Roof Restoration (Painting) V’s Roof Replacement

Roof painting is a prevalent choice in Melbourne and throughout Australia. This can improve the look of your old roof tiles and possibly add value to your home. The downside is that generally roof coating is easy to spot, looking a little unnatural, and most people realize the old brittle tiles remain underneath.

The roof painting will need to be re-done every few years. Several thousand dollars every few years quickly adds up, and the real cost of roof painting or roof restoration needs to be considered.


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Roof painting starting to peel off.


Can Roof Painting Stand up to Australia’s Harsh Climate

The roof is a harsh and fully exposed part of your home. The paint is subject to extreme winds, blistering heat and harsh fading UV rays not to mention acid rain and large hail storms. It is a big ask for the paint to stand up to these punishing elements, year upon year. The roof coating on a metal roof is baked on at the factory not just applied with a spray gun.


Roof Replacement
Roof Painting or Roof Replacement with Asphalt Shingles


Asphalt Shingle Roofing Company can replace an old tiled roof or metal roof with a brand new American shingle roofing system complete with 30-year manufacturers warranties. The lightweight system can replace any style of the roof with no costly strengthening of the roof frame required. There are no exposed metal valleys and large flashing’s that will rust over time.

When you consider the hidden costs of roof painting, a new asphalt shingle roof is a much cheaper option. The new shingle roof will really stand out from the masses of roof tiles and Colorbond.  It also adds considerable value to this often neglected part of the house. Call us for a free shingle roof replacement or some expert advice.

Types of Roofing Materials – Asphalt Shingles Roof Systems

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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 Asphalt Shingle Roofing Company for a Free roofing estimate. Call 0413 742 745 and secure the quality and value of your home today.

A Roof Material That Battles The Australian Climate

Roof shingles undergo stress and abuse like no other building material. A necessity to any building, the roof and the materials in which it is constructed affects the wellbeing and appearance of your property. Choosing the right roofing products should result in peak performance against harsh Australian weather extremes, protecting your home all year round. However, not applying a suitable roofing product can cost you, perhaps not immediately but within 5 to 10 years or after significant weather damage. Asphalt Shingle Roofing.


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IKO Cambridge Weatherwood Wooden Shake Like Shingle – Rustic Look

 Asphalt Roof Shingles Complement other Building Materials

Roofing products and Roofing Installation plays a valuable role in the overall design of your home. Typically, your roofing products should complement the other building materials and landscape of your home with the style, shape, texture and colour of your roofing material design.

Asphalt Roofing Shingles are a popular solution when it comes to finding roofing products that can battle the extreme heat, cyclonic winds and torrential rain of Australia’s unpredictable climate. Come rain, hail or shine asphalt roofing shingles are the lightweight, energy-conserving, cost-efficient alternative to traditional roofing products. Able to withstand severe heat and exposure to fire, bitter cold and 177km/hr winds, complete water resistance, Australian Asphalt Shingles are suitable for any roofing project.

So when choosing roofing products for a new home, renovation, home addition, pergola, covered patio, outdoor gazebo or small project consider the versatility and durability (as well as the aesthetic appeal) of Asphalt Roofing Shingles. The Asphalt Shingle Roofing Company has a style, colour and design to suit any home and budget. For more information on how to implement Asphalt Shingles into your home or project visit roofing material supply or call 0413 742 745.

American Shingles > Premium Roof Supplies Australia

American shingles are the practical choice in roofing materials throughout Australia. Consider American shingles from the Asphalt Shingle Roofing Company, leaders and professionals in the business. They specialise in American shingles, which are the ideal type of roofing if you’re looking for durability, strength and practicality, as well as a more attractive type of roof.

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” American shingles “Slate style” roofing materials


American shingles are especially ideal for Australian homes, as they can easily protect against the harsh climate and conditions, yet they are still lightweight. With a high resistance of fire, the roof tiles enhance the safety of your home, and with complete water resistance, you can rest assured that you’ll be protected from leaking and other water-related incidents. When building a home or re-tiling a roof, don’t settle for less than you deserve. Your roof should be made up of roofing materials of the highest standard in both safety, quality, appearance and more:

  • Range of colours to choose from
  • Affordable
  • Energy efficient
  • Easy to have installed DIY install and supply
  • Lightweight
  • Rust free – guaranteeing that your roof will last a long time

To find out more or to receive a free roofing material quote, contact the American Shingle roofing materials experts.

ASRC Roofing Melbourne Suppliers of American Shingles

At ASRC, we are dedicated to providing Melbourne roofing home and business owners with the very best in roofing materials. We provide roofing supplies and the very best in Asphalt roof materials across Melbourne.

The building, renovating or replacing your roof then you need to talk to us about all our Melbourne roofing options.


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roof shingles roofing materials suppliers new roof replacement roof restoration DIY


We provide the very best asphalt roofing shingles to Melbourne home and business owners at very competitive pricing. Our range, warranty and advantages far outway traditional tiled or Colorbond roofing options.

