In many planned communities like Battlecreek Commons, homeowner associations or property management firms make decisions that impact the shared property in the community. Condominiums, apartment buildings and attached townhomes for instance, often share roofs, walls, walkways, or other amenities. Decisions on these shared resources often impact more than one homeowner, so making a reliable choice in materials is especially important.
On opposing ends of the Portland, Oregon metro area this summer, two homeowners in need of significant roof repairs became beneficiaries of the good work of Catalyst Partnerships, a community-based, volunteer home repair organization plus materials provided by Malarkey Roofing Products®.
“Nature – the ocean, rivers, beaches and trails – is our backyard,” said Jeremy Strober, manager of Kiwanda Hospitality and The Headlands Coastal Lodge and Spa. Opening in December of this year, the lodge is in Pacific City, directly on Oregon’s North Coast, ”where forested cliffs and towering sand dunes meet the dramatic Pacific coastline,” he added. To roof this new coastal property and stand up to the often harsh, seaside climate, local contractor O’Brien Construction, recommended Malarkey’s Legacy® laminated architectural shingles.
After one too many thunderstorms with hail and strong winds, a local homeowner decided his roof was in rough shape and called Tight Lid Roofing in Boise, Idaho. The result of a thorough, visual inspection of the property determined the roof was in fact, in dire need of replacing. The estimator went on to recommend the homeowner install Vista™ shingles from Malarkey, citing the product’s reputation for strength in harsh weather.
Malarkey Roofing Products is deferring waste from entering landfills by reducing our need for new synthetic materials. With our Nexgen™ polymer modified asphalt, the next generation of asphalt shingle technology, specific polymers are included to enhance performance characteristics of the shingle, sourced from recycled materials. The environmental results are significant.
Designer shingles, such as Malarkey’s Windsor® line, are produced for homeowners that are especially concerned with the roof’s appearance as well as a reliable asphalt shingle. The unique cut to the dimensional shingle creates an attractive, dramatic look, modeled after a traditional cedar shake roof.
There are a lot of great resources available to help present the Malarkey Roofing Products shingle line. In addition to the numerous digital resources about Malarkey Roofing Products within this website, we have recently designed residential roofing shingle brochures for the laminate and designer shingle lines. The printed brochure booklets are full of gorgeous, glossy images of stunning homes featuring Malarkey shingles. For contractors and distributors, these brochures are excellent pieces to share with homeowners and help them make informed choices for their roofing needs.
There are two sides to every story, the old saying goes, but for Loren Schneider, co-owner of James Roofing in Salem, Oregon, the story of roofing a recent geodesic home had more like 25 sides in total.
This tool is exceptionally valuable for homeowners considering a major change in roof style or trying to decide between two different shingle colors. The Malarkey Roof Designer provides engaging and easy-to-use options to upload a photo of a home or redesign a roof on model homes.
Carports shelter vehicles and offer protection for storage, so proper roofing materials should not be overlooked. While not as substantial as a free-standing garage, carports are often covered in roofing materials similar to the home. Not only will the materials protect the structure, they can unify the design of the whole property. It is important to consider the color and style of roofing on the carport as well.