IKO shingles
Posted By Brian Wasdyke on 7/18/2003 at 9:31 PM

I had my roof replace about 7 years ago with IKO shingles, and it is now cracking all over my roof. I was wondering if IKO is prone to failure, because they say the shingles are not defective in anyway. If so wheere can I find information on IKO's common failures?

Thank You,
Brian



Re: IKO shingles
Posted By Kevin Bissonnette on 8/8/2003 at 2:34 PM

I am having the same problem with my shingles. if you get any further information on this issue, please pass it my way.



Re: IKO shingles
Posted By Tonya Farace on 8/29/2003 at 8:03 PM

We replaced our roof less than a year ago and are also having problems with the IKO shingles.
Modified By Tonya Farace on 8/29/2003 at 8:05 PM


Re: IKO shingles
Posted By Robert Bucci on 9/18/2003 at 1:44 PM

I had my roof replaced in 1993, the roof is cracking and falling apart I am not having any sucess contacting IKO, my neighbors roof is 13 years old and his new contractor knew what the manufacture was before he climbed on the roof. Does any one know howew I can contact them?

Tnanks



Re: IKO shingles
Posted By peter cook on 9/22/2003 at 6:24 AM

I am about to have iko ultralock shingles installed but because of the unavailability of forest green color the job has been delayed. Is there any connection to this apparent problem with iko shingles?



Re: IKO shingles
Posted By Jesse Burton on 10/15/2003 at 7:49 PM

I had my roof replaced in 1998, after an IKO representative found that the shingles that were installed on my newly built (1997) house, were defective from the factory. A few months later, lo and behold, my shingles started falling into my yard again. I called IKO and was told that they did not have a rep. anymore, he had been "let go". I suppose it was costing them too much $$. To date I have not had any luck with getting IKO to address my problem. I think a class action lawsuit would get their attention, anyone onboard? Let me know if anyone has any information about our plight. thanx..



Re: IKO shingles
Posted By Clifford Penniman on 10/20/2003 at 7:51 AM

I installed IKO asphalt roof shingles on many homes over a ten year period ending in 1998, I notice material failure sooner than expected many, some more severe than others. My own home I built 10 years age and used IKO asphalt shingles is starting to cup and curl. Two thirteen year roofs have moss growing on them with severe cracking and loss of granules.



Re: IKO shingles
Posted By Jesse Burton on 10/21/2003 at 6:44 PM

I did get a homeowners package from IKO in the mail this week, and it is telling me to take four pictures of my roof, and to remove two whole shingles from my roof, and send them to an address in Chicago. I thought this was a joke or something, so I called them and the person said that those are the procedures for an evaluation of my problem. I asked if other people have done this and the person said " oh yes, lots of people." This tells me that there are a lot of people out there with bad roofing from IKO.If you are reading this and considering IKO roofing products, maybe you should think twice. Good Luck.
Jesse
Modified By Jesse Burton on 10/21/2003 at 11:57 PM


Re: IKO shingles
Posted By Angela Downing on 11/14/2003 at 3:11 PM

I ordered a modular home that has these shingles on it. My house was set in September and half of my shingles have blown off, not once but twice. I was concerned that this is not only an issue with the qualitity of the shingle but also the installation of the shingle. I am even more concerned that so many have the same issue.



Re: IKO shingles
Posted By Richard Rice on 11/17/2003 at 5:57 PM

IKO shingles were installed on our roof about five years ago. Since then they have blown off three times and are very difficult to replace. They never sealed after they were installed in June. They are brittle and cracked and lift up when the wind blows. I am very displeased with these shingles and would not install them again or recommend them to anyone else. Good luck, Dick



Re: IKO shingles
Posted By Robert Arena on 11/19/2003 at 1:13 AM

I just reviewed this thread re IKO shingles and got a sick feeling in my gut. I just OKed the purchase of IKO shingles for my new home: Architectural grade Chateau shingles with a limited 35 year warranty and something called a 5 year IKO Iron Clad protection.

Unfortunately and perhaps intentionally, this Iron Clad protection is not defined in any of my brochures.

Before I push the panic button, can anyone tell me if this thread includes comments regarding this grade of shingle or were these horror stories limited to IKO's lower grade products? Help!!!!!!!!!!

