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.
With three low-slope commercial warehouse buildings to roof in the Castaic, California, Pomona-based Howard Roofing Company, Inc. worked with Malarkey Roofing Products for the right roofing materials for the job. Situated in sunny Southern California, just outside of downtown Los Angeles, this project became a prime candidate for Malarkey’s new 524G RCap™ Plus reflective granulated cap sheet.
The conditions which call for roof repair can be both obvious and hidden. Some roof damage, like open holes where the home’s interior is visible, are easily noticed. Others, however, are less conspicuous, and require a study of roofing materials, system components, and roof features to determine the adequacy of a roof’s safety and security. For these reasons and others, working with a Certified Residential Contractor is advised.
Helping to ensure that a residential community looks its best, functions safely, and operates smoothly are all goals often at the core of many homeowner associations. Similarly, the characteristics best exemplified by Malarkey’s polymer modified asphalt roofing shingles are presentation, reliability, and durability. For individual homeowners seeking to improve the presentation of their property, upgrading their roofing materials to, designer, polymer modified asphalt roofing shingles can greatly increase curb appeal with added performance and peace of mind over time. For groups of homeowners, like those in homeowner or community associations, the same is true, but also includes a few additional benefits.
Earlier this spring, we invited roofing contractors to tag us on their new and reroof projects with Malarkey shingles through social media with the hashtag #RoofingExcellence. The response, thus far, has delivered some remarkable results from around the country. One trend is that our Vista shingle line is especially popular this season.
In bright, sunny climates, homeowners have been previously limited to clay tiled home designs or white coatings applied to asphalt shingles to combat the sun’s rays. Today, with the assistance of modern asphalt innovations, Malarkey can utilize specially engineered roofing granules for solar reflectivity to offer a wide variety of roofing shingle color options to match the home and help keep it cool.
To help safeguard and strengthen homes from extreme weather conditions, such as hurricanes, high winds, hail, and severe thunderstorms, the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) has created the FORTIFIED Home™ program. The IBHS FORTIFIED Home™ construction standards and methods go beyond emergency and disaster preparedness to improve the resiliency and reliability of the whole structure in severe conditions.
For busy roofing contractors, devoting time to an industry association may be placed far below the daily tasks to maintain a business. Yet many of these organizations are comprised of other contractors that have similar concerns and schedules, so they are created to benefit a business, not deter from it. In fact, there are many benefits to joining an industry association, and great value in participation.