The Superior Asphalt Shingle Look

Whether building a new home, renovating an existing one or simply replacing an old roof, choosing the right roofing solution is one of the most important decisions that can be made. A roof provides protection from the weather to create a safe home and stand the test of time.

Asphalt shingles are a popular choice among many home owners who enjoy the diverse benefits they offer from aesthetics to superior performance. Viking Roofspec offers a range of CertainTeed asphalt shingles.

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What are Asphalt Shingles?

An Asphalt shingles roof is completely waterproof and highly durable. Asphalt is one of the most widely used waterproofing materials in the world.

CertainTeed asphalt shingles are composed of a strong fibre-glass mat base. Asphalt is applied over this and ceramic-coated mineral granules are embedded in the water-resistant asphalt. These ceramic granules provide the wide colour range for the shingle as well as the UV resistance.

The underside of the shingles is coated with fine sand and the 'toe' of each shingle has intermittent strips of self-bonding, heat-activated adhesive.


Temperature and UV Resistance

Ice dam technology and multiple overlapping shingle layers ensure a Viking CertainTeed Shingle roof can endure the greatest temperature extremes.

Additionally, their natural stone finish as well as fibreglass reinforcing, provide exceptional UV resistance. These really are a couple of the great benefits of shingles.


Proven performance

Viking CertainTeed Shingles have been developed over the last century using rigorous, scientific testing in some of the world's toughest environments.

Being appraised (and having been installed in New Zealand for the last 25 years and on over 190 million houses worldwide), you can be sure they will withstand the most extreme of New Zealand conditions.

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Lightweight roof

Viking CertainTeed offer a strong and lightweight roofing solution. They are less than half the weight of a concrete tile roof.

The most obvious benefit of a lightweight roofing system, such as CertainTeed asphalt shingles, is the lower building costs as you don't have to pay for the extra structural requirements necessary for a heavyweight roofing system. This has the added benefit of putting less stress on the building.

Warm in winter, Cool in Summer

Roof ventilation is an important element of a home's design. Without effective ventilation, excess heat and humidity can render costly consequences, such as damp, mould and rot.

The Viking CertainTeed system uses a proprietary ridge vent offering the most efficient low-profile ventilation system in the market. Its external baffle design 'pulls' air out of the roof from both sides of the ridge, ensuring your home benefits from correct ventilation in both summer and winter.


Water Potability

Viking CertainTeed asphalt shingles meet the AS/NZS 4020 testing of products for use in contact with drinking water standard. So they comply with the New Zealand Building Code's (G12) potability clause.

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Wind Resistance

100 years of development in extreme conditions has led to Viking CertainTeed Shingles being warranted for wind resistance up to 205km/h (well above 175km/h, which is the classification for a very high wind zone).

We commonly use Viking CertainTeed shingles in the Pacific Islands on the likes of resorts due to their high performance in winds, salt and heat.


Peace of Mind

Viking CertainTeed Shingles offer a range of product warranties from 20 to 50 years.

Viking products can only be installed by a Viking Approved Applicator. This is all about taking care of the detail and working with our team of professional, trained applicators to ensure that a watertight finish is achieved.

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Specification made easy

We have an extensive range of Specification documents, CAD details, Product Technical Statement and an BRANZ certificate available on our Cad & Resources section.

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Safe and Secure

The structural integrity of Viking roofing products is enhanced through the installation of a plywood substrate. This durable and light-weight substrate braces the building and negates the need for extra structural requirements for heavy-weight roofing materials.

With some CertainTeed profiles being less than 20kg per m2 (including the plywood), there is less pressure on the integrity of the building, compared to a concrete or slate tile, which can be around 40kg per m2.

Viking shingles also deliver a superior watertight finish as they are double-lapped and applied on top of a watertight, bituminous underlay barrier.


Protection and durability

With extensive product warranties of up to 50 years, BRANZ appraised CertainTeed asphalt shingles form the perfect lightweight roofing system.

