There’s a reason why asphalt shingles remain popular among homeowners. They require little maintenance and are simple to install, therefore boasting lower installation costs. However, asphalt shingles aren’t without their disadvantages. Luckily, manufacturers have begun introducing features that counter asphalt shingles’ typical weaknesses.
If you’re not familiar with any of the brands on the market, IKO® is known for its Marathon™ Plus AR shingles. The roofing contractors at Classic Remodeling Corp elaborate on its benefits below.
Stronger Bonding to Resist With Wind Uplift
Wind uplift is a common problem for homeowners. Gale force winds lift shingles upwards, creating an opening through which water can infiltrate your roof. This starts a chain peeling effect, eventually resulting in shingles completely being dislodged. This is why Marathon™ Plus AR shingles come with IKO Fastlock™ sealant strips. Fastlock strips, when activated by heat from the sun, create a bond that’s stronger than your usual sealant strip.
Apart from being your home’s first line of defense against the elements, your roof is also one of the visible parts of your exterior and therefore plays a large role in determining your curb appeal. With Marathon Plus AR Shingles, you won’t have to worry about your design options. IKO uses an exclusive, advanced color blending technology to bind unique color blends to UV-resistant shingles.
Speaking of curb appeal, algae is another common roofing issue. While they’re not an immediate threat, these unsightly black stains can drastically lower your curb appeal. However, thanks to Marathon Plus AR’s built-in algae resistance, algae stains won’t be a problem.
Hiring the Right Contractor
If you’re planning to install Marathon Plus AR shingles, make sure your roofing contractor has enough experience. That way, you’ll get to enjoy all of its benefits.
One more thing: make sure to check their certifications. You can gauge a contractor’s competence by the number of accreditations they’ve received.
Classic Remodeling Corp is a contractor with an A-plus rating from the Better Business Bureau® and more than five decades’ of experience in the industry. We offer a wide range of roofing services, including roof repair and installation services. To get a free estimate, call us at (201) 487-1666 or leave us a message here. We serve homeowners in Hackensack, NJ.