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BUILDER: Coming Soon: A Roof Made From Coloring Markers?

A Portland, OR-based manufacturer has begun offering roofing products made from a unique source: discarded coloring markers. The firm, Malarkey Roofing Products, sells residential roofing made from the markers' polyolefin casings.

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Architectural West: Condominium Reroof

Faced with reroofing three adjoining condominium housing units in the Battlecreek Commons neighborhood of Salem, Oregon, local company Winter Roofing project manager Alex Alarcon had a reliable choice in mind. “In my experience, we have found Malarkey® shingles on a roof after 20-25 years are still holding strong,” said Alarcon. “One of the reasons we prefer Malarkey is the longevity of the shingles.”

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Western Roofing: Cool Roofing in Southern California

There are many benefits, both economic and environmental, to having a cool roof. By strongly reflecting the sun’s rays, a building that employs a cool roof system does not need to work as hard to maintain a comfortable temperature for itself and its surroundings. Cool roof systems not only reduce utility bills, but they also prolong the life of air conditioning systems, lower roof maintenance costs, extend the life of the roof, and help buildings and homes meet building codes, all while supporting a community’s quest to lower their energy impact.

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This Old House: Read This Before You Redo Your Roof

Whether mimicking thick wood shakes or courses of colored slate, designer laminated shingles aren’t limited to rectangles.

Meant to suggest the look of a cedar-shake roof, these shingles have a built-in stagger, revealing two thicker butt ends.

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Malarkey Roofing Products Certified by GreenCircle for Sustainability Initiatives

PORTLAND, Oregon – April 20, 2017 – Malarkey Roofing Products®, the premier North American building materials manufacturer, has again achieved the GreenCircle Certified Waste Diversion from Landfill certification at all three of its facilities.

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Malarkey Roofing Products Expands the Vistaβ„’ Shingle Color Offerings

PORTLAND, Oregon – January 30, 2017 – Malarkey Roofing Products®, the premier North American building materials manufacturer, expands the color offerings for the Vista™ shingle line with four new colors – Antique Brown, Heather, Sienna Blend and Silverwood.

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Malarkey Roofing Products Introduces Highly Reflective Commercial Cap Sheet

PORTLAND, Oregon – January 30, 2017 – Malarkey Roofing Products®, the premier North American building materials manufacturer, introduces the new RCap™ Plus cap sheet for low slope, commercial roofing systems. The cap sheet features highly reflective white granules embedded into the membrane to reflect ultraviolet rays and absorb less heat.

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Malarkey Roofing Products Releases the Vistaβ„’ Nexgenβ„’ Shingle

PORTLAND, Oregon – November 4, 2016 – Malarkey Roofing Products has introduced the new Vista™ Nexgen™ polymer modified laminated architectural shingle. The new polymer modified shingle is fortified with Nexgen™ polymer modified asphalt technology for enhanced granule adhesion and extreme weather protection.

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Architectural West: Importance of a Versatile System

Large industrial buildings experience movement not only from daily truck traffic, but the sheer size of the buildings themselves makes them more prone to shifting and settling. As the potential holding and transfer stations of vast quantities of merchandise, it is critical that their roofs be designed for long-term durability.

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Malarkey Roofing Products Expands Solar Reflective Shingle Offerings

PORTLAND, Oregon – July 14, 2016 – Malarkey Roofing Products® expands their solar reflective shingle offerings with the Windsor® Ecoasis™ and additional Highlander® solar reflective shingle colors.

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SBS Polymer-Modified Roofing’s Delayed Disruption

Malarkey has lead the way in polymer modified roofing since we introduced the first polymer modified shingle in North America in 1986. Learn how this technology has evolved and how it is making an impact on the industry.

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Malarkey Roofing Products Releases Two New High-Profile Shingles

PORTLAND, Oregon – June 14, 2016 – Malarkey Roofing Products is scheduled to release the new Legacy® XL and Windsor® XL high-profile shingles in June. The new heavyweight shingles offer a more pronounced design on the roof, while maintaining the fortified durability of their original shingle lines.

