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What is the Difference Between Architectural and Three-Tab Shingles?

One of the most common designs for asphalt roofing shingles has been the three-tab shingle; but architectural shingles are a reliable alternative. The three tab is commonly a flat, single-layer shingle. Architectural shingles, also referred to as laminate or dimensional shingles, have multiple layers laminated together with an adhesive for enhanced profile and performance.

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Legacy® Shingles Perform During Spring Hail in Kansas City

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.” 

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New Roof Rejuvenates an Old Idaho Barn

Nearly a century ago, this dramatic barn was built in Treasure Valley of Southwestern Idaho near the town of Emmett in 1918. Today, it is used most often as a wedding venue, creating a scenic backdrop for the special ceremony, housing raucous receptions and even a bit of practical storage in between events. When roof repair on the barn could no longer be overlooked, the owners of Fourth Street Gardens selected Malarkey Certified Contractor, Rooftops Energy Solutions, based in nearby Boise.

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Innovations in the Vista™ AR Shingle

At Malarkey Roofing Products, we are devoted to innovating and improving our building materials. The Vista™ AR shingle, which we introduced last fall, includes several key developments in laminated architectural shingles. These shingles, as we discussed in our last post, are constructed with durable layers and provide a clean, uniform look to home facades.

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Homeowner's Guide to Laminated Architectural Shingles

Laminated architectural shingles, also known as dimensional shingles, are manufactured with an enhanced profile to produce a three-dimensional appearance on the rooftop. These shingles complement a wide variety of home facades because of their depth and wide range of colors. To retain design continuity, homeowners turn to laminated architectural shingles to create a uniform appearance.

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The Zone: Malarkey’s Laminate Nailing Area

Incorrectly driven nails represent the primary cause of improper shingle installation. In turn, poor shingle installation produces a flawed roofing project that diminishes the value of your home. Malarkey Roofing Products developed The Zone®, a 1¾" nailing area more than three times the size of traditional nailing areas. As a result, roofing contractors can now drive nails faster and more accurately, which leads to the completion of successful roof installation projects.

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Shingle Styles

Asphalt shingles come in a variety of styles to complement any architectural design and increase a home’s curb appeal. The three most common styles are strip shingles, laminate shingles, and designer shingles. Asphalt roofing is also available in rolls for low slope roofs. Let’s take a look at what makes each style unique.

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