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.
Partnered with a non-profit called Fix it Forward In Molalla, Oregon, Tim Bancke the owner of TB Quality Construction, is focused on improving homes for those in need in Clackamas County.
One of the most common designs for asphalt roofing shingles has been the three-tab shingle; but architectural shingles are a reliable alternative. The three tab is commonly a flat, single-layer shingle. Architectural shingles, also referred to as laminate or dimensional shingles, have multiple layers laminated together with an adhesive for enhanced profile and performance.
Black and grey shingles are two of the most popular colors for roofs. Both colors can add depth and interest to your home. Available in a variety of shades and tones, black and grey shingles can match an array of siding, trim, brick, and stone; making them the ideal choices for many homes.
On March 6th, 2017, a severe weather event hit the Kansas City area. Lightning, rain, and hail of all sizes peppered the region along with at least a dozen tornadoes were confirmed by The National Weather Service. According to Shawn Bellis, owner of Epic Exteriors, LLC., a Malarkey Certified Residential Contractor, “30,000 roofs were affected by the unusually large hail stones and robust winds.”
Nearly a century ago, this dramatic barn was built in Treasure Valley of Southwestern Idaho near the town of Emmett in 1918. Today, it is used most often as a wedding venue, creating a scenic backdrop for the special ceremony, housing raucous receptions and even a bit of practical storage in between events. When roof repair on the barn could no longer be overlooked, the owners of Fourth Street Gardens selected Malarkey Certified Contractor, Rooftops Energy Solutions, based in nearby Boise.
One of the most effective ways to increase the value of your home is with the installation of a new roof. Compared to other home improvement projects such as updating large appliances or converting a closet to a bathroom, installing a new roof tops the list for increasing the value of your home. In addition to increasing the value of your home, installing a new asphalt shingle roof offers other benefits that make the home improvement project worthwhile.
Malarkey hosted more than 50 contractors for a two-day training event in Olympia, Washington last week. The event, lead by our Northwest sales team, focused on new product details and innovations. The Malarkey technical services department from Portland, Oregon, also shared installation tips during demonstrations.
With a little research these days, handy homeowners can gain carpentry skills and learn above average techniques to tackle many simple home improvement projects. Roofing repairs and installations however, like plumbing and electrical projects, are best left to professionals. Roofing contractors have the necessary knowledge, training, and equipment to ensure roofs are properly installed.