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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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Architectural Resources for Roofing Shingles Available Online

The design and performance details of building materials are critical to architects planning renovations and new construction. In fact, many home styles are constructed with roofing materials already in mind. As a manufacturer of premium roofing products, Malarkey has made a concerted effort to provide the most up-to-date and concise architectural information available online to our customers. The Architectural Resources page on our website features libraries of technical products documents and references to specification files available through partnering industry associations. 

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Roofing Shingle Home Styles: The Ranch

The ranch style is a uniquely American home design, introduced in the early 20th century. With Spanish colonial architecture serving as a foundation, variations of early and modern home designs are prevalent in the Southwestern United States and California. However, by mid-century, expansive suburban development quickly built a plethora of ranch homes across the nation.

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Best Roof Contest Recognizes Contractor Jireh 7 and Malarkey Windsor Shingles

Thanks to the professional expertise and hard work of Paul Aragon and his crew at Jireh 7 Enterprises, Malarkey Roofing Products received an honorable mention in the 2017 Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) annual Quality Asphalt Roofing Case Study (QARC) awards.

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New Streak Resist™ Technology Available

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.

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Malarkey to Join ARMA Panel at International Roofing Expo

Next week at the International Roofing Expo® (IRE) in New Orleans, the preeminent roofing construction and maintenance event, John Kouba, director of technical services at Malarkey Roofing Products, will join other industry leaders during a panel on the proper installation of asphalt roofing shingles. John has been involved in the manufacturing of asphalt based roofing products since 1993 and has conducted over 6,000 roof inspections. 

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