Asphalt Shingle Roofing System Advantages

Asphalt Roof Shingles Advantages
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Colour Choice

IKO asphalt roof shingles are available in a variety of naturally inspired colours that complement the Australian environment.


Cost competitive to all roofing materials. Easy installation allows reduced building time (less open time during re-roofing) and therefore saves on labor costs.

Energy Efficient

The complete asphalt shingle roofing system provides reduced heating and cooling expenses.

Light Weight

The lighter weight and high bracing factor of the asphalt shingle roofing system contributes to a lighter but stronger frame. The shingle system weighs 18kg/m2 (asphalt shingle, felt underlay and plywood) as opposed to 54kg m2 for concrete tiles and 58kg m2 Terracotta.

Track Record

Over 80% of homes in the USA use asphalt roofing materials.


IKO Asphalt Roof shingles will withstand varying Australian weather conditions. Some shingles are wind resistant up to 177km/hour ASTM D3161. All asphalt roofing shingles resist severe exposure to fire providing a Class A fire rating.

Rust Free

The asphalt shingle roofing system offers a totally rust free solution.


The flexible nature of asphalt roofing shingles allows for easy application to curved and organic roof planes.


Easily repaired if damaged, low maintenance.


The asphalt shingle roof system is ideal for replacement of existing roofs due to the low weight factors, the speed of installation, and lower costs resulting from limited and nominal waterproofing requirements.


Soundproofing qualities are enhanced due to the plywood substrate.


20 – 40 year international manufacturing warranty.

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