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New Pacific Coast Lodge Selects Legacyยฎ Shingles

“Nature – the ocean, rivers, beaches and trails – is our backyard,” said Jeremy Strober, manager of Kiwanda Hospitality and The Headlands Coastal Lodge and Spa. Opening in December of this year, the lodge is in Pacific City, directly on Oregon’s North Coast, ”where forested cliffs and towering sand dunes meet the dramatic Pacific coastline,” he added. To roof this new coastal property and stand up to the often harsh, seaside climate, local contractor O’Brien Construction, recommended Malarkey’s Legacy® laminated architectural shingles.


The decision to use the shingles, said Strober, was based on the “heavier duty for install during the winter on the coast, so less will blow off.” Legacy® laminated architectural shingles are made of two shingle layers laminated together with an adhesive. On a laminated architectural shingle, the top layer is cut into a sawtooth pattern and laminated to an uncut second layer, known as the ”backer” or ”shim.” Malarkey applies five lines of adhesive between the two layers for added strength. In addition, these shingles come with a 110 mph (177 kph) Limited Wind Warranty and are eligible for a 130 mph (209 kph) Enhanced Wind Warranty when Smart Start™ starter shingles are installed, shingles are 6-nailed, and either EZ-Ridge™ (8", 10") or RidgeFlex™ (10", 12") hip and ridge shingles are used. Malarkey performance-driven underlayments – Arctic Seal®, Right Start™ UDL, or SecureStart™ Plus – are recommended for added system protection.

Flexible in all weather

The Legacy® shingle is a popular choice in North America and the Pacific Northwest. Earlier this summer, these shingles reroofed a unique geodesic dome home. Utilizing Flexor™ polymer modified asphalt, Legacy® shingles also remain flexible down to 0หšF (-18หšC), which is 40 degrees lower than the typical installation of standard asphalt shingles. This allows for application in a wider range of climates and on a wider range of architectural roof styles. The asphalt is also rated for UL 2218 Class 4 impact resistance, as evident from withstanding a hailstorm in Kansas City this year.

Midnight Black

For the color of the lodge, Midnight Black was chosen to unify adjacent coastal properties, being ”a closer match to the Cottages at Cape Kiwanda next door to The Headlands”. Malarkey offers a spectrum of grey and black shingle shades. Read this recent post to see how those colors work with a variety of structures and siding.

Under 222 squares of shingles, the 22,200 square foot, 33-room Headlands Lodge features several amenities. There is a spa & wellness studio, outdoor hot tub, as well as a restaurant and bar focusing on Pacific Northwest cuisine, complete with its own herb garden. “At Headlands, guests have the option to head out and enjoy the rugged, natural beauty of Pacific City, or stay in and relax in the stylish, inviting lodge,” added Strober. Regardless of which option their guests choose, they can rest assured there is a reliable Malarkey Legacy® roof overhead.