Pitched Roofs

EcoStar - Eco Alternative to Slate Tiles

What is Viking EcoStar?

Viking EcoStar is an eco-alternative to slate roofing. Designed to emulate the look of Welsh slate, the Viking EcoStar system is half the weight of slate and is manufactured using 80% recycled materials.

The unique formulation of Viking EcoStar renders several added advantages over slate roofing whilst still offering the slate look and extensive durability.

Durability and protection

The EcoStar roof system offers durability, protection and visual appeal. For example the substrate on which it's installed provides the entire roof structure with considerably more bracing.

Viking EcoStar holds the highest impact rating a construction product can, so you home or building will be well protected. Plus they have been designed for superior UV resistance so will stand up to New Zealand harsh sun.

The feel good factor

In a world of diminishing resources, sustainable building products continue to grow in popularity. Viking Roofspec offers a unique opportunity to choose a strong and attractive roofing system while supporting the use of recycled products.

EcoStar is manufactured with an 80% recycled compound that includes rubber and polymers, from the likes of recycled car bumpers, radiator hoses and door mouldings. They are highly flexible, sustainable and environmentally friendly - including being 100% recyclable.

Light weight alternative to slate

So you want the beautiful finish of a slate roof, but not the weight. EcoStar is a lighter weight roofing finish that offers you the aesthetics of a slate roof but not the weight. In fact if can be up to half the weight of a slate roof!

Specification made easy

We have an extensive range of Specification documents, CAD details and Technical Product Information available for Viking EcoStar.

To access these goodies and more click on the link below.

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Quality Assurance

We stand behind our product and Viking EcoStar is covered by a robust 50 year Product Warranty. It is also eligible to be a part of a Viking Full System Warranty, which includes both installation and product, covered in one process. product can, so you home or building will be well protected.

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Quality Installation

With Viking Roofspec's commitment to using only Approved Applicators, homeowners and businesses know that they will get quality craftsmanship to match the integrity of its 50-year warranty.

To find an applicator near you click below.

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What substrates do we recommend for our shingles?

SuperStrand sarking is the best option as a substrate for EcoStar. It has been designed in New Zealand specifically as a substrate for shingles. It features and benefits far outweigh alternative substrates.

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Homes with Ecostar

With EcoStar you can unleash your imagination with a range of unique shapes and colours available. To show you some examples below are some photos of New Zealand homes that feature EcoStar so you can see how good they look!

Viking EcoStar - Stewart Island

Viking EcoStar - Beaver Trail Profile

Viking EcoStar emulates the look of Welsh slate with half the weight

Creating good looking roofs to tie into the design of a home

Viking EcoStar creating good looking homes

Retaining the look of a home, while reducing the weight of the roof

Colour

With colour to the core, the range of EcoStar Tiles available will allow you to create the final exterior look to your home or building that you are looking for.

This colour is Midnight Grey and it is one of the most popular in New Zealand. Check out the other colour options below.

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Profile

The final look of a roof is not just about the colour. Viking EcoStar offers 4 profiles to ensure that the roof ties into the final look of a home or building.

As a roof dominates the external look of a home or building, take the time to consider the right colour and tile profile to match your style. The house above features the Beaver profile.

Check out our Colour and Profile Chart for EcoStar by clicking on the link below.

Federal Grey

Driftwood

Black

Earth Green

Mountain Plum

Smoke Grey

Sage Green

Cedar Brown

Chestnut Brown

Technical Information

  • Light weight. EcoStar is half the weight of a concrete tile or slate roof.

  • UL Listed Class A Fire Resistance (UL790) Available

  • UL Listed class C Fire Resistance (UL790)

  • Class 4 Impact Resistance UL Listed (UL2218)

  • Nail Pull Through ASTM D 3163

  • Prolonged UV Exposure Testing ASTM G26-95

  • 175 km/h Wind Warranty available

  • 50 - Year Product Warranty

  • Made from 80% post-industrial recycled rubber and plastic

Thanks for contacting us. We will be in contact soon to discuss setting up a presentation with you. Rest assured that in working with Viking Roofspec we will assist you in choosing the right roofing or waterproofing solution to protect your (or your customer's) most important assets.

In the meantime feel free to call us on 0800 729 799.

Kind regards

The Team at Viking Roofspec

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Thanks for contacting us. We will be in contact soon to discuss your project. Rest assured that in working with Viking Roofspec we will assist you in choosing the right roofing or waterproofing solution to protect your (or your customer's) most important assets.

In the meantime feel free to call us on 0800 729 799.

Kind regards

The Team at Viking Roofspec

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