Three-tab asphalt shingles are an affordable roofing solution that works with most home styles and roofing slopes. Roofing manufacturer IKO® offers Marathon™ Plus AR, a three-tab shingle product that balances cost with quality. Residential roof replacement contractor Genesis Roofing shares a look at this exceptional residential roofing system.
Why Choose Three-Tab Asphalt Shingles?
Three-tab asphalt shingles are often dismissed as “basic” or “entry-level,” but the truth is, when installed as a part of a complete roofing system, it can be on par with other roofing systems in terms of protection, aesthetics and energy performance. From an installation standpoint, three-tab asphalt has the advantage of a shorter installation time, which can be a critical factor in certain conditions.
IKO Marathon Plus AR
Genesis Roofing is proud to offer IKO Marathon Plus AR to homeowners in Iowa who need an affordable and durable roofing option. When you choose IKO Marathon Plus AR, you get the following advantages:
Reinforced Fasteners — IKO Marathon Plus AR features IKO Fastlock™ sealant strips, a reinforcing adhesive strip activated by heat from the sun. It reinforces the fasteners and helps improve wind resistance. This helps reduce the likelihood of your roof requiring roof leak repair after a storm.
Color Blends — Three-tab shingles are usually available in solid colors. IKO Marathon Plus AR, on the other hand, is available in sophisticated color blends that you would normally see on laminate or “architectural” shingles.
Algae Resistance — Black streaks on asphalt shingles are caused by blue-green algae (Gloeocapsa magma). While it doesn’t significantly affect roofing performance, it makes a roof look unattractive and is hard to remove. IKO Marathon Plus AR contains algae-fighting granules that help prevent algae growth.
UV Resistance — IKO Marathon Plus AR also contains UV-resistant granules that help slow down roof degradation and fading from exposure to sunlight.
Exceptional Warranty — IKO Marathon Plus AR is protected by a limited manufacturer warranty up to 25 years, five years more than standard three-tab shingle warranties.
IKO Marathon Plus AR is so versatile that it can also be used for applications such as gazebos, tool sheds and dog houses.
Genesis Roofing is your leading provider of roof installation and storm damage restoration. Give us a call at (515) 200-1973 or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in Clive, IA, and surrounding areas.