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.
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.
The new Secure Choice™ roof system is a family of residential products to support our many shingle lines on steep slope roofs. Beginning at the roof deck, the system includes underlayments, as well as starter shingles, field shingles, and finally, ridges. These products are manufactured and controlled for quality and dependability by Malarkey. Together, the components of the roofing system assure homeowners that their choice, is a Secure Choice™.
In 1997, Malarkey Roofing Products introduced the Legacy® architectural shingle line with industry-leading SBS polymer modified asphalt. Over the past two decades, the shingle line’s technology continues to improve, while remaining a reliable roofing choice. Today, the Legacy® architectural shingle line is fortified with durable Flexor™ polymer modified asphalt that promotes superior granule adhesion and extreme weather protection, including Class 4 impact resistance. This product line also includes the optional Scotchgard™ Protector from 3M for added protection against black streaks caused by algae.
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.
After one too many thunderstorms with hail and strong winds, a local homeowner decided his roof was in rough shape and called Tight Lid Roofing in Boise, Idaho. The result of a thorough, visual inspection of the property determined the roof was in fact, in dire need of replacing. The estimator went on to recommend the homeowner install Vista™ shingles from Malarkey, citing the product’s reputation for strength in harsh weather.
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.
Designer shingles, such as Malarkey’s Windsor® line, are produced for homeowners that are especially concerned with the roof’s appearance as well as a reliable asphalt shingle. The unique cut to the dimensional shingle creates an attractive, dramatic look, modeled after a traditional cedar shake roof.
There are two sides to every story, the old saying goes, but for Loren Schneider, co-owner of James Roofing in Salem, Oregon, the story of roofing a recent geodesic home had more like 25 sides in total.
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.