American Shingles is an Australian owned and operated company that specialises in the importation and supply of the prevailing roof lining in the United States, asphalt shingles.
American Shingles was borne out of the extraordinary hailstorm experienced in April 1999 in Sydney where 30,000 homes across eighteen suburbs were damaged. Recognised as accredited builders we were appointed by the South Sydney Recovery Task Force with the job of patching and weatherproofing of damaged slate roofs, enabling insurance claims to be processed given the extreme circumstances of the time.
After finding it difficult to acquire traditional slates, new or used within days of the hailstorm, we searched for alternatives and that lead us to the Shingle Roofing System that is so dominant in other parts of the world, including New Zealand.
After conducting due diligence regarding the application of the Shingle Roofing System within the Australian marketplace, we approached CertainTeed Corporation, one of the largest building materials manufacturers and suppliers in the US regarding their shingle products and its use in Australia.
At the time, CertainTeed Corp. was the only company to provide us with the technical support and the confidence in their product to perform in the Australian environment backed by their own Limited International Warranty*, a warranty that no other manufacturer offered outside of the Continental US. No other shingle manufacturer surpasses this warranty.
To this day, American Shingles has only offered and supplied the CertainTeed range of shingles for an assortment of domestic and commercial roofing applications.