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5 Benefits of Bitumen Shingles – WonderBuilds

by | Feb 15, 2024 | Roofing Questions

Bitumen Shingles / Bitumen Tiles Benefits

Bitumen shingles are a material used on roofs. They are usually recommended for sloped roofs, such as sheds, and are not recommended to be used on flat roofs. Bitumen shingles are made of a base material (usually fiberglass or organic mat) and coated with bitumen. Bitumen is a form of petroleum. The bitumen is combined with different mineral fillers like limestone or slate. This creates resistance to different weather conditions. Other roofing options are metal shingles, felt shingles, and asphalt shingles.

Bitumen Shingles on Roof
Bitumen Shingles on Roof

So, what are the benefits of choosing shingles for a roof?


1. They protect against several weather conditions:

Bitumen roof shingles protect against weather conditions, such as rain, wind, ice and snow, which can cause damage to roofs. Even harsh sunlight can affect roofs, which shingles create a barrier against. Bituminous shingles are also fire-resistant.


2. They are durable and can last for decades:

Bituminous shingles are specifically made to resist different elements of the environment, so that they can protect various types of buildings. They are usually made with materials such as asphalt, word, or metal. These materials enable shingles to protect buildings. Roofs can last for decades, as long as they are installed incorrectly. Although, they are also suitable for temporary projects.


3. There are different colours and shapes to choose from:

Bitumen roof shingles are also chosen for projects because people like the way that they look, not just because they are practical.  Shingles are usually available in different colours, styles, and textures, so there is something for everyone. For example, you can usually choose from hexagonal shape or rectangular shape (sometimes referred to as 3 tab, or square). Colour options are usually red or burgundy, black, grey, green, and brown.


4. They are affordable and accessible:

Another benefit of bitumen tiles is that they are usually more affordable than other roofing materials. However, they are still high in quality. This also means that if an establishment needs to have the roof repaired or replaced, it will not be expensive.


5. They are easy to install:

An advantage of shingles is that they are not difficult to install. Unlike metal roofs, they do not require specialist skills and equipment to be installed. It is simple for trained professionals to install them. A yearly professional clean and checking for any damage or missing tiles can help to avoid the need to spend money and time on repairs.


In conclusion, shingles are a great choice for both new projects or renovations, because they are affordable, durable, and look good. A range of colours and shapes makes it easier to find something that suits the project in question.

WonderBuilds Bitumen Shingles Range
WonderBuilds Bitumen Shingles Range

Square shingles are available in red, green, brown, black and grey.

Hexagonal shingles are available in red, green, black and grey.

WonderBuilds Shingles are made to be used on pitched roofs with slopes of 12o or higher, not on flat roofs.


Click here for further information on the WonderBuilds Bitumen Shingles range, including technical data sheets.


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Dina Vaisman

Dina Vaisman

Co-founder and Director · WONDERBUILDS

MSc International Financial Management