Roofing Materials – Asphalt Shingles.
Asphalt Shingle Roofing Materials Company has the most extensive range of American shingles in Australia. Our IKO range of shingles has 30 Year and Limited Lifetime warranties. We stock shingles that resemble the natural beauty of slate or wooden shakes. An American shingle system beautifies and protects your home against inclement weather. Both long-lasting and cost-effective, our roofing supplies will suit most roofs or wall cladding applications. To see what our complete range of IKO asphalt roof supplies will look like on your house, try our new Shingle Roofing Materials, Viewer Tool.
On This Page:
- Discover the benefits of Asphalt Shingles.
- How much do roof shingles cost?
- Which asphalt shingle should I choose?
- DIY product.
- IKO Corporation Worldwide.
- We have an extensive range available here in Australia.
- Shingle system explained.
- IKO is North Americas No. 1 export Company.
- Colours and styles.
Asphalt Shingle Roofing Material Benefits.
- Very cost-effective. A fraction of the price of other options like natural stone tiles, slates or real wood shakes.
- Asphalt/bitumen shingles are fast and easy to install.
- Variety. Large assortment of naturally inspired colours, sizes and pattern designs.
- We stock wooden shingle/shake looking profiles.
- Unbeatable bracing qualities due to the structural plywood insulated roofing sheets.
- Walk-on the roof with no damage, due to the Structural plywood insulated roofing sheets.
- An excellent product for new builds.
- They are used as a replacement of metal, tiles or virtually any roofing material.
- DIY roof supplies in Australia – FREE measure and quotes.
- Suitable roof materials for ‘Low Slope’ pitches above 9.5 degrees.
- 210km/hr wind ratings for the Cambridge shingle.
- A shingle system provides excellent soundproofing.
- Insulation roofing with structural plywood roofing sheets.
- This system provides a ventilated attic space.
- Suitable for wall cladding applications.
- Very lightweight products
How much do shingle roof materials cost?
Roof shingles are a very cost-competitive roofing product with the other mainstream roofing supplies in Australia, including tiles and metal. Shingles are considerably cheaper than Terracotta tiles, Western Red Cedar Shakes, Natural Slates and Thatching. Shingles can be several times less expensive than these roof options. Shingle roofing material cost will be between $20 – $40m² depending on the style and type. The Asphalt shingle cost is directly related to the warranty period.
A relative foolproof way to determine the quality of shingle roof materials is by measuring the thickness and weight. Heavier shingle roof materials mean more asphalt used in production. More asphalt means a longer lifespan and higher cost price.
Types of American Roofing Shingles
The two main types of shingles are three-tab and dimensional. Dimensional shingles are also Laminated or Architectural, designed to resemble natural wooden shakes. The three-tab shingle is a traditional style made to resemble slate tile roofing materials.
Laminated / Architectural / Dimensional Shingles
A high-end dimensional shingle mimics the look of real cedar shakes or natural slates. Unlike these products, there is no high cost and ongoing upkeep. Both options are suitable for the Australian climate. The laminated shingle provides superior protection against strong winds – up to 210km/hr. The Marathon range rates at 105km/hr with a standard nailing pattern.
IKO also offers an ULTRA premium range of shingle roofing materials. These multi-laminated shingles come with Limited Lifetime warranties and the highest impact rating. The Crown Slate, Royal Estate and ArmourShake provide many decades of life and give your home a unique look. For a WOW factor, the ULTRA premium range is unbeatable in both style and quality.
An Excellent DIY Roofing Material
As a DIY product, the asphalt/bitumen shingle system is hard to beat. Installation is fast and easy, with no experience necessary. Planning a new outdoor structure can be a little daunting. Visit this handy roof supplies framing calculation website, enter your project details and be rewarded with a full and detailed set of plans. You can use these plans to let your council know what you are planning. It also becomes a shopping list for your framing timber supplies and plywood roofing sheets.
Provide the measurements of your project, and we will work out precisely what roofing supplies you need, including roof sheets, Synthetic underlay and shingle. We then send the kit with an exact amount of materials required. The DIY roofing materials guide is available to provide a detailed resource to help you with the installation.
A standard size gazebo is a weekend job, due to the easy installation process. Only standard tools needed, found in most backyard sheds, and the savings can be considerable. Our light-weight products are sent around Australia cheaply and easily.
IKO Shingle Roof Material | Worldwide Market Leaders
We are the Australian distributors and suppliers of IKO’s roofing material. IKO is the largest supplier of shingle roofing and related products Worldwide. Their range of roof supplies is rated the best available. IKO’s range of shingles have the thickest fibre-glass mat, heaviest bitumen coating and most tightly packed ceramic granules all combining to produce class-leading performance. The IKO range of shingles weighs considerably more than the competition which confirms the dense layer of asphalt. This thick asphalt layer is what provides shingles with their long life. These elements create the best roof supplies available Worldwide.
All IKO shingles have algae-resistant copper granules included that inhibit the growth of moss and algae. Algae can cause discolouration and unattractive black streaks.
Roofing Supplies for Australian Homes
Shingle roofs will complement most pitched residential designs, from modern Architectural to classic. You can apply our cladding supplies on vertical walls and as low as 9.5 degrees pitch. We have been building roofs for 15 years in Australia. At last count over 500 shingle roofs in Melbourne, over in Perth, up in the Northern Territory, throughout Brisbane and the Gold Coast and Sydney, Adelaide and Canberra. The roofs we built up to 15 years ago are still in excellent condition handling Australia’s weather with ease.
The Shingle System
The main elements of a shingle system are Structural plywood sheets, Underlay and the shingles themselves. This combination is both lightweight and extremely strong. Gone are the days of cracking tiles or damaging metal roofs.
A single roof is incredibly durable and long-lasting. You can walk on it without causing damage due to the structural plywood roofing sheets. Access is a real benefit when you need to inspect your roof, clean out your gutters or move the TV aerial etc. Installing skylights is also relatively simple with the shingles and underlay providing the overlap required over the skylight flashing.
The typical steep slope roofs on American homes create a real showpiece. The roof provides up to 30% of your homes ‘curb appeal’ so your style choice is critical. Your personal choice of colour and style will reflect your taste and personality and add value to your home. Shingles provide an Architectural and unobtrusive look complementing most home designs. The finished look is very different from Colorbond corrugated metal roofs or the rather in-your-face look of tiles.
Colours and Styles of Shingle Roofs
You can choose from a broad range of colours. American homes have very natural tones like Weatherwood, Driftwood or Earthtone Cedar. Some of the more traditional and popular colour options are Dual Black, Harvard Slate or Charcoal Grey. Most will have colour blending technology which creates some spectacular looking roofs. The textured finish on these shingles diffuses the light creating a very subtle and attractive finish.
Call your asphalt shingle material expert for some advice or to arrange a quote.