Did you know that Asphalt shingles are increasingly more popular replacing Bali thatched roofs? It is critical to understand everything there is to know about asphalt shingles. This way, you can ensure you make an informed decision, when you are looking at re-roofing or refurbishing your Bali Hut Gazebo.

Our team at East Coast Bali Huts and Gazebos has compiled a list of everything you should know about asphalt shingles roofs.

Common Facts: All About Asphalt Shingle

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about asphalt shingles, starting with the most basic:

What is an asphalt shingle?

Asphalt shingles started in North America. In this location, these shingles are a popular choice for roofs. This roofing system was then adopted in Australia, and it is now becoming one of the most sought-after types of roofing systems on the Gold Coast and other parts of Australia.

Because it has three main layers-matting, asphalt sealant, and ceramic granules-it has quickly become known for its high performance. Yet, despite its popularity, it is still reasonably priced and simple to install, complementing all gazebo and hut designs.

What materials are they made of?

They are mostly made the same way and consist of two layers: the foundation and the topcoat.


On the one hand, there is the first layer for the foundation. It can be made of organic or fiberglass materials. The latter is more fire-resistant due to its fine glass filament, whereas the former is made from recycled materials such as wood.

Top Coat

As implied by the name, asphalt is one of the primary ingredients of asphalt shingles. The second layer should always be asphalt, regardless of whether the base is fiberglass or organic.

Why are they popular?

Property owners and homeowners prefer asphalt shingles because they provide a perfect balance of quality performance and reasonable cost.

Its lifespan is longer than other roofing systems, allowing you to worry less about constantly replacing your roof. And, as most Australian manufacturers have observed, asphalt shingle roofs are guaranteed to withstand the harsh Australian climate.

That is why, at East Coast Bali Huts and Gazebos, asphalt shingles are one of our most popular choices of roofing material on the Gold Coast.

What are the various asphalt shingles types?

Asphalt shingles are classified into two types:

Premium Rectangular Shingle

It got its name from the way it is cut and installed. It has a single layer of cut strips, giving your roof a more slated appearance.

Dimensional Master Shingle

It is also known as “architectural shingle” or “layered shingle,” and it is the most common type of asphalt shingle.

This is thicker than 3-tab shingles because of the two-layer strips, giving your roof a three-dimensional appearance. It provides more curb appeal to your gazebo.

Asphalt shingles are installed over marine grade ply and can be installed on most roofing styles.

Learn More About Asphalt Shingles from the Professionals!


East Coast Bali Huts and Gazebos is the name you can trust when it comes to asphalt shingle roof installation. We guarantee that our 35 years of experience in the building and construction trade will meet or exceed your expectations.

Our creative and passionate team specializes in outdoor areas, such as Bali huts and gazebos or decking on the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Hinterlands, and the Sunshine Coast. We’re here to help give your property a facelift.

To know more, please contact us on 1300 575 550 or email us at office@eastcoastbalihuts.com.au.