IKO Shingles - problems?
Scott from Maine

East Boothbay, ME

#42 Mar 16, 2010
I am a carpenter/roofer with 30 years experience.Used to use IKO quite a bit.Then started to encounter this recurring problem that looked like an acid bomb had exploded on the surface.This after about 10 years.It was worse on the sunny side.I've done the whole taking off shingles and mailing them in thing with ZERO results.Maybe if one was to do that before 5 years,they might get some results.In the mean time,I tell everyone that will listen to NOT buy IKO!!Pretty much every other kind is good.
Marie

Toronto, Canada

#43 Mar 19, 2010
Wow, this is scary. We almost went with IKO Architectural as we were impressed with the roofer who uses them.
Does anyone have a roofer and shingles they would recommend in the Tor area?
Gren

North York, Canada

#44 Mar 23, 2010
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.
Mar23/2010
Keswick On
I had my roof replaced Aug12/2009 replacing a
"rotten" roof.
I called them several times leaving my details on voicebox as
the person wouldnt be at their station.
This went on for 3 months without them ever answering my calls.
Jan19 I was given a name to call at IKO she gave me a claim no
and sent a survey . Its requires 7 photos in colour.
I told her thatI didnt have photos but samples
I called yesterday and was told my claim wasnt valid.
I had the new roof installed by a licenced IKO DEALER
WHO IS WILLING TO CONFIRM THE CONDITION OF SHINGLES.
When I told them who I had called last summer the reply was
well thats our busy season. If you cant get to them
in 30 days they wont cover , a catch22 or how to avoid
responsibility. This appears to be a wide spread problem.
Let the buyer beware of IKO products
Doyle Plecity

Fargo, ND

#45 Mar 29, 2010
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.
I have also the IKO shingles. Damaged by wind, curling, cracking, slpitting and causing water leakage in the house casuing damage to sheetrock ect. It hasn't even been 8 years before they started doing this. What to do?
Val Vermont

Arlington, VA

#46 Apr 1, 2010
My house is only 8 years old and I am the original owner. Carpenter noticed that my roof was bad. My shingles are warrented for 25 years.
Sent pictures, 2 shingles and paperwork back to IKO
They will settle with me for $700
Quotes for a new roof go between $7000 and $11,000
Anyone else in VT had trouble with IKO shingles.
Double L Exteriors

Oakes, ND

#47 Apr 20, 2010
Last year I built a garage for a customer who chose a lumberyard I don't use. They sent out IKO shingles and being unaware of IKO lawsuit I installed them without hesitation. I am currently re-roofing it seven months later out of my pocket with Owens Corning Duration shingles. I have hired an attorney and he has consulted with the class action lawyers. I know from experience of opening roofs that shingles that are manufactured properly will withstand what they are suppose to withstand even when you find places that roofers forgot to nail. IKO has blamed me without even testing their shingles. To this day not one of their shingles have sealed. Thirty mile an hour winds continure to blow them off daily. I will never even look at another IKO product.
Richard

United States

#48 Apr 25, 2010
I have had the same problems. I saved two bundles from when the roof was put on in 1998 that can be tested. Mine started showing signs in 2008. I would like to join a class action. Can anyone help steer me in that direction?
Thanks Iowa City, Iowa
catelyn juliano

Waltham, MA

#49 Apr 26, 2010
same thing-iko renaissance shingles installed in 98, after ten years they were literally disentegrating on my roof. extremely expensive to install in 98, too. now the roof is leaking.
JRH

Winnipeg, Canada

#50 Apr 28, 2010
Live in Winnipeg [ Canada ]. 6 year old curling already [ supposed to be 20 year shingles ]. IKO took samples and 8 months later told us they meet specifications / testing. Would like to join class action lawsuit. These SOB have made a fortune in NA and the minute they are asked to stand behind their product they bail. They must think everyone is stupid.
paul

Ontario, NY

#51 May 7, 2010
Dayna wrote:
<quoted text>
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?
Ask if you can get a quote on owens corning surnail shingles ive been roofing for 15 plus yrs and thats all i will sell. Great product never had a problem!
Gail Roldan

Cabanatuan, Philippines

#52 May 10, 2010
Hi Dayna,
Before you buy any of the those two, pls consider if it's an " ALGAE RESISTANT " Shingles., Co'z here in the Philippines it is a big matter to consider.,
Dayna wrote:
<quoted text>
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?
Gail Roldan

Cabanatuan, Philippines

#53 May 10, 2010
For me Certainteed Asphalt Shingles is better than it's competitor IKO..
Tim

London, Canada

#54 Jun 14, 2010
I have filed a claim against our 7 year old renaissance shingles. We had cracks and fissures @ 3 years but did not document... they offered us 29% of the total shingle replacement cost, no labour to remove or install. When I tried to protest the offer they won't return my calls.

