IKO Shingles - problems?

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tawassailor

Louisville, KY

#1 Oct 25, 2008
has anybody else had issues with the IKO Shingles? My experience below:

Recent windstorms have us replacing our roof, which is no big deal.

I was offered IKO shingles, and said absolutely not.

My home in northern Michigan, a relatively gentle climate, had IKO shingles, brand new, when I bought the home. I didn't like the ventilation, so added 7 roof vents, and new soffit 2 years after buying. Plus added 8" of insulation. This was 1994.

8 years later, Memorial Day 2002, the IKO shingles, now 10 years old, were cracked, curling, brittle, dry, broken.

I went to the local lumber yard where the shingles were purchased, and they just said forget dealing with IKO. They had told the lumberyard don't even bother calling them, and there were no adjustments to be made.

Many home owners across the entire northern region were in the same boat, from what I heard from 2 lumberyards.

The opinion of the lumberyards were that IKO flooded the market, and now the roofs were leaking.

I stripped the roof completely, and was shocked how easy the shingles came off in broken chunks.

It was a 3 day job for me. Stripped front half, repaired, cut for the ridge vent. since the pitch was 3.5 - 12, used ice and snow shield across the entire roof.

Used the Certainteed 40 year AR Colonial Slate Architechtural shingles.

Then did the back half. It was actually a great 3 day project. the roof was 58 feet long, 36 feet wide, measured as a flat surface.

But the IKO shingles were absolutely crap in my opinion. They also failed way to early, especially since I had upgraded the ventilation. They were 25 year shingles, and barely made 10.
linda

Barnesville, OH

#2 Feb 18, 2009
did IKO give you a refund for the warranty?
Rebeca Gray

Wichita, KS

#3 Mar 14, 2009
We are having the same problem here in Wichita, Kansas. Our double-wide is barely 6 years old and the roof has been leaking since day one in different areas. We contacted IKO by sending in the two shingles and photos required. IKO reps replied that the shingles we sent them had 'fissures' that were normal and that the scientific testing proved it didn't affect their ability to protect the roof from weather. They would not show it as a warranty claim on the roof. We have all the documentation. We intend to pursue it further.

RG
tawassailor wrote:
has anybody else had issues with the IKO Shingles? My experience below:
Recent windstorms have us replacing our roof, which is no big deal.
I was offered IKO shingles, and said absolutely not.
My home in northern Michigan, a relatively gentle climate, had IKO shingles, brand new, when I bought the home. I didn't like the ventilation, so added 7 roof vents, and new soffit 2 years after buying. Plus added 8" of insulation. This was 1994.
8 years later, Memorial Day 2002, the IKO shingles, now 10 years old, were cracked, curling, brittle, dry, broken.
I went to the local lumber yard where the shingles were purchased, and they just said forget dealing with IKO. They had told the lumberyard don't even bother calling them, and there were no adjustments to be made.
Many home owners across the entire northern region were in the same boat, from what I heard from 2 lumberyards.
The opinion of the lumberyards were that IKO flooded the market, and now the roofs were leaking.
I stripped the roof completely, and was shocked how easy the shingles came off in broken chunks.
It was a 3 day job for me. Stripped front half, repaired, cut for the ridge vent. since the pitch was 3.5 - 12, used ice and snow shield across the entire roof.
Used the Certainteed 40 year AR Colonial Slate Architechtural shingles.
Then did the back half. It was actually a great 3 day project. the roof was 58 feet long, 36 feet wide, measured as a flat surface.
But the IKO shingles were absolutely crap in my opinion. They also failed way to early, especially since I had upgraded the ventilation. They were 25 year shingles, and barely made 10.
steve

Sewickley, PA

#4 Apr 28, 2009
Rebeca Gray wrote:
We are having the same problem here in Wichita, Kansas. Our double-wide is barely 6 years old and the roof has been leaking since day one in different areas. We contacted IKO by sending in the two shingles and photos required. IKO reps replied that the shingles we sent them had 'fissures' that were normal and that the scientific testing proved it didn't affect their ability to protect the roof from weather. They would not show it as a warranty claim on the roof. We have all the documentation. We intend to pursue it further.
RG
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I bought a doublewide in 1995 had to replace our shingles I called and iko to put in a claim I didn't do anything yet but the paper they sent me tells me to do the same thing you did they want 2 full shingles I wonder if everybody comes forward we can make them do something about it.
Dan

