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Highlander® NEX® Reflective Colors

Features & Benefits

Limited Lifetime Material Warranty
110 mph (177 kph) Limited Wind Warranty
130 mph (209 kph) Enhanced Wind Warranty Available
Your Choice™ Warranty Program
10-year Right Start™ Period
Highlander® NEX® Golden Amber, Ivory Mist, Sienna Blend, and Silverwood listed with the CRRC
Highlander® NEX® Golden Amber, Ivory Mist, Sienna Blend, and Silverwood can be used to comply with CEC Title 24, Part 6 Cool Roof Requirements

Highlander® NEX® is an architectural shingle line fortified with sustainable NEX® polymer modified asphalt technology for enhanced granule adhesion and UV resistance. This product line offers optional security against algae staining.


Highlander® NEX® is listed with the Cool Roof Rating Council.
Highlander® NEX® has tested to these radiative property values:

Highlander NEX Solar Reflective Index: Golden Amber: 22; Ivory Mist: 26; Sienna Blend: 21; Silverwood: 22; Highlander NEX AR Ivory Mist Solar Reflective Index: 26


Cool Roof Rating Council ratings are determined for a fixed set of conditions, and may not be appropriate for determining seasonal energy performance. The actual effect of solar reflectance and thermal emittance on building performance may vary.

Manufacturer of product stipulates that these ratings were determined in accordance with the applicable Cool Roof Rating Council procedures.

**Calculated using California Energy Commission SRI Calculator Worksheet


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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Reflect Damaging Solar Rays

Highlander® NEX® Golden Amber, Ivory Mist, Sienna Blend, and Silverwood shingles reflect solar rays which may reduce the heat entering your home and extend the life of your roof.

CRRC Rated ProductWhen solar energy hits a roof surface and is absorbed, it raises the temperature of the shingles. This can lead to additional heat entering a home through the roof and premature aging of asphalt shingles. Highlander® NEX® Golden Amber, Ivory Mist, Sienna Blend, and Silverwood shingle colors reflect solar rays, which may reduce the amount of heat entering your home and potentially extend the life of your roof in hot climates.

These shingles have measured radiative property values listed with the Cool Roof Rating Council and can be used to comply with California Energy Code Title 24, Part 6 Cool Roof Requirements.

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NEX® Polymer Modified Asphalt

Sustainable, polymer modified asphalt technology increases shingle flexibility, granule adhesion, and UV resistance.

Raw asphalt must be altered for use in roofing materials, but traditional methods to alter asphalt diminish its natural, rubber-like characteristics. For over 30 years, Malarkey has been engineering and manufacturing a specially formulated blend of polymers and mixing them with raw asphalt at each of our facilities to produce our resilient polymer modified asphalt.

Over the years, Malarkey has continually advanced the development of polymer modified asphalt using new technologies to refine the physical characteristics desired for quality shingle performance. NEX®, a blend of asphalt with polymers from repurposed materials, is the result. The use of polymers from repurposed materials is the next step in the ongoing effort from Malarkey to promote sustainable roofing materials while maintaining a high level of quality. This progressive approach improves asphalt flexibility, granule adhesion, cold weather installation, and UV resistance while promoting sustainable product design.

Retain Color Granules

Superior 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. NEX® polymer modified asphalt provides superior flexibility and 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.

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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Flexible in All Weather

Asphalt technology provides flexibility for application in a wider range of climates and roof styles.

Unique roof structures and cold weather can pose obstacles during installation. NEX® polymer modified asphalt technology provides shingles with added flexibility to conform to unique structures. NEX® also ensures shingles remain flexible down to 0˚F (-18˚C), which is 40 degrees lower than typical standard asphalt shingles.

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.

Superior Shingle Strength

Shingles with NEX® polymer modified asphalt are more resistant to tearing and nail pull-out, reducing the risk of shingle blow-off.

Shingles with NEX® polymer modified asphalt are more resistant to tearing and nail pull-out compared to traditional oxidized asphalts, reducing the risk of shingles blowing off in high winds.

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.
** 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. 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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