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.
“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.
With three low-slope commercial warehouse buildings to roof in the Castaic, California, Pomona-based Howard Roofing Company, Inc. worked with Malarkey Roofing Products for the right roofing materials for the job. Situated in sunny Southern California, just outside of downtown Los Angeles, this project became a prime candidate for Malarkey’s new 524G RCap™ Plus reflective granulated cap sheet.
For busy roofing contractors, devoting time to an industry association may be placed far below the daily tasks to maintain a business. Yet many of these organizations are comprised of other contractors that have similar concerns and schedules, so they are created to benefit a business, not deter from it. In fact, there are many benefits to joining an industry association, and great value in participation.
For many years, our loyal contractors asked us when we would create a certification program for residential contractors. Recognizing this demand in 2014, the Certified Contractor Program was created to further strengthen relationships between Malarkey Roofing Products and our customers. Over the years, the program continues to evolve along with the reception from both contractors and homeowners.
Malarkey Roofing Products® manufacture more than just shingles; we also have an extensive commercial and low slope product line. In fact, for nearly forty years, Malarkey has been the leader in the SBS polymer modified roofing industry with an array of base, ply, and cap sheets that perform in a wide variety of climates. The 524G RCap™ Plus cap sheet is the newest addition to the Malarkey catalog of low slope products.
Whether you work on a roof or hire someone to do the job, it is important to know the basics of roofing safety. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) notes that falls are consistently the leading hazard in construction. Let’s review how these accidents can be prevented during a roofing project.
Underlayments are installed between the roof deck and the shingle to provide protection to the deck during installation as well as act as a secondary barrier from leaks and ice dams after installation. Let’s look at the different underlayments offered by Malarkey.
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.