Viking CertainTeed Asphalt Roofing Shingles have been installed on 100s of residential and commercial buildings in New Zealand. They have proven performance from the icy winters of Northern Canada to the blistering temperatures of the tropics.

Viking SuperStrand specifically designed for CertainTeed Shingles


At Viking Roofspec we recommend CertainTeed Shingles are used in conjunction with Viking SuperStrand substrate. The substrate is specifically designed for asphalt shingles and the partnership with Viking CertainTeed asphalt shingles offer the performance of a lightweight roof.


The Environmental Choice

The benefits of asphalt shingles also extend in to the environmental realm. By utilising what would otherwise be waste materials, such as slag residue from oil refining, the manufacturing process reduces land fill waste and greenhouse gas emissions.

Additionally, at the end of their serviceable life, these shingles can be overlaid, avoiding the dumping of inorganic materials.

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Flexibility in Design

One of the beauty's of Viking CertainTeed shingles is their ability to tie into any design - from the simple home villa roof to a complex curve design that appears on the Samoan fale above.

The tiles are able to be installed with a watertight finish on such a wide range of designs that are appearing in the market place today as New Zealanders create great looking homes and buildings.

It is important that you take careful consideration on your roof finish as the roof dominates the final look exterior look of your home or building.

Have a look at our full colour and profile range on our online colour swatch page.

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Creating a stylish outside finish

With over 70 different colours and profiles available from Viking CertainTeed Shingles, there will be product available to match your taste - from striking to a more traditional look.

Viking CertainTeed asphalt shingles offer both a single-layer profile which provides a unique 'slate-like' appearance and double-layer profile shingles which are manufactured by laminating two single-layer sheets together to provide a random tab pattern which provides a rustic 'cedar-like look.

The profiles available are CertainTeed Independence, Hatteras, Landmark and CT20. These profiles provide differing looks for the home as well as warranties ranging from 20 to 50 years to suit all budgets.

Viking CertainTeed Presidential Shake - Full of Character

Presidential Shake is a luxury shingle created to deliver the charm and character of hand-split wood shakes with the durability and strength that presides over wood in virtually every surrounding

Viking CertainTeed Presidential Shake offers a 50 year product warranty and wind resistance up to 205kph (extra high rating with extra fixings installed).

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Charcoal Black

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Weathered Wood

Viking CertainTeed Independence - Unique and Striking

The distinctive surface of the Independence “Shangle” features unique colour blending and an uncompromising finish with true character. With random laminated tabs and deep shadow lines, Independence Shangles create a dramatic, “cedar like” appearance no other asphalt shingle can claim.

Viking CertainTeed Independence offers a 50 year product warranty and wind resistance up to 205kph (extra high rating with extra fixings installed).

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Independence - Driftwood

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Viking Certainteed Highland Slate - Natural Luxury

The Highland Slate shingle has texture and tone of traditional slate. Its four-across tabs with bevelled edges are individually coloured with precision technology creating rich colours and contrast for a stunning curb side view. With a heavy-duty construction, Highland Slate is designed to handle the toughest weather extremes.

Viking CertainTeed Highland Slate offers a 50 year product warranty and wind resistance up to 205kph (extra high rating with extra fixings installed).


Highland Slate - Smokey Quartz

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Highland Slate - Black Granite

Viking CertainTeed Landmark - Classic

A versatile laminated shingle designed to evoke the depth and surface texture of natural roofing materials. Landmark shingles provide a look that is both striking and classic.

Viking CertainTeed Landmark offers a 30 year product warranty and wind resistance up to 175kph (Very high rating).

Transforming the look of a home

Landmark - Moire Black

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Landmark - Heather Blend

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Landmark - Black Walnut

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Viking CertainTeed Shingles include a wide range of colours. So check out our online colour chart by clicking the link below.

We do have range of samples available so you can take a closer look at the colour.

Call us on 0800 729 799 to order a sample or alternatively make an online enquiry.

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Accessory information for Viking CertainTeed can be found here.

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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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