Between our customer service department and conversations with roofing contractors, we listen to a lot of concerns that homeowners have about their roofs. In this post, we will share five of the most common inquiries that we receive. In response, we have provided a short answer (for expediency) and a long answer (because roofing can often be more complicated than it seems).
Replacing your roof is an important investment for your home. Your roof not only enhances your home’s curb appeal, it also protects you, and everything inside your home, from the elements. When reroofing a home, it is helpful to remember that a roof is more than just shingles. There are actually several components in a roofing system that provide security against water intrusion, ice dam formation, winds and impact damage. Before replacing a roof on your home, be sure to speak with roofing contractors about the entire roofing system.
Colonial home styles originated with European colonists in North America during the 17th-century. Many of the structures were adapted however, to the new colony and climates across the country. These settlers built houses that reminded them of their native countries of England, Holland, France, and Spain.
The Craftsman style became popular in the United States at during the first few decades of 20th century. The style’s namesake originated from home plans available in The Craftsman magazine, founded and edited by furniture-maker Gustav Stickley. Like the Arts and Crafts movement in the late 19th century, the Craftsman style sought a return to handmade, custom furnishings.
The ranch style is a uniquely American home design, introduced in the early 20th century. With Spanish colonial architecture serving as a foundation, variations of early and modern home designs are prevalent in the Southwestern United States and California. However, by mid-century, expansive suburban development quickly built a plethora of ranch homes across the nation.
For many roofing contractors, the colder, wetter winter months yield a little less time on the roof and more time in the office. The roofing business involves more than just setting shingles, of course. Keeping components of the business running smoothly also involves continual education and planning for the future. Thankfully, there are a multitude of resources available for roofing contractors to continue their educational depth.
The new Secure Choice™ roof system is a family of residential products to support our many shingle lines on steep slope roofs. Beginning at the roof deck, the system includes underlayments, as well as starter shingles, field shingles, and finally, ridges. These products are manufactured and controlled for quality and dependability by Malarkey. Together, the components of the roofing system assure homeowners that their choice, is a Secure Choice™.
In 1997, Malarkey Roofing Products introduced the Legacy® architectural shingle line with industry-leading SBS polymer modified asphalt. Over the past two decades, the shingle line’s technology continues to improve, while remaining a reliable roofing choice. Today, the Legacy® architectural shingle line is fortified with durable Flexor™ polymer modified asphalt that promotes superior granule adhesion and extreme weather protection, including Class 4 impact resistance. This product line also includes the optional Scotchgard™ Protector from 3M for added protection against black streaks caused by algae.
Designer shingles, such as Malarkey’s Windsor® line, are produced for homeowners that are especially concerned with the roof’s appearance as well as a reliable asphalt shingle. The unique cut to the dimensional shingle creates an attractive, dramatic look, modeled after a traditional cedar shake roof.
Helping to ensure that a residential community looks its best, functions safely, and operates smoothly are all goals often at the core of many homeowner associations. Similarly, the characteristics best exemplified by Malarkey’s polymer modified asphalt roofing shingles are presentation, reliability, and durability. For individual homeowners seeking to improve the presentation of their property, upgrading their roofing materials to, designer, polymer modified asphalt roofing shingles can greatly increase curb appeal with added performance and peace of mind over time. For groups of homeowners, like those in homeowner or community associations, the same is true, but also includes a few additional benefits.