3 Reasons Why Hamptons-Style Asphalt Shingles
Are Perfect For Australian Homes

3 Reasons Why Hamptons-Style Asphalt Shingles
Are Perfect For Australian Homes

Hamptons-style homes, where coastal charm meets relaxed luxury are becoming a very popular build with Australian homeowners, and it’s very easy to see the appeal.

While interior styles have evolved and are as individual as each of the homeowners it’s the impressive exterior accents that truly signal the beachy look and style!

Among the details of this iconic housing trend, nothing says Hamptons-style more than asphalt shingles. Apart from the fact that they’re a modern classic, there are both aesthetic and functional reasons why they are perfect for Australian homes, here are the top three.

1. Asphalt Shingles simply make Australian homes look beautiful

If you’re not quite sure what you’re looking for but want a home with instant visual appeal, asphalt shingles could be the answer. They come in a surprising variety of colours, textures, and patterns. There are even graduated shingles, that change colour from top to bottom, adding richness, depth, and tone.

Not only do they complete any Hamptons-Style home asphalt shingles bring a feeling of luxury to any home they protect. And, this light-weight system, built with quality materials will continue to look Amazing for many years to come.

2. durable enough to withstand the extremes of the australian climate

Asphalt Shingles from Hardware & General are built with advanced protection technologies. These include proprietary glass mat materials, specially engineered Asphalt, and custom formulated adhesives, which all work perfectly in the harsh Australian extremes of heat, wind, rain and ice. These roofing products are so durable the GAF System Plus warranty covers 100% of material defects for 50 years on the Timberline HDZ shingles and up to 20 years on the Royal Sovereign 3-Tab shingles.


To further meet Australian conditions, they are BRANZ appraised, BAL 29 fire rated, and they comply with AS/NZ 4020 water regulations, which means the water off our shingles is safe to drink. If that isn’t enough, our products are also wind rated to withstand up to 208km/h winds.

3. Easy to install and relatively inexpensive

Unlike other types of roofing, asphalt shingles can be installed quickly and easily. It’s not uncommon for jobs to take less than a day. For expert renovators, this means less time being exposed to the elements and for builders it means getting to lock-up much faster.

What’s even better, quality asphalt shingles are among the most affordable roofing systems on the market today. While the cost is considerably less than some other forms of roofing, asphalt shingles bring peace of mind through guaranteed durability and a long lifespan.  In short, they are cheaper and easier to install, repair and maintain.

If you’re looking for a modern, stylish, quality roofing system for yourself or a client, asphalt shingles should be top of the list. Not only do they provide charm and elegance they are durable, affordable and easy to install.

Hardware & General carry a high-quality range of asphalt shingles by All American Roofing. So, if you’re thinking of asphalt shingles for your next project or home, just send your enquiry through our Free Quote Form and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we possibly can.

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