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What Kind of Roofing Shingle Should I Put on My House?

As a roofing products manufacturer for the last 60 years, we know the right roofing shingle is the one that makes the homeowner happiest and helps unify the exterior design and paint of their home. To us, this means they can rely on Malarkey to provide a durable, performance-driven roofing shingle that is sustainably designed and manufactured. Besides color, what separates one shingle from another depends on several factors in the shingle’s construction and how it performs in various regions and climates.

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Honoring Earth Day, Every Day at Malarkey Roofing Products

Malarkey Roofing Products honors Earth Day, every day at all of our facilities, and we encourage our business partners to act sustainably as well. As a family company based in Oregon, we are especially focused on maintaining the quality of our business and environment for future generations. Over our six decades, we have continually sought to improve product performance and service life, while limiting impact on the environment. While we have always been focused on building a build a better roofing shingle, we also created innovative ways to do so more sustainably. Today, the key ingredient, the ‘super glue’ used in all of our roofing shingles is NEX™ polymer modified asphalt – made with polymers from upcycled materials. This is just one of the many ways we honor Earth Day, every day at Malarkey Roofing Products.

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5 Questions Homeowners Ask About Roofing Shingles

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).

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Replacing Your Roof with a Complete Roofing System

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. 

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Roofing Shingle Home Styles: The Craftsman

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.

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Roofing Shingle Home Styles: The Ranch

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.

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Tips for Continuing Education with Your Roofing Crew in the Slow Season

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.

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Introducing the Secure Choice™ Residential Roofing System

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™.

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20 Years Later, Legacy® Roofing Shingles are Built to Last

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.

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