In collaboration with 3M, Malarkey Roofing Products® is excited to announce the inclusion of 3M™ Smog-reducing granules to our roofing shingle lines. What began with a vision and curiosity from our executive offices and research department has expanded into an opportunity for tangible positive change. These roofing products, designed to mitigate the nitrogen oxides found in smog, are more important than ever before.
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.
When contracted to replace the 135 square roof of a palatial home in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, Malarkey Certified Contractor, Brookens Construction, chose the distinctive Windsor® shingle to complement the grandeur of the property.
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.
Malarkey utilizes specialized granules that perform beyond traditional materials to offer benefits to the homeowner and the environment. Streak Resist™ Technology is a blend of algae resistant copper granules that help maintain the aesthetic appearance of your roof, and may reduce the need to clean your roof. By resisting black streaks caused by algae, the shingles retain their vibrant hues in concert with the rest of the home’s exterior.
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.
“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.
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.
Roofing shingles protect your home from the elements. One of the many elements that shingles protect your roof from is driving wind. Malarkey utilizes a specially formulated adhesive to seal shingles to the roof. Strong winds can threaten to lift shingles from your roof if they are not properly secured. In addition to being properly installed by a Certified Contractor, Malarkey uses lines of SEBS polymer modified asphalt sealant to help hold the shingle in place.
Over the years, Malarkey has driven innovations in asphalt technology to help ensure that these granules stay on shingles for longer. Malarkey Manufacturer Representative Kenji Kumai explains the importance of granule adhesion for roofing shingles, and why Flexor™ polymer modified asphalt provides superior granule retention.