Over the years, Malarkey has driven innovations in asphalt technology to help ensure that these granules stay on shingles for longer. Malarkey Manufacturer Representative Kenji Kumai explains the importance of granule adhesion for roofing shingles, and why Flexor™ polymer modified asphalt provides superior granule retention.
Malarkey Roofing Products® manufacture more than just shingles; we also have an extensive commercial and low slope product line. In fact, for nearly forty years, Malarkey has been the leader in the SBS polymer modified roofing industry with an array of base, ply, and cap sheets that perform in a wide variety of climates. The 524G RCap™ Plus cap sheet is the newest addition to the Malarkey catalog of low slope products.
Malarkey shingles are designed and engineered to beautify and protect a home. As part of the roof system, the shingles and underlayment limit the impacts of weather and exterior elements on the structure. Much like wearing a waterproof jacket, shingles and underlayment act as a protective membrane, but require ventilation from heat and moisture beneath. Without proper ventilation, many problems can arise, including a reduction in service life from the shingles themselves, according to Dr. Joseph Lstiburek of the Building Science Corporation.
During the winter season, homeowners should pay special attention to their roofs and problems caused by wintry weather. Snow, sleet, ice and rain will all test the fortitude of a roof’s construction, materials and their installation. A roof can experience ice dams, icicles, avalanches and even collapse under the impacts of the season, so it is in the best interest of the homeowner to pay special attention.
At Malarkey Roofing Products, we are devoted to innovating and improving our building materials. The Vista™ AR shingle, which we introduced last fall, includes several key developments in laminated architectural shingles. These shingles, as we discussed in our last post, are constructed with durable layers and provide a clean, uniform look to home facades.
Laminated architectural shingles, also known as dimensional shingles, are manufactured with an enhanced profile to produce a three-dimensional appearance on the rooftop. These shingles complement a wide variety of home facades because of their depth and wide range of colors. To retain design continuity, homeowners turn to laminated architectural shingles to create a uniform appearance.
There is no denying what effect the passage of time will have on your home. Roof age can be apparent when unsightly black streaks caused by algae appear. Roof replacement is a considerable investment of time and money and Malarkey shingles featuring Scotchgard™ Protector can help prevent those black streaks and keep your roof looking beautiful longer.
Incorrectly driven nails represent the primary cause of improper shingle installation. In turn, poor shingle installation produces a flawed roofing project that diminishes the value of your home. Malarkey Roofing Products developed The Zone®, a 1¾" nailing area more than three times the size of traditional nailing areas. As a result, roofing contractors can now drive nails faster and more accurately, which leads to the completion of successful roof installation projects.
At Malarkey Roofing Products, we are connected with a long list of quality residential roofing contractors. Each month, we take a moment to recognize one of those partners, and this month we spotlight Rooftops Energy Solutions in Boise, Idaho.
Your roof is one of the most important parts of your home. It protects you and your assets from the elements and enhances your home’s curb appeal. When it comes time to repair or replace your roof, the installer is nearly as important as the product they install. Find the right contractor for your project with these four simple tips.