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Malarkey Celebrates 60 Years of Asphalt Roofing Innovation

PORTLAND, Oregon – June 2, 2016 – Malarkey Roofing Products is proud to mark sixty years of asphalt roofing manufacturing by celebrating their history of innovation across multiple campaigns in 2016. Since its establishment in 1956, Malarkey has been a family owned business with a focus on quality products providing long-term solutions for customers.

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2016 100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon

More than 15,000 employees and volunteers from the for-profit and nonprofit sectors took part in this year’s 100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon survey. Participants come from a variety of sectors, including tech, professional services, manufacturing and auto. Malarkey was ranked as #90.

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Western Roofing: Comprehensive Roofing Systems

Judson Park retirement community chose Malarkey Roofing Products for their combination steep slope and low slope roofing project in Des Moines, Washington to meet their unique architectural and location needs.

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GreenCircle Magazine: The Future of Waste

The Waste Diversion from Landfill certification from GreenCircle Certified, LLC demonstrates an organization's commitment to responsible management of materials by quantifying and certifying total diverted waste from landfill. This excerpt from GreenCircle Magazine tells the story of Malarkey's journey to eliminate waste to landfills, and critically examine our processes.

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Malarkey Announces Sustainability and Safety Focus

PORTLAND, Oregon – December 15, 2015 – Malarkey Roofing Products® announces GreenCircle Certified, LLC Waste Diversion from Landfill certification of Malarkey manufacturing facilities and congratulates employees on new safety milestones.

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Business in Focus: Coming Out on Top

Asphalt is a misunderstood product. Seen by many as dirty and smelly, it is a surprisingly environmentally friendly substance. About 65 million tons of asphalt is reclaimed every year, and of that, nearly 99 percent is either reused or recycled... Asphalt shingles are one of the largest asphalt-using industries, and Malarkey Roofing Products has been employing asphalt to create innovative roofing solutions since 1956.

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New Ecoasisβ„’ Costa Solar Reflective Shingles

PORTLAND, Oregon – November 3, 2015 – Malarkey announces new additions to the Ecoasis™ solar reflective shingle line to meet growing market needs. The updates expand the line to include more color variety, solar reflectance range, and price point options.

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Commissioner Doak Urges Oklahomans to Consider Impact-Resistant Shingles

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak is encouraging homeowners to consider purchasing impact-resistant shingles. The investment could lead to savings on their home insurance premium.

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The Oregonian: National Manufacturing Day

As part of the local Manufacturing Day celebrations, Portland Mayor Charlie Hales has decided to honor manufacturing throughout the entire month of October. One big way in which Malarkey Roofing is demonstrating its community partnership is by proudly participating in National Manufacturing Day on Friday, October 2.

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Architectural West: Promoting Sustainable Initiatives

EAH Housing was founded in 1968 with the goal of addressing the needs of low-income families and older adults. When EAH Housing communities Parkview Senior and Parkview Family Apartments in San Joes, CA were selected for renovation, the organization felt it was a natural choice to transition the dark shingles to a solar reflective option.

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Malarkey Roof Designer App Now Available for Android

PORTLAND, Oregon – Malarkey Roofing Products® announces the release of their Roof Designer app for the Android platform. Malarkey first released the roof visualizer tool to their website in 2012 and followed with an iPad app in 2013. The new Android app has been optimized for faster speeds and features an updated user interface as well as real-time edit previews.

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American Farmers & Ranchers Mutual Insurance Company Tours Class 4 Roofing Facility

American Farmers & Ranchers Mutual Insurance Company (AFR) Summer 2015 - AFR furthers adjuster knowledge base, encourages insureds to protect roofs pocketbooks from hail. To better understand Class 4 roofing products, AFR sent its claims specialists and field adjusters to Malarkey Roofing Products Class 4 production facility in Oklahoma City.

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Malarkey Launches Online Certified Contractor Program Resource

PORTLAND, Oregon – July 31, 2015 – The Malarkey Roofing Products website will be expanded with a section dedicated to the Certified Residential Contractor program in mid-July. The Certified Contractor Program section of the website will include resources for homeowners to find Malarkey certified contractors in their area, as well as offering a secure section with additional resources for contractors involved in the program.

