Showcasing rich copper tones, that can be left to soften over time, or stained, Island Thatch’s Ironwood Shingle Roofing offers timeless strength and resilience, even in more extreme weather conditions. Ironwood (Ulinwood) is one of the most durable timbers to be found internationally, which is why these roofing shingles are so popular for a wide range of roofing applications.
A traditional roofing material in Indonesia, where its commonly known as Kayu Besi, shingle roofing offers a lifespan of over 20 years. This type of roofing first originated in Kalimantan, Borneo where it has been used for hundreds of years for housing, due to it’s strength, aesthetic appeal and weather resistance.
Building with Ironwood Shingles:
Before building an Ironwood Shingle Roof on either a custom built, or prefabricated structure, battens must initially be installed and the shingles attached one by one. This process can be completed quickly and efficiently by a professional roofer, or by a DIY enthusiast following our instruction guide, making it a cost effective, long lasting option. Ironwood Shingles are best installed on a pitched roof (recommended minimum 30 degrees) .