AOL

#5 Jul 10, 2009
I redid my roof around 1995 also. It was a complete tear-off, with water and ice shield several feet up on all edges and IKO shingles. A few winters later my dining room ceiling collapsed from water damage. They blamed it on ice damming. A couple of years later, after having the ceiling replaced it started leaking again so i tore the celing out myself, and while it was completely open, and the outside temperature was above 50 degrees it leaked again. The wholesale supply house told me that I would be wasting my time going after IKO and that they wouldn't even stock their product anymore because of the number of complaints.
Nervous

Muskegon, MI

#6 Jul 19, 2009
I had Hart Roofing shingle my home in 2000. Do I have to worry about IKO shingles being used?
Saginaw Steering Engineer

Louisville, KY

#7 Aug 9, 2009
Nervous wrote:
I had Hart Roofing shingle my home in 2000. Do I have to worry about IKO shingles being used?
YES! retain all paper work, take pictures each year, ensure adequate ventilation.

In my opinion they are crap shingles.
walter weeks

United States

#8 Sep 14, 2009
I had iko shingles installed 10 years ago with a 30 year guarantee; they are literally falling apart. the rooferwho installed them said that it appeared that they failed and offerered to replace them with no labvor charge if iko would supply the shingles. iko said that nothing was wrong with them and ferused any compensation. DO NOT BUY IKO SHINGLES.
Chip Dyer

Newington, CT

#9 Sep 24, 2009
Purchased our home in Feb 1999 with Renaissance XL (25 yr) asphalt shingles.

Now, 10 years later, the shingles are cracking, curling and falling off.

Two neighbors in same development have alreADy had their roofs replaced.

I have not contacted IKO yet, but my neighbor was only reimbursed $800 for her entire roof.

Not one roofer I have talked to has anything good to say about IKO.

Chip Dyer
West Suffield, CT 06093
P Harper Toronto ON CAN

Ajax, Canada

#10 Oct 16, 2009
New roof 25 yr iko Renaissance shingles in 2002...in less than 7 years cracking,curling..just a mess!
Any other Toronto homeowners experiencing the same?
I have photos and will start a claim although other
commenters do not sound very optimistic as to a resolution!
Angela Sise

Schenectady, NY

#11 Oct 16, 2009
DO NOT PURCHASE IKO SHINGLES. WE JUST PUT OUR ROOF ON AND THE SHINGLES WERE DEFECTIVE AND GOOD LUCK WITH THEM COVERING THE WARRANTY.... DON'T GO WITH IKO
Bill

United States

#12 Oct 18, 2009
We have IKO shingles on our house. Ten years later they are falling off, curling, and cracking. I have fixed leaks in the roof a few times. Has anyone had any luck on their warranty? Is it a waste of time?
Don't buy IKO!!!!
Kathy Macomb MI

United States

#13 Nov 5, 2009
Our brand new home was built with IKO Shingles. It is now just 10 years old and we had to replace the entire roof do to the cracking, curling and leaking. We have joined a class action lawsuit from three state against IKO.
Randall ny

Ilion, NY

#14 Nov 7, 2009
I had our house built in 1996 and the shingles(IKO 30 YEAR) are just falling apart the stones are falling off in large clumps and curling. This is only on the south side of the roof. The roof has venting on the ridge,soffet,and ends. is new york in the class action lawsuit
S and R

Burlington, Canada

#15 Nov 10, 2009
We just purchased a house in Waterdown with these same shingles, and after receiving a quote from 3 different roofers with an average price of $12000, IKO has offered to pay $870. These are 25-year shingles and have lasted less than 10 years.

