Types of Roofing Materials – Asphalt Shingles Roof Systems

Alternative roof material

Alternative Types of Roofing Materials to Traditional Roof Tiles and Corrugated Metal

Asphalt roofing shingles are new alternative types of roofing materials. These lightweight roofing materials offer strength, durability and between 30 – 40-year warranties. The versatility of asphalt roofing gives you protection to your home all year round, with the ability to face harsh Australian conditions. Asphalt roofing shingles are installed onto 12mm marine grade plywood roofing sheets providing increased structural integrity to the entire building. Unlike heavier roofing materials like ceramic and slate tiles, asphalt roofing can be laid at almost any angle from 9.5-degree pitch to vertical.

Alternative Roofing Materials
Alternative Types of  Roofing Materials to Traditional Roof Tiles and Corrugated Metal


Builders and roofing specialists can fit asphalt roofing shingles with ease. Handy homeowners are installing asphalt shingles in no time, saving you money on hiring additional contractors. Australian asphalt shingles are suitable for all roofing projects from home and industrial buildings to backyard sheds and gazebos. Asphalt roofing shingles can withstand severe heat exposure. If you are living in a rural high fire risk area, rest assured knowing your asphalt roof won’t catch alight from stray ambers during the summer’s unfortunate bush fires season.

Traditional roofing materials like ceramic tile roofing and shingle roofing are common in contemporary homes. However, the harsh Australian conditions do irreparable damage to brittle materials. Ideally, homeowners are looking for a roof that is inexpensive, low maintenance and durable, with the ability to last the life of the home.

With the rise of electricity and necessary living costs, many builders and homeowners are looking for building and roofing material alternatives that have environmental benefits that can also save them money. Different roofing materials will have their advantages and drawbacks. However, like many building materials, investing in quality products can save you money in the long term.

Built to handle extreme weather conditions you won’t be replacing fallen, chipped, discoloured or broken tiles at any time. Shingles offer a clean, high-quality look at an affordable price – asphalt tiles are a durable option. Adaptable to many applications and super simple to install, the versatility and durability of asphalt tiles make them the most cost-effective roofing solution guaranteed to last the longest.

For more information, contact The Shingle Roofing Australia for a Free roofing estimate. Call 0413 742 745 and secure the quality and value of your home today.