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Highlander® AR

Features & Benefits

Limited Lifetime Material Warranty
110 mph (177 kph) Limited Wind Warranty
130 mph (209 kph) Enhanced Wind Warranty Available
Highlander® AR 10-year Algae Resistant System Warranty
Your Choice™ Warranty Program
10-year Right Start™ Period

Highlander® AR is an architectural shingle utilizing high quality, traditional roofing asphalt. This product features security against algae staining.


3M™ Smog-Reducing Granules (featured in TIME Magazine's 50 Best Inventions of 2018), harness sunlight to photocatalytically convert smog (NO, NO2) into water-soluble ions (NO3), actively reducing air pollution. One roof has the same smog-fighting potential as 2 or more trees (assuming standard roof of 30 squares)​.§

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Shingles manufactured from the Oklahoma City plant do not yet feature these granules.

Streak Resist™ Technology

A blend of algae resistant granules helps maintain the aesthetic appearance of your roof. Includes a 10-year AR Warranty.

Algae growth on a roof can cause black streaks, which can alter the color of your roof and make it appear aged. Shingles with a blend of algae resistant granules help maintain the aesthetic appearance of your roof by resisting black streaks caused by algae and may reduce the need to clean your roof. Highlander® AR shingles include a 10-year AR Warranty.

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Retain Color Granules

Enhanced granule adhesion provides your roof lasting beauty and protection from damaging solar rays.

Throughout the day, roofs cycle through periods of hot and cold, causing materials to naturally expand and contract. Exceptional asphalt and quality control provide enhanced granule adhesion to better hold granules onto the shingle. When granules stay on the roof, it provides lasting beauty and protection from damaging solar rays.

Formulated Roofing Sealants

Specially formulated asphalt sealant holds shingles in place during high winds and rain sealants protect from wind-driven rain.

Driving winds can threaten to lift shingles from your roof if they are not properly sealed. Malarkey uses a specially formulated SEBS polymer modified asphalt sealant to help hold shingles in place during high winds. Malarkey architectural shingles also feature two additional lines of SEBS polymer modified asphalt rain sealant in the critical lamination area of the shingle for double protection against wind-driven rain. SEBS asphalt rain sealant is engineered with adhesive properties to join the shingle together and cohesive properties to prevent it from separating. SEBS is also flexible down to 0˚F (-18˚C), ensuring the rain seal remains intact through freeze and thaw cycles.

The Zone®: Improve Fastener Placement

The Zone® nailing area dramatically improves correct fastener placement during installation.

One of the most critical aspects of a successful roofing project is correct installation. Improper fastener placement is the leading cause of incorrect shingle installation, which can subsequently void the warranty as well as lead to leaks or blow-offs. Malarkey architectural shingles are manufactured with The Zone® – an industry-leading, patented, common bond nailing area that dramatically improves correct fastener placement.

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Wind Warranties

110 mph (177 kph) Limited Wind Warranty included. Eligible for a 130 mph (209 kph) Enhanced Wind Warranty when additional standards are met.

A 110 mph (177 kph) Limited Wind Warranty is included. An Enhanced Wind Warranty is available at 130 mph (209 kph) when additional standards are met.

§Source: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and 3M.
* Malarkey hip and ridge shingles (10", 12" RidgeFlex™ or 8", 10" EZ-Ridge™ with Scotchgard™ Protector from 3M) are recommended for all Malarkey field shingles but required with shingles having Scotchgard™ Protector to receive Malarkey’s Limited Lifetime Scotchgard™ Protector Warranty. Some contractors adapt 3-tab roofing shingles to use as hip and ridge shingles; The Alaskan® featuring Scotchgard™ Protector can be substituted as hip and ridge shingles for both the Scotchgard™ Protector Warranty and the Algae Resistant System Warranty from Malarkey. The use of Dura-Seal™ AR as hip and ridge shingles is only allowed when Dura-Seal™ AR is the field shingle. Scotchgard and the Scotchgard Protector Logo, including the 3M logo, are all trademarks of 3M.
** Shingles come with a Limited Wind Warranty but are eligible for an Enhanced Wind Warranty when additional standards are met: Smart Start™ starter shingles are installed, shingles are 6-nailed (including starter shingles; 9 nails for Windsor® shingles), and either EZ-Ridge™ (8", 10") or RidgeFlex™ (10", 12") hip and ridge shingles are used. Some contractors adapt roofing shingles to use as hip and ridge shingles. Use of The Alaskan® as a hip and ridge shingle will apply toward the Enhanced Wind Warranty. Dura-Seal™ (NEX®) shingles used for hip and ridge will qualify toward an Enhanced Wind Warranty only when Dura-Seal™ (NEX®) is the field shingle. Malarkey’s diverse line of performance-driven underlayments are recommended for added system protection.

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