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Malarkey Technical Services Team Helps Train Tomorrow’s Roofing Contractors

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.

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Malarkey Celebrates NRCA Roofing Week as OneVoice Partner Member

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.

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Recognizing Sustainable Practices with the Envirogen™ Roofing Contractor Award

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.

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To Be Ready for Roofing Season, Start with Safety

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.

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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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Roofing Shingle Home Styles: The Craftsman

The Craftsman style became popular in the United States at during the first few decades of 20th century. The style’s namesake originated from home plans available in The Craftsman magazine, founded and edited by furniture-maker Gustav Stickley. Like the Arts and Crafts movement in the late 19th century, the Craftsman style sought a return to handmade, custom furnishings.

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