The reinvigorated Excellence in Asphalt Roofing Awards Program (formerly known as the QARC awards) seeks to recognize industry professionals who use asphalt roofing for both steep and low slope in beautiful, creative and impressive applications. Be sure to submit your project today. The submission deadline December 31, 2018.
The second post in this series of historic building roof renovations, features an iconic building in Manoa Valley on the island of Oahu in Hawaii.
Home to over 12,000 students, the South Dakota State University campus in Brookings (Go Jackrabbits!) has 168 buildings, including two halls listed on the National Register of Historic Places. “The buildings have been on campus for over 100 years,” said Malarkey South Dakota Sales Rep, Mark Hausman. The roofs were specified by the university for 170 squares of Malarkey’s durable Windsor® XL polymer modified asphalt roofing shingle. “These are only the second roofs ever put on the two buildings” added Hausman.
The barrel roof and tower of Santa Sophia Catholic Church are icons of the Casa de Oro skyline in Spring Valley, California, just East of San Diego. After decades of baking under the golden sun however, the 130-square roof required replacement. Local roofing contractor, Commercial and Industrial Roofing stepped up to install the Windsor® polymer modified shingle atop the iconic church.
A recent construction project in Portland, Oregon has expanded the conventional application of our shingles with dramatic results. Jupiter Hotel owners envisaged Jupiter NEXT to be “a sophisticated and elevated expansion adjacent to the original Jupiter Hotel.” “The client is progressive, embraces innovation,” said the architect, “and through a collaborative effort we identified a program to challenge the way things are usually done, utilizing building materials and details that reflect this concept.”
The design and performance details of building materials are critical to architects planning renovations and new construction. In fact, many home styles are constructed with roofing materials already in mind. As a manufacturer of premium roofing products, Malarkey has made a concerted effort to provide the most up-to-date and concise architectural information available online to our customers. The Architectural Resources page on our website features libraries of technical products documents and references to specification files available through partnering industry associations.
For more than six decades, the Tilsen Roofing Company of Madison, Wisconsin has maintained its reputation for quality and professionalism by strategically adopting the industry’s latest product innovations. This trend was again evident during the fall when company president, Dave Tilsen, chose the sustainably-designed and advanced Malarkey Roofing Products® Vista™ AR roofing shingle for two substantial commercial projects.
For many roofing contractors, the colder, wetter winter months yield a little less time on the roof and more time in the office. The roofing business involves more than just setting shingles, of course. Keeping components of the business running smoothly also involves continual education and planning for the future. Thankfully, there are a multitude of resources available for roofing contractors to continue their educational depth.
As a member of the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA), a trade association representing North America’s asphalt roofing manufacturing companies and suppliers, Malarkey Roofing Products invites contractors to share their stories, and submit their best Malarkey roofs to the annual Quality Asphalt Roofing Case Study (QARC) awards. Each year, the contest awards three winners. The winners will be featured in a special ARMA publication, and have their stories told in national trade media. There are also financial incentives as well: $2,000 for first place, $1,000 for second, and $500 for third.
In many planned communities like Battlecreek Commons, homeowner associations or property management firms make decisions that impact the shared property in the community. Condominiums, apartment buildings and attached townhomes for instance, often share roofs, walls, walkways, or other amenities. Decisions on these shared resources often impact more than one homeowner, so making a reliable choice in materials is especially important.