Dayna

Saint Catharines, Canada

#21 Nov 24, 2009
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?
Kathleen Sullivan

Centerville, MA

#22 Nov 26, 2009
Dayna wrote:
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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?
Don't Buy IKO shingles - 9 years old they are leaking, cracking, brittle and the company does not stand behind its product. BUYER
BEWARE OF IKO SHINGLES
con res

United States

#23 Nov 29, 2009
Nervous wrote:
I had Hart Roofing shingle my home in 2000. Do I have to worry about IKO shingles being used?
yes you do in my op hert roofin does not do a good jod they did my house in 2000 an last year we had to replace it
Bill M

Toronto, Canada

#24 Dec 3, 2009
I had a cottage built six years ago and was told recently by two different roofers that the IKO shingles need replacing already. IKO says I can apply for a rebate as per my warranty but I will have to use the rebate to buy IKO shingles again. The rebate would at best be 2/3 of the value of the shingles. Not worth the effort I think.

Perhaps a class action for the poor quality is in order any thoughts out there.

Bill
Southwestern Ontario

Windsor, Canada

#25 Dec 22, 2009
Wow, sounds like we really got lucky. Roof started leaking in one spot 3 years after buying new shingles. When we went up, noticed that MOST of the shingles were balding and cracking. Offer is to replace shingles plus $3000 towards labour. Looking at options before signing offer. Sounds like this is better than everyone else is getting. I think the only way you get anything is if you happen to catch the problem before the 5 yr Ironclad warranty is up.
Dave Prudenville Mi

Prudenville, MI

#26 Dec 29, 2009
I have IKO Cambridge 30yr shingles on my home. They are curling and cracking after 5 yrs.
J Sprague Lowell Maine

Norfolk, VA

#27 Jan 4, 2010
built home in 2004 this past summer July 2009 noticed the shingles curling and leaks have started in one area of the roof. Who do I contact to resolve this problem with Iko? Stillwater Lumber ( where I purchased thousands of dollars of materials to build my house) in Stillwater Maine has been no help resolving this problem. Contact me at jspr363@hotmail.com
Disapointed

Stoney Creek, Canada

#28 Jan 6, 2010
My parents had IKO marathon shingles installed 11 yrs ago and i have been patching them for at least the last two years after they complained of a leak. After going through all of the paper work and being promised $100 to haver a roofer remove two shingles and mail them in they came back with an offer of roughly half the shingles and $25 a bundle to have them installed.Never mind that the entire roof needs to be done and who is going to install shingles for $25 a bundle? There are lawsuits down in the states but in the mean time nothing yet in Canada that i am aware of. Anyone know of any? I'll definately NEVER use IKO again!
Melissa

Tacoma, WA

#29 Jan 7, 2010
Have any of you people tried calling the roofing company that installed you roofing they usually have a warranty on top of the manufacturers warranty. They should be able to get a much quicker response from the manufacturer. That is why there are warranties they should replace the product for free if its no good.
NeedAdvice

Brooklyn, NY

#30 Jan 18, 2010
Sorry to bother... Could anyone give me quick advice? I had a verbal agreement with a roofer to replace my roof by installing a 30 year Timberline charcoal gray shingled- roof (cash). I picked out color based on Timberline samples and we seemed clear on Timberline. My roof is 90% done and I found they used IKO Cambridge instead of GAF. I wanted GAF. We had a verbal contract for GAF. I confronted the roofer and he is not going to rip down IKO and replace with GAF. I owe balance but did not get the roof I wanted. Do I have him finish and pay in full? Do I as him to leave and balance I to get someone else to fix job? He offered to give me back the difference in $ between IKO and GAF... anyone guess as to how much that would be? I do not think that is a fair option because the price difference is likely to be much less than if I have to replace this roof in 5,10,15 years... Sorry... I have made many mistakes in this interaction and I would appreciate any advice.
carol

Courtenay, Canada

#31 Jan 19, 2010
CBC Marketplace article and video on faulty shingles (including IKO):

http://www.cbc.ca/consumer/story/2010/01/19/c...
Don M

Lindsay, Canada

#32 Feb 13, 2010
You should contact Siskinds in London Ontario. They have filed a class action against IKO and anyone associated with the manufacture and distribution of the product. I too have IKO Renaissance shingles on my seven year old home and they are badly cracked. I'm going to be contacting Siskinds to get on board because from the sounds of what I've read here, no one is having much luck exercising the manufacturer's so-called warranty.
Disapointed wrote:
My parents had IKO marathon shingles installed 11 yrs ago and i have been patching them for at least the last two years after they complained of a leak. After going through all of the paper work and being promised $100 to haver a roofer remove two shingles and mail them in they came back with an offer of roughly half the shingles and $25 a bundle to have them installed.Never mind that the entire roof needs to be done and who is going to install shingles for $25 a bundle? There are lawsuits down in the states but in the mean time nothing yet in Canada that i am aware of. Anyone know of any? I'll definately NEVER use IKO again!
Chrissy1998-