Bob



Re: IKO shingles
Posted By NANCY NELSON on 11/30/2003 at 10:30 AM

I HAD IKO SHINGLES INSTALLED ON MY ROOF IN OCTOBER OF 1999. MY SHINGLES ARE CURLING UP, SOME HAVE CAME OFF AND MY ROOF IS LEAKING. IS THERE ANY HELP OUT THERE AND HOW DO I GO ABOUT FINDING MORE INFORMATION ON IT. I KNOW THE ROOFERS INSTALLED IT PROPERLY AND I AM NOT BLAMING THEM. I THINK THE ROOFING WAS DEFECTIVE. PLEASE HELP ME WITH ANY INFORMATION YOU MAY HAVE.



Re: IKO shingles
Posted By dick ramboni on 11/30/2003 at 7:49 PM

Why do you people buy IKO
have you ever heared of Owens Corning ,
GAF or ELK
Best shingles inthe USA for just a few pennies more




Re: IKO shingles
Posted By John Sager on 12/9/2003 at 11:52 PM

I had a new home built in 1994. By 1998 the IKO shinges were curling. I went to all of the trouble to send them the warranty package and got back an offer for $400. I am looking at $5000-$6000 to have to defective shinges removed and replaced. IKO's method is to ignore you as long as possible and then just keep making the same offer each time you approach them with new facts or questions. Has anyone had any better results? Did you use an attorney?




Re: IKO shingles
Posted By Todd Miller on 12/11/2003 at 12:10 PM

My company manufactures aluminum and steel shingles. We currently have a homeowner replacing their 5 year old IKO shingle roof with one of our products. This customer has asked me if I could help them in filing a claim with IKO or finding out if there is a class action suit against IKO. In researching this situation, I stumbled across this message board and found all of your postings regarding IKO. Does anyone know whether any sort of legal action is being taken so that I could pass the information along to our customer? Thank you.



Re: IKO shingles
Posted By Mike Bool on 12/15/2003 at 7:24 AM

I have worked for a roofing company that installs mostly iko shingles for 2 years now. I have only seen one problem in that time, which involved Rennesance xl shingles. The shingles were installed in winter, and small cracks were visible after 5 years. We assumed this was due mostly to the thickness of the rennesance shingle, and perhaps less so due to the cold. Im from saskatoon canada, and about 95% of the shingles installed here are either iko or bp. Most of us think iko is better than bp, because bp seem oily and brittle when compared with iko's of the same age. Perhaps bp has adressed this problem, im not sure, but they are still murder on the hands compared with iko (lots of slivers) Im suprised to hear so many horror stories about iko



Re: IKO shingles
Posted By daniel sowada on 1/3/2004 at 2:46 PM

We replaced the shingles on our roof 5 years ago. Guess what? Shingles are cracking all over. Brand name - IKO
I am currently sending the 4 pictures and receipts and the other required information to them. What good are 25 year shingles if they only last 5 years? The address is: IKO Quality Services Department - 6600 S. Central Avenue. Chicago, IL 60638



Re: IKO shingles
Posted By Hartley Daku on 1/6/2004 at 12:27 PM

I installed Iko Rennasance xl shingles in 2000 and they are curling at the corners. Iko has declined my claim. I have heard of no one getting warranty from this company.



Re: IKO shingles
Posted By Todd & Melissa Nelson on 5/3/2004 at 11:45 PM

Home built 2001. Shingled w/IKO shingles June 2001. 2 bdl. blow off Nov. 2001, 7 blowoffs since then. 2 contrators, 1 ins. adj., 1 engineer, store where purchased from, agree its defect. IKO offered $420 1st time, 2nd $1800, for us to manually hand seal. They know they have problem if offering money. Our attorney is working on our new roof from his office. Our store & 1 contractor dropped IKO from their sales list, due to poor quality of IKO altogether. This is a big deal, I have spoke to others w/ same IKO problems, and thought it was only them having problems. How many other "IKO blowoffs" have there been? I suggest you seek advice from an attorney if your looking at replacing your 25-30 yr IKO roof in the matter of 1 to 5 yr. period. We did. We paid for one roof, we're not paying for another in a 2 yr. span. Oh yes, IKO blaimed it on the installation,of our very experienced contractor. Good try! IKO has not heard the last from these homeowners. Good luck everyone and remember,OWENS CORNING.



