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IKO stands for Isidore Koschitizky who is the founder of IKO. His story is remarkable as he joined the roofing industry at the age of 17 in 1922 and in spite of facing so many challenges; he did not give up and his determination has made IKO the pioneer and global leader in the roofing and waterproofing industry. IKO is now standing firm and proud in its 3rd generation. More about Mr. Koschitizky’s journey can be found on www.ikogroup.com

 Uncompromised quality: Both Rexe and IKO believe in high quality standards.

 Total control on production of every raw material: IKO controls every single material used in the roofing shingles giving you complete satisfaction that the final product is not sub-standard as third parties try to cut costs.

 Constant training: Both Rexe and IKO are continuously training the roofers to become the best they can be in the industry. Eradicating poor workmanship and leakages.

 Commitment to value adding: We work tirelessly to remain true to our values and leave behind a legacy in the roofing and waterproofing industry.

 Client satisfaction comes first: We do not leave your project until you are fully satisfied with both our product and workmanship.

 Corporate social responsibility: We are involved in a number of initiatives to give back to the society that we have benefited from and leave the world a better place than we found it.

There are at least 11 designs with the most popular being: Armourglass shingles, Cambridge Xpress shingles, Victorian shingles, Armourshield shingles, Diamant and Biber. All the designs are available in over 70 colours

Fixing of IKO shingles is done by nailing and where bitumen impregnated felt has been used as underlayment the blow-torch application can be used especially at very low slopes

The recommended materials for decking are Tongued & Grooved (T&G) boards and Oriented Strand Boards (OSB). In order to save on costs locally manufactured lamiboards (from recycled tetra pak material) can also be used

 The recommended thickness for the OSB and Lamiboards boards is 10mm and they come in 8 x 4ft. The thickness recommended for the T&G is 20mm

The trusses should be 1200mm c/c; rafters should be 600mm c/c and battens at 300 mm

Water falling on roofs need to roll down fast enough and avoid any stagnation or reverse flow as this would reach the decking material underneath thereby causing leakages. To eradicate this problem, underlayment is recommended for pitches below 18 degrees

Each IKO shingle type has its own warranty that varies from 15 to 25 years. IKO Sales international provides platinum guarantees. This means that all costs needed for replacement in case of any manufactures defects is catered for including shipping, transportation and labour costs. The lifespan of the IKO shingles is 50 years.

Fiberglass-based IKO asphalt shingles are manufactured with mat composed entirely of glass fibers of varying lengths and orientations. This fiberglass base is then surfaced with a specially-formulated asphalt coating, followed by weather-resistant mineral granules.

Organic shingles were produced in the early 50’ in Canada and USA using the paper based reinforcement technology that was available then. A few manufactures that were in the shingle business in the 1950’s among them being IKO Canada and CertainTeed used this technology. However as technology advanced in 1970 a law was passed to ensure that all shingles produced had a fiber-glass reinforcement. It is the old and outdated technology that competing firms representing manufactures who joined the industry in the late 1970’s are using to scare off potential clients interested in IKO shingles. These competitors are simply driven by the need to maintain a monopoly in the supply of roofing shingles in the industry.

IKO Asphalt shingles come in a range of colors, shapes, and textures. With a wide range of styles, IKO shingles can be used in every type of architectural design and achieve virtually any desired effect at affordable cost.

The time it takes to install IKO shingles depends on the project. We always give an estimate of the period it will take to complete our works before commencement.

An IKO shingles roof is maintenance free. You can however keep your roof in good shape by ensuring the surface of the roof is kept clean and clear of any debris.

Good Product Performance. IKO shingles perform well in extreme temperatures and in areas where wind, water, and ice are prevalent.

 Affordability. The efficient, high-volume and fully automated production and relatively low application cost of asphalt shingles gives consumers an overall value that’s unmatched by other roofing materials and superior life expectancy.

 Low Maintenance. IKO shingles, when properly applied require little or no regular upkeep, and if damaged are easily repaired.

 Easy Application. IKO shingles are easy to apply compared to other standard roofing materials. Due to their flexibility and strength they can be applied in different designs of roofs.

 Fire and Wind Resistance. IKO shingles are manufactured to resist external fire and flammability standards, and carry Class A, B or C fire ratings, with Class A providing the greatest fire resistance. In addition, IKO shingles carry a "wind resistance" label because they have been manufactured and tested to demonstrate great resistance in high-wind locations.

 Asphalt: A bituminous waterproofing agent applied to roofing materials during manufacture.

 Deck: The structural surface to which the roofing or waterproofing system is applied.

 Flashing: Pieces of metal or roll roofing used to prevent seepage of water into a building around any intersection or projection in a roof, such as vent pipes, chimneys, adjoining walls, dormers and valleys.

 Granules: Ceramic-coated colored crushed rock that is applied to the exposed surface of the shingles. These granules are eco-friendly and hence water can be harvested for domestic use. They also ensure that the shingles do not fade or change colour.

 Slope: The incline of a roof expressed either in percent or in the number of vertical units of rise per horizontal unit of run.

 Laminated Shingles: These shingles have more than one layer of tabs to create extra thickness. They are often referred to as three-dimensional or architectural shingles because they create visual depth on a roof and impart a custom look.

 Membrane: A roof covering or waterproofing layer whose primary function is the exclusion of water.

 Pitch: The degree of roof incline or slope expressed as the ratio of the rise, in feet, to the span, in feet

 Re-covering: The process of covering an existing roofing system with a new roofing system.

 Re-roofing: The practice of removing an existing roofing system and replacing it with a new roofing system.

 Ridge: The uppermost, horizontal external angle formed by the intersection of two sloping roof planes.

 Underlayment: Asphalt saturated felt used beneath roofing to provide additional protection for the deck.

 Valley: The internal angle formed by the intersection of two sloping roof planes.

 Hip: The inclined external angle formed by the intersections of two sloping planes.