Talk with Melbourne roofing supplies expert today talk with ASRC the Roof Shingles Australia as we are serious about roofing Melbourne from the city to the country.

Roof Materials | Asphalt Shingles Australia.

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 roofing materials will look like on your house, try our new Shingle Roofing Materials Viewer.


On This Page:
  1. Discover the benefits of Asphalt Shingles.
  2. How much do roof shingles cost?
  3. Which asphalt shingle should I choose?
  4. DIY roof material.
  5. IKO Corporation roofing supplies Worldwide.
  6. We have an extensive roofing shingles range available here in Australia.
  7. Laminated / Dimensional/ Architectural roof shingles.
  8. Ultra-premium roofing shingles.
  9. Shingle roof system explained.
  10. Green Environmental credentials of shingle roof systems.
  11. IKO is North Americas No. 1 export roofing supply Company.
  12. Colours and styles.
  13. Areas We Serve.


Roofing Supplies
American Shingle Materials in Australia

Asphalt Shingle Roofing Material Benefits.

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. Shingle roofing material will cost 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 shingle roof materials’ quality 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.

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Types of American Roof 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 Roofing 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.

Ultra-Premium Shingles

IKO also offers an ULTRA premium range of shingle roof 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.

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Asphalt Roof Shingles
American Shingles

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 calculation, 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 roof 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 roof material 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.

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Asphalt Shingle
Dual Black Three-Tab Option

IKO Shingle Roof Materials | 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 has a super-strong fibre-glass mat, thick bitumen coating and most tightly packed ceramic granules combined to produce class-leading performance. The IKO range of shingles weighs considerably more than the competition which confirms the dense layer of asphalt shingle. This thick asphalt shingle 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.

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Roofing Supplies for Australian Homes

Shingle roofs will complement most pitched residential roofs, from modern Architectural to classic. You can apply shingles as cladding on vertical walls and low slope roofs, as low as 9.5 degrees pitch.

We have been building roofs for 15 years in Australia. At last count over 500 shingle roofs. The roofs we have built up to 15 years ago are still in excellent condition handling Australia’s weather with ease.

Roofing Materials
Cambridge Dual Black Shingle.

 The Shingle Roof 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, move the TV aerial etc. Installing skylights is also relatively simple with the shingles and underlay providing the overlap required over the skylight flashing.

Green Environmental Credentials of Shingle Roofs

  • Asphalt shingle roofing material is made from bitumen and granules and recycled to make pavements and roads.
  • The insulated plywood roof sheets store CO² for the life of the building. These roof supplies take CO² out of the atmosphere.
  • The lightweight roof system requires less structure/mass in the home build aiding the environment.
  • IKO has a range of “Cool Colours” which keep the heat down saving on energy costs.
  • IKO use recycled content in the manufacturing process of their asphalt shingles.
  • The shingle system is used extensively in areas where earthquakes are prone. This system weighs up to 6 times less than roof tiles or Slates; shingles are a much safer roofing material alternative.
  • The structural plywood insulated roof sheets brace the roof and provide a protective layer from falling trees etc.
  • A shingle roof system involves a full ventilation system. This includes inlet ventilation near the gutter and outlet ventilation at the ridge. This eliminates problems caused by moisture build-up, including mould/mildew, wood rot and damaging insects.
  • Due to the plywood insulated roofing, your roof space can be utilised as an attic for storage or an extra room for the kids.

Areas we serve

Asphalt shingle roofing materials Australia will supply or supply and install your our American roofing supplies Australia wide. This includes: –

  • Victoria
  • New South Wales
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Western Australia
  • ACT
  • Tasmania.

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Call your asphalt shingle roofing material for some advice or to arrange a quote.

Consider Affordable Shingle Roofing Supplies

What will my roofing cost? Designing a house and looking for roofing options. Does your roofing need a revamp? On a budget? Your answer is cost-effective shingle roofing.

For affordable roofing options.  Asphalt Shingle Roofing uses nothing less than the highest quality roofing materials, ensuring that your roofing is durable and long-lasting throughout the years.

Shingle roofing is a stylish choice these days, leaving you with a prestigious looking roof.  It has many advantages such as rust-free, lightweight, energy-efficient and cost-effective!  What more could you want?

Not to mention that there are a variety of different colours to choose from, plus, you have the choice of either getting ARSC to install it, or save yourself more money by choosing the DIY roofing option


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Save on roofing cost price with DIY roofing.


ARSC take pride in what they do and will execute any project set in front of them.  Having the customer’s satisfaction as their priority, Asphalt Shingle Roofing Company is a business you can trust.  Choose Asphalt Shingle Roofing Company as your roofing specialists today! Give their friendly team a call on 1300 766 374, or visit them at Lowe Street Mount Eliza Victoria by appointment.