Very Frustrating
Dissatisfied Too

United States

#55 Jun 16, 2010
Richard wrote:
I have had the same problems. I saved two bundles from when the roof was put on in 1998 that can be tested. Mine started showing signs in 2008. I would like to join a class action. Can anyone help steer me in that direction?
Thanks Iowa City, Iowa
My shingles are also disintigrating and would also like to join the class action suit. Mine started to do this about the 7th year thay were put on.
raymond gardella

Portland, OR

#56 Jun 28, 2010
Placed IKO shingles on a roof in Brookly Michigan 7 years ago and customer just called and complained about leaks and curled and cracked shingles. i have been told that IKO does nothing. they should be sued. the canadian govt should get involved and force restitution.
j czerniak

Ozark, MO

#57 Jul 9, 2010
Our house (and roof) is only seven years old and we have had to replace the roof already. IKO Renaissance XL (25 Yr) shingles were used. Never in a hundred years would we use their shingles again.
You buy crap, you get crap. I'm not an expert on shingles, but never in my life have I saw such junk as was on my roof. The outside two edges of the shingles started curling up, they were dry and brittle, and when you walked on them, it sounded like you were walking on a pile of crispy bacon, they just crunched and cracked.
Every roofer that came out to give us a price on a new roof said that they would never use IKO shingles.
Their warranty proceedures stink, almost like they want you to loose interest and not file a claim.
Kissee Mills, Mo 65680
IKO law suit

Milton, Canada

#58 Jul 30, 2010
Hi Dayna,
I replaced my roof with Aristocrat shingled from IKO- in 2000 they need to be replaced before the winter this yr- 2010.
I am looking for person who has filed lawsuits against IKO Individually and has settled. There is a class action suit ongoing but 3-5 yrs is too long to wait.
At this point I have found out you can go to a court an get prior settlements against a particular company or individual. I would be happy to work this out with another individual- 3-5 yrs over $200 mill the lawyers will take most and if you do the math, what will be left for the rest. May Claim # goes by the date fileed and and ends in 2028 this means I must be number 2027 in line for recently-this lawsuit is in Alberta and Ontario- as well as in 5-9 States
The company may not have the resources to compensate and 5-6000$'s per roof- I think individuals who know the prior settlements will be better off than those waiting for the class action.
If we submit individual suits they be more willing to settle out of court.
I want to wait for the offer of settlement and name the IKO corp as well as the roofer- The roofer should also offer some sort of a break on instalation- Tort law should cover this - hence the reson for info on settlements, by us poor sots who are slowly learning the ropes.
If anyone out there that can advise..........
In Markham
kevin

Welland, Canada

#59 Aug 3, 2010
I have been putting IKO shingles on roofs for over 30 yrs and now I have a claim of my own which IKO is trying to "BS" me into believing is not a warranty problem.
Telling me my Cambridge shingle are like Renaissance which have the second coating of stone on top that cracks and not an issue.
I know better and am just starting to fight for my warranty claim.
Getting material and labour costs is what I suggested in my warranty claim because my shingles are only 6 yrs old and I have been a big promoter of IKO for years. I have a lot of years left in me and if I don't get proper resolution on this claim, a whole lot of people won't buy IKO after talking to me.
Anyway , I need to hear more of the class action lawsuit in Ontario , Canada
Southwestern Ontario wrote:
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.
kevin

Welland, Canada

#60 Aug 3, 2010
Hey: Don't blame the roofer unless you can prove he knew he was selling a defective product. I am one of those installers who believed for years that IKO was the best on the market and am now
realizing I have been wrong and wronged.
I have my own claim against IKO and they are trying to screw me.
That's what 30 yrs of loyalty gets me from IKO.

IKO law suit wrote:
Hi Dayna,
I replaced my roof with Aristocrat shingled from IKO- in 2000 they need to be replaced before the winter this yr- 2010.
I am looking for person who has filed lawsuits against IKO Individually and has settled. There is a class action suit ongoing but 3-5 yrs is too long to wait.
At this point I have found out you can go to a court an get prior settlements against a particular company or individual. I would be happy to work this out with another individual- 3-5 yrs over $200 mill the lawyers will take most and if you do the math, what will be left for the rest. May Claim # goes by the date fileed and and ends in 2028 this means I must be number 2027 in line for recently-this lawsuit is in Alberta and Ontario- as well as in 5-9 States
The company may not have the resources to compensate and 5-6000$'s per roof- I think individuals who know the prior settlements will be better off than those waiting for the class action.
If we submit individual suits they be more willing to settle out of court.
I want to wait for the offer of settlement and name the IKO corp as well as the roofer- The roofer should also offer some sort of a break on instalation- Tort law should cover this - hence the reson for info on settlements, by us poor sots who are slowly learning the ropes.
If anyone out there that can advise..........
In Markham
Toronto

Toronto, Canada

#61 Aug 24, 2010
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!
We used Chateau (35 year warranty) 7 years ago when we built our house and have had curling in one area where there is a lot of water drainage. Problem to repair this area, they no longer make Chateau. Our roofer used Cambridge but the Driftwood colour is completely different than the Chateau driftwood.

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