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.
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.
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.
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.
This month, Greg Malarkey, Senior Vice President at Malarkey Roofing Products will begin his tour around the country, meeting with local roofing contractors, and sharing the compelling story of Nexgen™ polymer modified asphalt. Featured in the Vista™ laminated architectural shingle, Nexgen™ is a truly innovative and unique product. Malarkey Roofing Products introduced polymer modified asphalt to modern roofing materials with sustainability in mind. Now, more than forty years later, it is greener than ever before.
With 2017 drawing to a close, we look back on the 61st year of Malarkey Roofing Products®. This year was shaped by sustainable product innovations, impressive roofing contractor projects, and inspiring style trends for the modern home. In the following, we’ll recap some highlights from another memorable year.
For more than six decades, the Tilsen Roofing Company of Madison, Wisconsin has maintained its reputation for quality and professionalism by strategically adopting the industry’s latest product innovations. This trend was again evident during the fall when company president, Dave Tilsen, chose the sustainably-designed and advanced Malarkey Roofing Products® Vista™ AR roofing shingle for two substantial commercial projects.
The slow season poses an excellent opportunity to inquire about the Malarkey Certified Contractor Program for those who haven’t already. The slow season is also a good time for roofing contractors and their crews to attend trade shows and other industry events or continue their education and refresh their knowledge base. Malarkey Certified Residential Contractors can earn a badge based on specific criteria, training, and overall professional experience. These specialized badges also signify the elevated professionalism of the Certified Residential Contractor for homeowners and potential customers.
The Malarkey Roofing Products 2018 tradeshow calendar, as we shared in last week’s blog post, is up-to-date and live on our website here. There are a variety of shows that Malarkey will be at this coming year, and we invite contractors to join us in attending some of these great shows. Whether it’s a builder’s show for general contractors or regional meeting for roofing contractors specifically, look for our booth.
For many roofing contractors, the colder, wetter winter months yield a little less time on the roof and more time in the office. The roofing business involves more than just setting shingles, of course. Keeping components of the business running smoothly also involves continual education and planning for the future. Thankfully, there are a multitude of resources available for roofing contractors to continue their educational depth.