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Legacy® XL Scotchgard™
Features & Benefits
Limited Lifetime Material Warranty
110 mph (177 kph) Limited Wind Warranty
130 mph (209 kph) Enhanced Wind Warranty Available
Legacy® XL 20-year Scotchgard™ Algae Resistance Warranty
Your Choice™ Warranty Program
15-year Right Start™ Warranty

The Legacy® XL shingle elevates the look of your roof with a higher profile, creating an enhanced dimensional texture for a more pronounced design. Legacy® XL is engineered with the fortified durability of Flexor™ polymer modified asphalt technology to promote superior granule adhesion and extreme weather protection, including Class 4 impact resistance. This product also features Scotchgard™ Protector from 3M for added protection against black streaks caused by algae.


High-Profile Design

Legacy® XL shingles are 20% thicker than Legacy® shingles, with a 17% increase in overall mass.

Curb appeal can make a significant impact on your home. Legacy® XL shingles are 20% thicker than Legacy® shingles, with a 17% increase in overall mass. This extra thickness creates a more pronounced, high profile design to elevate the look of your roof.

Flexor™ Polymer Modified Asphalt

Asphalt technology increases flexibility, granule adhesion, and impact resistance.

Raw asphalt must be altered for use in roofing materials. Traditional methods to alter asphalt diminish its natural, rubber-like characteristics. For over 30 years, Malarkey has been engineering and manufacturing our specially formulated blend of polymers and mixing them with raw asphalt at each of our facilities to produce our resilient Flexor™ polymer modified asphalt. This process retains more of the rubber-like characteristics of raw asphalt while adding the enhanced characteristics of the polymers, resulting in improved flexibility, granule adhesion, cold weather installation, and impact resistance.

Watch: Flexor Polymer Modified Asphalt – Engineered Shingle Performance.

Protect from Extreme Weather

Class 4 impact resistance offers your roof the highest rated protection available.

Impacts to a roof from extreme weather can reduce the life of a shingle and lead to water damage. Class 4 shingles undergo UL 2218 testing to withstand impacts from a simulated 2" hail stone hitting a roof at speeds seen in severe storms without sustaining damage. Flexor™ polymer modified asphalt technology provides superior Class 4 roofing shingle protection, which is the highest rating possible.

Scotchgard™ Protector: Help Prevent Black Streaks

Helps maintain the aesthetic appearance of your roof. Includes a 20-year warranty.

Algae growth on a roof can cause black streaks, which can alter the color of your roof and make it appear aged. Shingles featuring Scotchgard™ Protector utilize 3M™ copper-containing granules and have been third-party tested for optimal coverage. Shingles featuring Scotchgard™ Protector help maintain the aesthetic appearance of your roof by resisting black streaks caused by algae, which may reduce the need to clean your roof. Shingles with Scotchgard™ Protector include a 20-year warranty.

To learn more about Scotchgard™ Protector from 3M™, click here.

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. Flexor™ 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.

Formulated Roofing Sealants

Specially formulated asphalt sealants hold the shingle 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 the shingle in place during high winds. Malarkey architectural shingles also feature two 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 Flexor™ polymer modified asphalt are more resistant to tearing and nail pull-out, reducing the risk of shingle blow-off.

Shingles with Flexor™ 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.

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® – a patented 1¾" nailing area over 3x larger than other laminate shingles that dramatically improves correct fastener placement.

Watch: The Zone Nailing Area.

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. Flexor™ polymer modified asphalt technology provides shingles with added flexibility to conform to unique structures. Flexor™ also ensures shingles remain flexible down to 0˚F (-18˚C), which is 40 degrees lower than the typical installation of standard asphalt shingles. This allows for application in a wider range of climates and on a wider range of architectural roof styles.

Wind Warranties

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

Legacy® XL shingles come with a 110 mph (177 kph) Limited Wind Warranty. Legacy® XL shingles are eligible for a 130 mph (209 kph) Enhanced Wind Warranty when Smart Start™ starter shingles are installed, shingles are 6-nailed, and either EZ-Ridge™ (8", 10") or RidgeFlex™ (10", 12") hip and ridge shingles are used. Malarkey performance-driven underlayments – Arctic Seal®, Right Start™ UDL, or SecureStart™ – are recommended for added system protection.

* Malarkey shingles featuring Scotchgard™ Protector must be installed with EZ-Ridge™ (8", 10") or RidgeFlex™ (10", 12") hip and ridge products, which feature Scotchgard™ Protector, to receive Malarkey’s full 20-year Algae Resistant Shingle warranty. The Alaskan® featuring Scotchgard™ Protector can be substituted as hip and ridge shingles, in conjunction with Malarkey shingles featuring Scotchgard™ Protector, to receive the full Malarkey 20-year Algae Resistant Shingle warranty. Scotchgard and the Scotchgard logo, including the 3M logo, are all trademarks of 3M.
** Shingles come with a 110 mph (177 kph) Limited Wind Warranty. Eligible for a 130 mph (209 kph) Enhanced Wind Warranty when Smart Start™ starter shingles are installed, shingles are 6-nailed, 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 towards the Enhanced Wind Warranty. Dura-Seal™ shingles used for hip and ridge will not qualify toward an Enhanced Wind Warranty. Malarkey performance-driven underlayments – Arctic Seal®, Right Start™ UDL, or SecureStart™ – are recommended for added system protection.

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