On March 6th, 2017, a severe weather event hit the Kansas City area. Lightning, rain, and hail of all sizes peppered the region along with at least a dozen tornadoes were confirmed by The National Weather Service. According to Shawn Bellis, owner of Epic Exteriors, LLC., a Malarkey Certified Residential Contractor, “30,000 roofs were affected by the unusually large hail stones and robust winds.”
Shawn has been installing residential roofing in Kansas City for over 20 years. As a Haag Certified Inspector, he can effectively and efficiently inspect and assess weather related damage to residential roofs. After inspecting two roofs with Malarkey Legacy® laminated architectural roofing shingles in Overland Park, Kansas impacted by the weather event, he found next to no damage.
“I have been installing Malarkey Legacy® since 1997,” said Bellis. “It’s what I suggest to my customers and it is what I have on my own home,” he added.
*All photographs courtesy of Shawn Bellis and Epic Exteriors, LLC.
Impacts to a roof from extreme weather can reduce the life of a shingle. The Malarkey Legacy® line is fortified with durable Flexor™ polymer modified asphalt to protect against extreme weather and promote granule adhesion. This Class 4 roofing shingle line passes UL 2218 testing in which a simulated 2-inch diameter hail stone is propelled several times at high speeds without incurring any damage to the shingle. The Legacy® line also includes the optional Scotchgard™ Protector from 3M for added protection against black streaks caused by algae. Learn more about the Malarkey Legacy® shingle line here, and laminated architectural shingles here. For homeowners curious about the condition of their roof after a storm, read through our list of tips here.