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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.
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 protecting historical building - St Andrews Wellington
Retaining the look of a home, while reducing the weight of the roof
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.Read More
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.
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
Peel & Stick Underlay
This self-sealing waterproofing membrane for pitched roofing systems prevents moisture from ice-dams and wind driven rain in valleys and low slope areas (DDE055).
Ridge Vent Roll
Gable/Drip Edge Flashing
(DDE015 & DDE016).
32mm coil nails (DDB002).
64mm coil nails (DDB008).
Pressure sensitive two-sided tape used for fixing down tiles or to splice two sheets of rubber together (76mm x 30.4m) (SMT076V).
Viking Synthetic Underlay
25 times stronger than traditional underlays, preventing wind damage. It does not absorb water which prevents wrinkling, while the slip-resistant walking surface increases safety on the work site (93m2) (DDE053).
Butyl Step Flashings
Butyl rubber strips 300mm wide x 10m long used for detailing in critical areas under asphalt shingles (black) (SBD301 & SBD501).
Ply Nail S/S
Ridge Cap Nails S/S
45mm, 120 per coil (DDB003).