Re: IKO shingles
Posted By Todd & Melissa Nelson on 5/3/2004 at 11:49 PM

Home built 2001. Shingled w/IKO shingles June 2001. 2 bdl. blow off Nov. 2001, 7 blowoffs since then. 2 contrators, 1 ins. adj., 1 engineer, store where purchased from, agree its defect. IKO offered $420 1st time, 2nd $1800, for us to manually hand seal. They know they have problem if offering money. Our attorney is working on our new roof from his office. Our store & 1 contractor dropped IKO from their sales list, due to poor quality of IKO altogether. This is a big deal, I have spoke to others w/ same IKO problems, and thought it was only them having problems. How many other "IKO blowoffs" have there been? I suggest you seek advice from an attorney if your looking at replacing your 25-30 yr IKO roof in the matter of 1 to 5 yr. period. We did. We paid for one roof, we're not paying for another in a 2 yr. span. Oh yes, IKO blaimed it on the installation,of our very experienced contractor. Good try! IKO has not heard the last from these homeowners. Good luck everyone and remember,OWENS CORNING.



Re: IKO shingles
Posted By kevin briesky on 8/18/2004 at 10:32 PM

First thing to remember when most people buy nig ticket items they look at hardwood floors, big walls and big kitchens. Builders know they can spend as cheap as possible and put a sub-par shingle on you home and you will buy it. I live in michigan there are alot of "trunk slammers" want to be roofers that use these shingles. The 3-tabs are going to fail. period 400 bucks have a nice day. NOw blow offs do happen but nailing patterns have alot to do with this. an unskilled shingler will miss the nail marks on the shingle and the poor thing blows away. now on a 3-tab shingle the correct nail pattern is 4 nails just below the tar line (hence not sealing) 2 at the ends and 1 at each tab line. People can strech an extra square possible by over exposing the shingle. Either way IKO does not stand behind their product. Hence we forget if its not ventilated correctly they dont have to. and then we are at the road of misinstalation. Ether way you put it no shingle company will warranty the roof if it is not installed correctly. Just because someone said they are a roofer does not make them a professional. By the way i am Certified by certainteed and GAF personally was a roofer for 10+ years now i just sell them. BUYER BEWARE!!!!!



Re: IKO shingles
Posted By Joe Pellatt on 11/11/2004 at 11:27 AM

Installed IKO shingles in November of 2001. They never sealed properly and flap in a moderate wind. Also have shingles coming off periodically. IKO has admitted a problem with these shingles and paid a roofer to come out and reseal the shingles. This proofed to be ineffective. I am presently attempting to have IKO remove and replace the shingle, will let this forum know the results.



Re: IKO shingles
Posted By Joe Pellatt on 11/11/2004 at 11:28 AM

Installed IKO shingles in November of 2001. They never sealed properly and flap in a moderate wind. Also have shingles coming off periodically. IKO has admitted a problem with these shingles and paid a roofer to come out and reseal the shingles. This proofed to be ineffective. I am presently attempting to have IKO remove and replace the shingle, will let this forum know the results.



Re: IKO shingles
Posted By Robert Dostal on 1/22/2005 at 1:46 PM

ditto - Built a new home in spring of 2001. contractor used IKO cambridge 25 yr. shingles. They never sealed. Up until this time I was getting on the roof to replace 1/2 dozen shingles everytime the wind kicked up. It was a nuisance but I lived with it only complaining to my self until last night I had about two square blow off and it is in the middle of a cold Iowa winter.



Re: IKO shingles
Posted By Robert Dostal on 1/22/2005 at 1:48 PM

ditto - Built a new home in spring of 2001. contractor used IKO cambridge 25 yr. shingles. They never sealed. Up until this time I was getting on the roof to replace 1/2 dozen shingles everytime the wind kicked up. It was a nuisance but I lived with it only complaining to my self until last night I had about two square blow off and it is in the middle of a cold Iowa winter.



Re: IKO shingles
Posted By marc lachapelle on 3/30/2005 at 1:02 AM

i live in ontario canada. we mainly use iko shingles. we've never have any problems with them. most iko shingles are made with an organic felt as the core. organic shingles stand up very well against cold climates. thats why organic shingles (iko, bp) are so popular. however in the united states most shingles are made with a fibreglass mat as the core. these shingles can take heat better than organic. personally i think certainteed makes the best shingles. BR>
Modified By marc lachapelle on 5/21/2005 at 6:48 PM


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