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.
In bright, sunny climates, homeowners have been previously limited to clay tiled home designs or white coatings applied to asphalt shingles to combat the sun’s rays. Today, with the assistance of modern asphalt innovations, Malarkey can utilize specially engineered roofing granules for solar reflectivity to offer a wide variety of roofing shingle color options to match the home and help keep it cool.
Malarkey Roofing has again achieved the Waste Diversion from Landfill certification in all three of our facilities by GreenCircle Certified. In 2016, we continued our strong commitment to sustainability, and remained focused to recertify. GreenCircle provides third-party certification of sustainability claims through a rigorous scientific evaluation based on internationally recognized standards and guidelines.
The product design process at Malarkey Roofing Products considers many aspects of a product’s performance, construction, life cycle, and components. Granules are an integral part of a roofing shingle. Not only does their asphalt adhesion help keep shingle colors vibrant, but granules can also be engineered to perform and protect in certain climates.
Malarkey Roofing Products recently worked with the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) to complete Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) focused on both steep and low slope roof systems. An EPD is a standardized way to help customers better understand the sustainable qualities of a product and its environmental impact over time. As one of several ARMA members, Malarkey contributed data for the industry studies.
In 2015, LA became the first major city to mandate cool roofs for new residential construction projects in response to the heat island effect. To learn more about the cool roof ordinance, its reach and impact, we spoke with the Los Angeles Department of Building Safety Division Chief, Osama Younan.
Over the past decade, metropolitan areas have worked to address the UHI effect – on a national and global scale. As the second-largest urban region in the U.S., and with the highest heat island effect in California, Los Angeles has demonstrated strong commitment and leadership with these efforts.
Have you ever regretted wearing a dark colored shirt on a hot summer day? The dark color absorbs more sun rays, making you feel warmer. The same basic concept applies to the roof of your home. Learn how a solar reflective roof can increase the lifespan of your shingles, save you money, and even reduce your impact on the environment.
We are excited to announce all three of the Malarkey manufacturing facilities achieved the Waste Diversion from Landfill certification from GreenCircle Certified, LLC. We would also like to congratulate our Malarkey employees on reaching new safety milestones.
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.