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CertainTeed Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles are individual bituminous sheets (usually 915mm long), nailed on top of a timber-sarked roof substrate with either a layer of bitumen felt or self-adhering membrane in-between. The 'shingled' (overlapped) method of shingle installation, provides maximum watershed and the ridge-vent system on the roof's apex ensures the building is adequately ventilated.

Viking's 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 UV resistance and come in a wide colour range. CertainTeed asphalt shingles have proven their durability by withstanding extreme conditions in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands over the last 25 years.

Viking Asphal Shingles are available in four profiles: Presidential Shake, Highland Slate, Landmark and XT25

Key Features
  • Over 40 colour and profile combinations
  • Designed for climatic weather extremes
  • Wind resistance of up to 205 km/h for certain profiles
  • Thousands of installations in NZ and the Pacific
  • Installed only by a Viking Approved Applicator
  • Lightweight roofing option (half the weight of a concrete, clay or slate tile roof)
  • Water potability certified
  • UV resistant
  • Mildew and salt resistant
  • High impact resistant
  • Proprietary ventilation system
  • Proprietary accessories
  • 30-50 year product warranties
  • Full System Warranty Option: 30-50 years
  • BRANZ Appraised (Appraisal No. 271)
NZ-Owned Business
NZ-Owned Business
Scope of Use

Suitable for residential and commercial pitched roofs and can be used as a re-roofing solution.

Viking CertainTeed Asphalt Roofing Shingles have been appraised as a roof cladding for buildings within the following scope:

  • The scope limitations of NZBC Acceptable Solution E2/AS1, paragraph 1.1, with regard to floor plan area and building height; and,
  • Constructed with timber roof framing and sheathing complying with the NZBC; and,
  • Where the roof slope is 9 degrees or greater for plywood and 10 degrees or greater for Strandsarking; and,
  • Situated in NZS 3604 Wind Zones up to and including High, or Extra High for the Landmark Series, Hatteras and Independence shingles only.
Limitations on Use

The system must be installed in accordance with the Technical Literature by a Viking Roofspec Trained and Approved Installer.

NZS 3604 Earthquake Zone Very High suitable
Very High Earthquake Zone
NZS 3604 Wind Zone Extra High suitable
Extra High Wind Zone
Statement of Building Code Compliance
  • Clause B1 STRUCTURE: Performance B1.3.1, B1.3.2, B1.3.3 and B1.3.4. Viking CertainTeed Asphalt Roofing Shingles meet the requirements for loads arising from self-weight, gravity loads, temperature, snow, wind, impact and creep [i.e. B1.3.3 (a), (b), (c), (g), (h), (j) and (q)]. See paragraphs 8.1 - 8.9 of the Viking CertainTeed BRANZ Appraisal.
  • Clause B2 DURABILITY: Performance B2.3.1 (b), 15 years. Viking CertainTeed Asphalt Roofing Shingles meet this requirement. See paragraphs 9.1 and 9.2 of the Viking CertainTeed BRANZ Appraisal.
  • Clause E2 EXTERNAL MOISTURE: Performance E2.3.1, E2.3.2 and E2.3.6. Viking CertainTeed Asphalt Roofing Shingles meet these requirements. See paragraphs 13.1 and 13.2 of the Viking CertainTeed BRANZ Appraisal.
  • Clause F2 HAZARDOUS BUILDING MATERIALS: Performance F2.3.1. Viking CertainTeed Asphalt Roofing Shingles meet this requirement and will not present a health hazard to people.
In-Service History

Viking CertainTeed Asphalt Roofing Shingles have been installed on hundreds of residential and commercial buildings in New Zealand. They have proven performance from the cold winter temperature of Northern Canada to the hot temperature of the tropics.

Other Performance Attributes
  • BRANZ Appraised (no. 276, 2012).
  • CertainTeed Shingles are backed by product warranties of up to 50 years and for specific projects, are eligible for Viking's Full System Warranty, which covers the product and installation in one document.
B1 Structure compliant
B2 Durability compliant
E2 External Moisture compliant
External Moisture
F2 Hazardous Building Materials compliant
Hazardous Building Materials
BRANZ Appraised
BRANZ Appraised
Product Technical Statement
Highland Slate Technical Info
Landmark Technical Info
SuperStrand Data Sheet
Viking Products Material Safety Data Sheets


BRANZ Appraisal 276

276 [2018]

Testing: AS/NZS 4020:2005
Maintenance Instructions
Viking Full System Warranty
Specification Clause (Masterspec)
Find An Approved installer
Substrate Checklist: Plywood
Substrate Checklist: SuperStrand Sarking
Brochure: CertainTeed


Brochure: StrandSarking


Why Viking SuperStrand
Additional Information
Case Study: Asphalt Shingles
Case Study: CertainTeed Home Makeover
Case Study: Dual System on Lifestyle Home
Case Study: SuperStrand Pristine Roof Finish
CAD/PDF Details
CertainTeed Details Full Set .DWG
CertainTeed Details Full Set .PDF

For over 50 years, Viking Roofspec have supplied roofing and waterproofing materials, and combining leading-edge function with design flair to keep water out — for good.

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