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.
According to a 2015 report by the Community Associations Institute, 21% of homes in the United States are involved in community associations. These associations include apartment and condominium associations, housing cooperatives and other organized, planned communities. In residential communities that utilize shared resources – everything from physical residential structures (like condos) to amenities such as swimming pools, tennis courts, and golf courses (like gated, suburban neighborhoods) - homeowner associations may create rules and guidelines for their living in, and managing, aspects of the residential community.
Living and participating in one of these associations has the added benefits of deferring management of residential maintenance such as landscaping, exterior painting and roofing, to reputable and reliable contractors who work with quality materials and products. Many homeowner associations are governed by volunteer homeowners who are elected by their fellow homeowners in the community. While other homeowner associations contract with property management firms. In both cases, these groups have the responsibility to set policy and manage relationships with contractors.
Therefore, when faced with reroofing residences for a homeowners association, it is critical that reliable products are installed by a certified contractor. The roof is often the first line of defense against inclement weather and plays a significant role in curb appeal for the community as a whole. Homeowner associations should choose a roofing product that defends against extreme weather and preserves the character of the neighborhood.
Malarkey Roofing Product’s line of polymer modified asphalt shingles include the Windsor®, Windsor® XL, Legacy® and Legacy® XL. They are all produced in an array of pleasing colors to unify and enhance the curb appeal of a home and community. Have a proven track record in the elements; undergoing UL 2218 testing and receiving the Class 4 rating, which may also result in lower insurance premiums for homeowners for areas that experience inclement weather.