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.
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.
A recent construction project in Portland, Oregon has expanded the conventional application of our shingles with dramatic results. Jupiter Hotel owners envisaged Jupiter NEXT to be “a sophisticated and elevated expansion adjacent to the original Jupiter Hotel.” “The client is progressive, embraces innovation,” said the architect, “and through a collaborative effort we identified a program to challenge the way things are usually done, utilizing building materials and details that reflect this concept.”
Since 2010, the West Coast region of the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers has held an annual competition for apprentices. This year, representatives from the Malarkey Technical Services team served as judges in the event earlier this month in Pomona, CA. Malarkey also supplied 3-tab and laminate shingles for the steep slope roofing competition.
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.
National Roofing Week, led by the National Roofing Contractors Association, is designed to “increase awareness across the U.S. about the significance of roofs to every home and business and share the good deeds of the industry. The week also promotes the importance of hiring a professional roofing contractor and making informed decisions about maintaining or replacing any roof system.” This year, Malarkey has taken upon an elevated role as a Partner Member of the NRCA's One Voice Initiative to promote our shared cause.
Malarkey Roofing Products® is dedicated to sustainability. For us, this means keeping roofing materials out of the waste stream and preserving the quality of life on our planet. Likewise, we aim to elevate and partner with like-minded roofing contractors to promote this value. For outstanding contributions in sustainability within the roofing industry Malarkey Certified Residential Contractors are eligible for the Envirogen™ Contractor Award.
To celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Roofing Games™ at the Western States Roofing Contractors Association’s (WRSCA) Western Roofing Expo, Malarkey is bringing back former champions to deliver the most competitive event yet!
The warmer summer months are a popular time for homeowners to welcome roofing projects onto their homes. To ensure that the season is not just busy, but long and successful, professional roofing contractors begin with a focus on safety. From driving to the job site, to cleaning up after completion, there are many ways to work safely during the course of any project. Here are few key areas for contractors to remember.
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.