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New Warranty Program for IKO Laminates

Effective February 1, 2011, IKO will be making significant enhancements to the Limited Warranty coverage provisions for its Architectural (laminated) shingle products installed on or after February 1, 2011 in the United States and Canada. The accompanying summary page provides details concerning those changes.

Why is IKO making these changes to its Asphalt Shingle Limited Warranty?
IKO’s decision to upgrade the Limited Warranty is to remain competitive with other manufacturers’ warranty offerings.

What changes are being made to the IKO Asphalt Shingle Limited Warranty?
The accompanying documentation summarizes the changes that are being made. In general terms, for all laminated shingles, IKO will enhance its Limited Warranty Term on Owners’ single family residential homes1, upgrade the term of IKO’s Iron Clad coverage period and enhance its Wind Resistance coverage. This chart reflects the changes.



  1. For owners/structures that do not meet these criteria, see our revised Limited Warranty.
  2. See full revised Limited Warranty for complete details, terms and conditions.
  3. High Wind Application required – see revised Limited Warranty for details.

When will the new Limited Warranty be effective?
The new Limited Warranty terms will be effective February 1, 2011 for laminated shingles installed on that date or later, in the United States and Canada. New printed copies of the revised Limited Warranty will be on their way shortly.

Will these changes result in the elimination of any products?
Cambridge LT and RoofShake 40 are still available while inventories last, but will not be continued after the inventory is depleted. Instead, a common standard Cambridge product will take their place. IKO believes that this will benefit you, the customer, who will have available a simplified product offering from IKO. IKO will continue to stand behind our Cambridge LT and RoofShake 40 products with the enhanced Limited Warranty.

What changes is IKO making to their actual laminated product?
None. This is a response to a marketing move by the competition. The laminated shingle products carry a long track record of proven performance and durability. Cambridge shingles were already manufactured to the highest standards and are amongst the heaviest laminated shingles offered by any manufacturer in our industry.

What about IKO’s 3-tab shingles?
IKO’s 3-tab shingles are not affected by these Limited Warranty changes, which apply only to laminated products.

Will there be changes to the ShieldPro+TM warranty as well?
ShieldPro+TM warranty coverage will be updated to reflect these upgrade changes to the Limited Warranty.

Is there new product information available to reflect these changes?
We are in the process of producing new sales, marketing and product information materials containing the updated Limited Warranty information, and will have them available.

Does the new Limited Warranty apply to my existing stock of laminated products?
Yes, IKO will honor the new Limited Warranty terms for laminated shingles installed in the United States or Canada on or after February 1, 2011, including existing laminates currently in your inventory. New production will eventually contain revised packaging to reflect the changes we are implementing. There will not be a “DO NOT MIX” situation created by these changes. Cambridge LT and RoofShake 40 qualify for the Lifetime Limited Warranty upgrades.

IKO 2011 LIMITED WARRANTY ENHANCEMENTS!
Effective for IKO’s Architectural (laminated) Shingles applied on or after February 1, 2011
in the United States and Canada

For full details, terms and conditions, please refer to the new Limited Warranty document, available at
www.IKO.com

Upgrade to Lifetime Limited Warranty
IKO will provide a Lifetime Limited Warranty for the following Architectural (laminated) shingles installed on an Owner’s single family residential home: Cambridge 30, Cambridge 30 AR, Royal Estate, RoofShake 40, Armourshake, Grandeur, Cambridge LT and Crowne Slate. For the Limited Warranty Term for these IKO shingles installed on non-Owner homes or for commercial, apartment, church, condominium or other non-single family residential homes, see our revised Limited Warranty.

Iron Clad Protection Upgrade The Iron Clad protection period for these laminated shingles will be upgraded from 5 to 15 years.

Wind Warranty Upgrade
For these laminated shingles: The Limited Wind Resistance Warranty will be upgraded from 10 years to 15 years. Limited Wind Resistance Warranty coverage increased to 110 mph (177 km/hr)1 Limited High Wind Resistance Warranty Upgrade to 130 mph (210 km/hr)1,2
Meets ASTM Standards:
ASTM D3161 - Class F
ASTM D7158 - Class H
  1. See Limited Warranty for complete terms, conditions, and application requirements.
  2. High Wind Application is required - see Limited Warranty.


Clarification of Owner “Owner” means the individual owner(s) of the single family residential home at the time the Shingles were installed on that home. If you purchase a new residence from the builder of the home and are the first person to live in it, IKO will consider you to be the Owner, even though the Shingles have already been installed.

2011 Phase-in of updated wrappers As inventory of these shingles are used up, IKO will change the wrappers to reflect the new Limited Warranty terms.

Shingle name changes Names of the following shingles will change:
  • Cambridge 30 to Cambridge
  • Cambridge 30AR to Cambridge AR
  • Cambridge LT and RoofShake 40 will be discontinued after inventory is depleted.


Updated Marketing Material Printed and on-line marketing materials will be available soon.

Cambridge Product –These Limited Warranty enhancements and product name changes do not create a “Do Not Mix” situation.

The Cambridge product has not changed. Cambridge shingles were already manufactured to the highest standards and are amongst the heaviest laminated shingles offered by any manufacturer in our industry.

Royal Estate Product - These Limited Warranty enhancements do not create a “Do Not Mix” situation.

Marathon Products - No change to the Limited Warranty terms for this product line.
3. See Limited Warranty for transferability rights, limitations, terms and conditions.

Certificate of Lifetime Limited Warranty
A certificate is available for consumers who want written confirmation of these Limited Warranty enhancements. It will not be necessary to provide this published certificate to receive the Limited Warranty enhancements. Shingles installed prior to February 1, 2011 are not eligible for the Limited Warranty enhancements.

Notes:
  1. Owner means the individual owner(s) of the single family residential home at the time that the shingles were installed on that home. See Limited Warranty for certain transfer rights and limitations.
  2. This Lifetime Limited Warranty enhancement applies only to the following Architectural (laminated) Shingles: Cambridge 30, Cambridge 30 AR, Royal Estate or RoofShake 40. The enhancement does not apply to Marathon shingles.
  3. Further limitations, terms and conditions apply. See our revised Limited Warranty for complete terms and conditions.
  4. This Limited Warranty enhancement only applies to IKO shingles purchased and installed in the United States and to IKO shingles purchased and installed in Canada.




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