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Western Roofing: Roofing for the Last Frontier

Homeowners of an historic Alaskan home looked into a variety of options for an attractive roof covering that could also stand up to the harsh winters. “Windsor® designer shingles are SBS modified which makes them more flexible and also better for cold weather installation,” stated Brent Eaton from EP Roofing, Anchorage Alaska.

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Interface: How Modified Asphalt Tackles Extreme Weather Challenges

Interface Article March 2015 – Of the challenges a roof faces, hail is, in many ways, the most devastating. Traci Shaw and Greg Malarkey provide an insight to asphalt and extreme weather performance.

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Class 4 Impact Resistant Hip & Ridge Strips

PORTLAND, Oregon – February 12, 2015 – The Hip & Ridge Strips from Malarkey Roofing Products® have earned the UL 2218 Class 4 impact resistance rating. When combined with a Malarkey Class 4 shingle, the Hip & Ridge Strips are the finishing touch to a full Class 4 rated roofing system.

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Interface: Venting and Roof Design

Interface Article December 2014 – Ventilation is a simple concept, right? If so, why are there so many questions on where to ventilate, how to ventilate, and if it is working? Eileen Dutton, Vice President of Technical Services for Malarkey Roofing Products, answers some of the industry's difficult questions on ventilation.

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Malarkey Focuses on Digital Experience

PORTLAND, Oregon – November 21, 2014 – Malarkey Roofing Products unveiled a new website design the beginning of November that focuses on ease of use paired with icon based navigation. The new look comes on the heels of multiple product additions from the company this summer, including the new Windsor heavyweight designer shingle as well as an expanded low slope roll roofing product line.

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Architectural West: Designer Shingle Evolution

When David Wilson needed to replace the cedar shake shingles on his Sun Valley, Idaho home, he knew he wanted a quality material with a traditional design. His choice was Malarkey’s new Windsor® Elegant Heavyweight Shingle. Sun Valley is a picturesque resort town in the heart of Idaho that draws outdoor enthusiasts with its mountain vistas.

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Celebrating 30 Years in Sustainable Energy

This year, Malarkey Roofing Products® and the Portland Bureau of Environmental Services are celebrating a 30-year partnership of sustainable energy.

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Finding the Best in the West

Morgan Hill, California – July 16, 2014 – The Western States Roofing Contractors Association introduced The Roofing Games™ at the Western Roofing Expo in June. Designed specifically for the roofing industry, The Roofing Games™ are the nation’s first official set of competitions sanctioned by a roofing association and are produced in conjunction with the Western Roofing Expo.

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New Roll Products

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Malarkey Expands Residential Shingle Line in Oklahoma City

PORTLAND, Oregon – April 24, 2014 – Malarkey Roofing Products® will be expanding the residential shingle line manufactured at their Oklahoma City plant in May 2014. The expansion will add the traditional 3-tab Dura-Seal™ 25 AR as well as SBS enhanced 10” and 12” Hip & Ridge Strips featuring Scotchgard™ to the list of products manufactured in the Oklahoma facility.

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New Shingle Warranty

Learn about Malarkey's new Limited Lifetime Warranty for shingle products.

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Malarkey Launches Windsor Elegant Heavyweight Shingle

PORTLAND, Oregon – March 27, 2014 – Production of the new Windsor shingle will begin in early April at the Portland, Oregon manufacturing facility of Malarkey Roofing Products. This is the first designer shingle for Malarkey and will be released for distribution in May.

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Architectural West: Building for the Future

New distribution facility in Portland, Oregon uses Malarkey’s roofing system.

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Oklahoma Roofing Monthly: Malarkey Receives Top Honor

Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb recognizes Malarkey Roofing Products as top Oklahoma manufacturer.

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The Oklahoman: Oklahoma leads in manufacturing growth

Read about Malarkey’s positive impact on Oklahoma and our Manufacturing Day event at our Oklahoma Plant.

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