Think it’s been hot up on the roof this summer? Well, you’re not alone. It is hotter this summer. Already this season, all-time heat records have been set all over the world. According to recent reports, “Overall, 2018 is on track to be the fourth warmest year on record after 2016, 2017, and 2015,” So yeah, roofing this summer will be warm, but thankfully, there’s something we can do about it, and that’s where cool roofing provides a valuable solution.
Now fortified with Nexgen™ polymer modified asphalt and solar reflective granules, the Ecoasis™ Costa architectural roofing shingle line is a leading example of sustainable, reliable, and modern roofing technology.
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.
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.
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.
To help safeguard and strengthen homes from extreme weather conditions, such as hurricanes, high winds, hail, and severe thunderstorms, the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) has created the FORTIFIED Home™ program. The IBHS FORTIFIED Home™ construction standards and methods go beyond emergency and disaster preparedness to improve the resiliency and reliability of the whole structure in severe conditions.
One of the most effective ways to increase the value of your home is with the installation of a new roof. Compared to other home improvement projects such as updating large appliances or converting a closet to a bathroom, installing a new roof tops the list for increasing the value of your home. In addition to increasing the value of your home, installing a new asphalt shingle roof offers other benefits that make the home improvement project worthwhile.
Fall is a great time to check your home for any maintenance issues that need to be addressed before winter sets in. We’ve outlined some things to consider for your roof in this seasonal maintenance guide.
Shingles can offer a variety of features to meet the needs of homes across the country. Learn how solar reflective shingles, polymer modified shingles, and shingles with Class 4 impact resistance can help protect your roof.
All roofing products go through rigorous testing by independent, nationally recognized laboratories to provide assurance that product performance meets specifications. Learn how shingles earn a Class 4 impact resistance rating and how Class 4 can help reduce the risk of impact damage.