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Dependable Roofing Shingles for Disaster Mitigation and Preparedness

Malarkey Roofing Products® manufactures building products to perform against the demands of severe weather events and ensure peace of mind. To accomplish this task, we develop innovative solutions to the problems of poor shingle performance in the face of severe weather. With partners such as 3M, who provide our roofing granules and produced a comprehensive Natural Disaster Hazard Assessment Guide, we aim to deliver dependable roofing products to our customers.

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Replacing Your Roof with a Complete Roofing System

Replacing your roof is an important investment for your home. Your roof not only enhances your home’s curb appeal, it also protects you, and everything inside your home, from the elements. When reroofing a home, it is helpful to remember that a roof is more than just shingles. There are actually several components in a roofing system that provide security against water intrusion, ice dam formation, winds and impact damage. Before replacing a roof on your home, be sure to speak with roofing contractors about the entire roofing system. 

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Introducing the Secure Choice™ Residential Roofing System

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™.

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New Pacific Coast Lodge Selects Legacy® Shingles

“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.

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Roofing a Carport: Color and Performance Options

Carports shelter vehicles and offer protection for storage, so proper roofing materials should not be overlooked. While not as substantial as a free-standing garage, carports are often covered in roofing materials similar to the home. Not only will the materials protect the structure, they can unify the design of the whole property. It is important to consider the color and style of roofing on the carport as well.

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Roofing’s Role in the FORTIFIED Home™

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.

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The Importance of Roof Ventilation

Malarkey shingles are designed and engineered to beautify and protect a home. As part of the roof system, the shingles and underlayment limit the impacts of weather and exterior elements on the structure. Much like wearing a waterproof jacket, shingles and underlayment act as a protective membrane, but require ventilation from heat and moisture beneath. Without proper ventilation, many problems can arise, including a reduction in service life from the shingles themselves, according to Dr. Joseph Lstiburek of the Building Science Corporation.

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What Homeowners Should Expect from the Roofing Process

Whether your current roof needs replacing or you’re in the midst of a new construction, roof installation is a huge investment and needs to be handled properly. Even though you know it’s one of the most important features of your home, you may still have a few jitters about the size of the project, or worry that you may not be making the right decisions. Let’s take a closer look at the installation process.

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