This month, Greg Malarkey, Senior Vice President at Malarkey Roofing Products will begin his tour around the country, meeting with local roofing contractors, and sharing the compelling story of Nexgen™ polymer modified asphalt. Featured in the Vista™ laminated architectural shingle, Nexgen™ is a truly innovative and unique product. Malarkey Roofing Products introduced polymer modified asphalt to modern roofing materials with sustainability in mind. Now, more than forty years later, it is greener than ever before.
With 2017 drawing to a close, we look back on the 61st year of Malarkey Roofing Products®. This year was shaped by sustainable product innovations, impressive roofing contractor projects, and inspiring style trends for the modern home. In the following, we’ll recap some highlights from another memorable year.
The slow season poses an excellent opportunity to inquire about the Malarkey Certified Contractor Program for those who haven’t already. The slow season is also a good time for roofing contractors and their crews to attend trade shows and other industry events or continue their education and refresh their knowledge base. Malarkey Certified Residential Contractors can earn a badge based on specific criteria, training, and overall professional experience. These specialized badges also signify the elevated professionalism of the Certified Residential Contractor for homeowners and potential customers.
The Malarkey Roofing Products 2018 tradeshow calendar, as we shared in last week’s blog post, is up-to-date and live on our website here. There are a variety of shows that Malarkey will be at this coming year, and we invite contractors to join us in attending some of these great shows. Whether it’s a builder’s show for general contractors or regional meeting for roofing contractors specifically, look for our booth.
No Roof Left Behind is a nationwide program that gives community members a way to help neighbors that have fallen on hard times. The No Roof Left Behind program provides a local contractor the framework to provide a new roof at no cost to a deserving homeowner in need.
Since becoming involved with No Roof Left Behind in 2013, Peterson Roofing has already given away eight free roofs.
On opposing ends of the Portland, Oregon metro area this summer, two homeowners in need of significant roof repairs became beneficiaries of the good work of Catalyst Partnerships, a community-based, volunteer home repair organization plus materials provided by Malarkey Roofing Products®.
Malarkey Roofing Products is deferring waste from entering landfills by reducing our need for new synthetic materials. With our Nexgen™ polymer modified asphalt, the next generation of asphalt shingle technology, specific polymers are included to enhance performance characteristics of the shingle, sourced from recycled materials. The environmental results are significant.
There are a lot of great resources available to help present the Malarkey Roofing Products shingle line. In addition to the numerous digital resources about Malarkey Roofing Products within this website, we have recently designed residential roofing shingle brochures for the laminate and designer shingle lines. The printed brochure booklets are full of gorgeous, glossy images of stunning homes featuring Malarkey shingles. For contractors and distributors, these brochures are excellent pieces to share with homeowners and help them make informed choices for their roofing needs.
This tool is exceptionally valuable for homeowners considering a major change in roof style or trying to decide between two different shingle colors. The Malarkey Roof Designer provides engaging and easy-to-use options to upload a photo of a home or redesign a roof on model homes.
Earlier this spring, we invited roofing contractors to tag us on their new and reroof projects with Malarkey shingles through social media with the hashtag #RoofingExcellence. The response, thus far, has delivered some remarkable results from around the country. One trend is that our Vista shingle line is especially popular this season.