Des Moines, IA

#33 Feb 20, 2010
I live in Des Moines, Iowa.I to am having the same problem with my shingles. I purchased my home in 1998. I have sent in the 2 shingles and photos and they sent me a letter and said that they needed proof that I was the original owner. By the sound of things this will get me nowhere. I purchased my double wide manufactured home from Hart Homes, I do not know how many of yo purchased a home from them, but they seem to think that they are not responible for this problem. Can anyone give me more information about the class action lawsuits and can I become involved in them. All help is appreciated.
Judy

Sarnia, Canada

#34 Feb 22, 2010
My parents have the same problem (windsor, Ontario). Shingles installed Nov 2001 ...7 years later , cracked , curling, leakage. Only offering to cover 65 bundles out of the 105 it would take to re-shingle ( no labour or other material covered ) & you have 90 days to accept. My parents quote to replace was for just under $7000.
Found this : http://www.ikoshingleslawsuit.com/archives/10...

Class action lawsuit )Ontario & Alberta)being files against them - there is a contact link to join I believe.
Roofer 25 years

Mississauga, Canada

#35 Feb 24, 2010
If they just put on a new roof and it leaked since day one then the roof wasnt put on properly in the first place. As for your question If the roofer did his job properly you wont have to worry. If a roof leaks lets just say 5 years from when you first get your new roof put on. Thats not going to be the shingles ,from my 25 years of experience. There could be lots of little things that happened over those years. Chalking for example around chimneys after five years its 100% going to crack and there fore can let water in. and thats not the only place it goes on a roof . There is lots of stuff that can happen over the years. With that in mind it might be a good ideal for a home owner to get someone to inspect their roof say every five years. Thats just a suggestion .If you bought a brand new car would you not change the oil maybe the tires over time? a car should last for years but still needs maintenance same as a roof.
EAS

Ottawa, Canada

#36 Feb 28, 2010
I am just east of Toronto, Ontario. Purchased a home in August 2005. Basement walkout to ravine, with back of house being 3 stories up. Was on the builder about the shingles on my 30 day, 1 and 2 year Tarion warranty forms. Thought everything was okay. My brother goes up in November 2009 to clean the eavestrough, and tells be they are brittle and cracking The shingles are continuing to deteriorate. The builder tells me to go to IKO for a warranty claim. How do they propose I get 2 shingles from 3 stories up in February? I notified Tarion and they are trying to tell me that it's not a "major structural defect". Excuse me? So I am going up the chain of command, and have written to Suzanne Tiffin, the VP of Customer Service at Tarion. The next step is the Ombudsman if she doesn't deal with it. From what I can see, we should all be notifying the Ministry of Consumer and Corporate Affairs. If all of us did that the Provincial Government would have to take action. I will get a new roof, from whom I don't know, but like I advised Tarion, it is irrelevant to me who fixes this problems, just fix it!
chiliman

Dearborn, MI

#38 Mar 1, 2010
We have used The Certainteed on 2 homes without issue. The real concern for you should be the installer. Unless they are certified by Certainteed, you may not get them installed properly and that will not only potentially void the warranty but also could cause permature failure.
DarthBane

Toronto, Canada

#39 Mar 1, 2010
i live in toronto as well. I too have IKO renaissance XL shingles on my home that were installed in 2000. I am in the process of sending IKO the documents of my home construction for warranty claim. I know a class action lawsuit has been filed for Canada. If a satisfactory response is not received from IKO, I will join the lawsuit. Suskinds in Waterloo are the representative lawyers. I actually will demand full replacement. Very unhappy camper at the moment.
bubba

Portland, IN

#40 Mar 10, 2010
I have a 9 year old hart home had to replace iko shingles 2 years ago why you ask. First hart used paper under shingles. Next thay never hooked up the air intake on the furnance pipe was 20 inches from other pipe .Had to replace 10 sheets of plywwood.Had to renail all sheeting boards down to rafters.Contacted hart homes there customer service deptment offered no help thay said to contact IKO that was about as much help as asking my dog to wipe his butt with a corn cobb.I replaced with with tember line roofing now every time the wind blows over 30 mph I REPLACE ABOUT HALF A SQ the next time ill replace with metal roofing or move in a tent .I also contacted the supplyer where I got roofing and got no where there eather.
Troy

Barnesville, OH

#41 Mar 15, 2010
I have a Hart Homes Manufactured home in West/Central Indiana and my roof is just over 13 years old and I have the same problem. I have contacted a law firm in IL that has filed a class action lawsuit against IKO. My roof looks like crap. I am trying to sell my house and I can't afford a new roof right now. No job, no income. Crappy roof. DO NOT BY IKO.

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