Asphalt Roof Shingles – An Affordable Roofing Solution

Affordable roofing costs prices that look fantastic and increase home values

If you are looking for affordable roofing costs materials that not only look great but will last the test of time then you need to consider roof shingles they make the ideal alternative when it comes to a long-lasting hard-wearing low maintenance roof materials. Make your home look great and increase your home’s value with the ultimate home roof.


IKO Marathon Dual Black White Lodge Court Melbourne Victoria Australia
IKO Marathon Dual Black White Lodge Court Melbourne Victoria Australia


For many years American and European home owners have been using asphalt shingles on their homes, pergolas and gazebos and now many Australian home owners are making the same choice. Talk with Richard today to find out more on asphalt roof shingles and the benefits they hold for you as a home owner.  Richard 0413 742 745

Asphalt shingle systems continue to impress the building trade

Asphalt roof shingles systems are continuing to prove a popular choice with builders and home owners throughout Australia. The material has already established itself in the US market, with over 80 percent of homes using asphalt roofing materials. As we share a similar climate over here in Australia, people are beginning to sit up and take notice of the benefits that asphalt shingles provide to their homes.

Asphalt shingle roofing systems are designed to withstand the varying elements of the Australian climate. They are also a rust free alternative to many other roofing materials, and are available in a wide range of naturally sourced colours, complementing our diverse Australian environment.Asphalt shingles are considered to be an extremely durable material. This is backed up by its extreme resistance to fire – giving it a class ‘A’ fire rating, which will come as a huge comfort to home owners with family in mind.
The application of asphalt shingles roofing is simple to carry out, which creates a significant reduction in labour costs. Its overlapping design also provides a reliable waterproofing solution. The minimal water absorption makes the shingles safe against any frost, which often arises due to cold mornings. It is a lightweight material, which means any dead loads on your roof are reduced.

Asphalt roof shingles system
Installing the Plywood Base for The Asphalt Shingle Roofing System


Another positive aspect of asphalt roofing is the low maintenance it provides. Any damages throughout the life of the product are easily repaired. The strips used to create the roof have mineral granules embedded into the material. A sure sign that these strips need replacing is when you find these granules have washed away. A handy tip when replacing shingles is to ensure you carry out the work on a warm day. The heat makes the strips more flexible, which reduces the risk of them cracking.

Asphalt shingles roofing continues is rapid growth as the most popular roofing material used on residential homes today. For more information on this particular roofing material, as well as other common materials, please visit our Advantages area, located in the Roofing Materials section of the website.