water protector products are 3 feet wide. Therefore, if you need 4 feet of coverage, you need to use two full courses of ice and water protector to meet the requirements, even though this will end up covering almost 6 feet.
As for length, you’ll have to measure the roof in question. The length and coverage of a roll of ice and water protector will vary by manufacturer. GoldShield™ is 66.7 feet long (19.9 meters), and one package has an area of 200 square feet (19.58 meters).
Ice and water protector membrane is a superior choice over roof felt for leak protection when properly installed and paired with the right products. Ice and water protector is part of a system working together to protect your roof, including the shingles and other underlayments.
To learn more about water and ice protector, or to have it installed on your roof, please visit our Contractor Locator to find a local roofer in your area.