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Old 02-06-2009, 10:58 PM   #1
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whats the beef with IKO shingles?


Can i get your opinion on IKO shingles. Seems like everyone in my town is bagging on this product. if you thinks its bad Why?

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Old 02-06-2009, 11:37 PM   #2
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Re: whats the beef with IKO shingles?


Shoot, your area and some Canadians are usually the ones talking good about that brand.

They really must make them better at some locations than others.

Whoops!!! There goes the IKO sponsorship advertising revenue.

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IKO is $10 a square cheaper here than any other shingle. BTW we are offering a sale on IKO shingles, save $200! I don't really like IKO at all.
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Old 03-06-2009, 06:14 AM   #4
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I personally have no problem with IKO shingles, around here they perform just as well as any other of the brands that are offered.
They cost more here than other brands, not sure why as the plant is only 20 minutes from here.
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GAFElk and Tamko are the biggest guns around here. OC a close third followed by Certainteed, which not many use. Funny thing about IKO, that's the brand that most of the 'seconds' dealers push for about 60% of the cost of first rates.

I've never hear good things about them, but have to admit, they are not regionally popular in Texas.
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My beef with IKO is they crappy shingles they put out about 10 years ago that are now wasted and need to be replaced, but IKO does not want to make good on there warranty. Any company that does not stand behind there product is JUNK to me.
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they seem really thin, but with a 6" exposure, they go on fast
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The IKO rep claimed I could pay my workers comp just on the nails I would save with a 6" exposure. I laughed at him to his face.

I don't know about you but nails are $35 a box and as low as $20 if I buy in pallet qty's. 1 box should do 20 squares, but we figure 18 squares w/ waste. At a 6" exposure we'll use about 5-10% less nails, and that's just guessing I did not mathematically comput. I don't know what you guys are paying for your workers comp but I pay more than $3 (10% of $30) per day for my workers comp. LOL
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Im pretty sure IKO started here in Calgary. These guys dominate the market here specifically with the Cambridge shingle. There was a time when I thought IKO was total crap (with regard to the renaissance product and colours such as 'black lustre' failing horribly in some instances). I have seen Cambridge shingles with nails blown clean through that refuse to blow off. I think this is mostly attributed to the improved sealing strips they use. I would say your luck with IKO depends mostly upon the plant your shingles are manufactured in. Having said that, IKO is far from the top of the heap, but not many customers' wallets are either, this is probably why they sell so well.
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Anyone ever read the IKO warranty? For a good laugh, read it.
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