Anyone out there in the Toronto area launching a claim? If so, should we also begin a class action suit? This amount of warranty is quite unacceptible!!
P Harper Toronto ON CAN wrote:
New roof 25 yr iko Renaissance shingles in 2002...in less than 7 years cracking,curling..just a mess!
Any other Toronto homeowners experiencing the same?
I have photos and will start a claim although other
commenters do not sound very optimistic as to a resolution!
Oakville Ontario Canada

Thunder Bay, Canada

#16 Nov 11, 2009
IKO Renaissance are nothing but a big disappointing headache.
The press / government needs to do something about this.
New roof professionally installed less than 9 years ago.
Followed all the instructions for a valid warranty claim. Their lab says "there is nothing wrong" ZERO $ offered in settlement.
5 Roofers inspected and commented - product is "crap" a known concern .
Larry wendlandt wis

Tomah, WI

#17 Nov 14, 2009
tawassailor wrote:
has anybody else had issues with the IKO Shingles? My experience below:
Recent windstorms have us replacing our roof, which is no big deal.
I was offered IKO shingles, and said absolutely not.
My home in northern Michigan, a relatively gentle climate, had IKO shingles, brand new, when I bought the home. I didn't like the ventilation, so added 7 roof vents, and new soffit 2 years after buying. Plus added 8" of insulation. This was 1994.
8 years later, Memorial Day 2002, the IKO shingles, now 10 years old, were cracked, curling, brittle, dry, broken.
I went to the local lumber yard where the shingles were purchased, and they just said forget dealing with IKO. They had told the lumberyard don't even bother calling them, and there were no adjustments to be made.
Many home owners across the entire northern region were in the same boat, from what I heard from 2 lumberyards.
The opinion of the lumberyards were that IKO flooded the market, and now the roofs were leaking.
I stripped the roof completely, and was shocked how easy the shingles came off in broken chunks.
It was a 3 day job for me. Stripped front half, repaired, cut for the ridge vent. since the pitch was 3.5 - 12, used ice and snow shield across the entire roof.
Used the Certainteed 40 year AR Colonial Slate Architechtural shingles.
Then did the back half. It was actually a great 3 day project. the roof was 58 feet long, 36 feet wide, measured as a flat surface.
But the IKO shingles were absolutely crap in my opinion. They also failed way to early, especially since I had upgraded the ventilation. They were 25 year shingles, and barely made 10.
Larry wendlandt of wisconsin; i put these (KO Renaissance shingles on my sisters home and in ten years are doing the same curling and leaking! where is consumer protection? and where is their compensation for a false quarentee!
Kathy

Ann Arbor, MI

#18 Nov 17, 2009
P Harper Toronto ON CAN wrote:
New roof 25 yr iko Renaissance shingles in 2002...in less than 7 years cracking,curling..just a mess!
Any other Toronto homeowners experiencing the same?
I have photos and will start a claim although other
commenters do not sound very optimistic as to a resolution!
I am having the same problem with my house built in 2002 equipped with Rennaissance. After two leaks, cracking and splitting as described above, CRC refuses to even start a claim, as I am not the original owner and cannot prove transferability, although I was able to obtain proof of purchase from the store where the tiles were bought.How Machiavellian is that ???
Doug L

Westwood, MA

#19 Nov 20, 2009
Purchased IKO Chateau shingles in 1999 in 2007 noticed curling,cracking and the shingles are very brittle, no leaks yet but being a 12 pitch roof may be a help. Lets see what IKO comes back with from my complaint.
Dayna

Saint Catharines, Canada

#20 Nov 24, 2009
P Harper Toronto ON CAN wrote:
New roof 25 yr iko Renaissance shingles in 2002...in less than 7 years cracking,curling..just a mess!
Any other Toronto homeowners experiencing the same?
I have photos and will start a claim although other
commenters do not sound very optimistic as to a resolution!
I have to put new shingles on my home. At present, I have two quotes. My first option is the CertainTeed Landmark 30 yr for $6,600 (2 500 sq ft) and the other option is IKO Cambridge 30 yr for $5 700 (2 500 sq ft). Are these worthwhile choices or should I keep looking?

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