Copper Roof Shingles has launched a new range of copper and asphalt roofing shingles to Australia from Italy.  

Manufactured by Tegola Canadese, asphalt shingles are superior to commonly used roofing materials in Australia such as corrugated iron and concrete tiles that fade within 10 years. Asphalt roof shingles will not fade because the granules are made from basalt that does not absorb water and will not deteriorate.  

The granules are dyed using a special high temperature process that ensures the shingles are colourfast while protecting the bitumen layers below from UV rays and safeguarding the shingles against deterioration over time.  

The asphalt roofing shingles are manufactured by Tegola Canadese using a special bitumen material from Venezuela called ‘Tia-Juana’, which offers excellent resistance to UV rays and daily temperature changes.  

Additionally, Tegola Canadese uses a heavier fibreglass reinforcement offering more tear resistance in high wind conditions. These asphalt roofing shingles can also be walked on safely.  

Asphalt shingles are commonly used in North America with over 85% of American homes having installed these roofing products.  

Tegola Canadese is a leading manufacturer of asphalt shingle roofs in Europe, producing over 80,000m² of shingles every day at their facility in Vittorio, Italy.  

Key features of Tegola Canadese asphalt roofing shingles:  

  • Requires no maintenance 
  • Easy to inspect with non-slip surface 
  • Suitable for all types of climates 
  • Resists freezing conditions; tested at -70ºC   
  • Resists heat; tested to +90ºC 
  • Waterproof material 
  • Withstands wind speeds of 170 km per hour 
  • Not affected by environmental pollution 
  • Ideal choice for coastal regions 
  • Resists sudden temperature changes 
  • Resists heavy rain and hail 
  • Resists intruders 
  • Can be used successfully on any roof shape or size 
  • Can be installed on 10º to 90º roof pitch 
  • Noiseless in rain or hail conditions unlike metal roofs 
  • Zero condensation, prevents rust 
  • At approximately 20kg/m², reduces load bearing structures 
  • Can also be installed on walls as featured facades 
  • DIY installation; does not require a licensed installer