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

The Alaskan® is a 3-tab shingle fortified with durable Flexor™ polymer modified asphalt technology to promote superior granule adhesion and extreme weather protection, including Class 4 impact resistance. This product includes Scotchgard™ Protector from 3M for added protection against black streaks caused by algae.


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.

Seal to Roof

Specially formulated asphalt sealant holds the shingle in place during high winds.

Driving winds can threaten to lift shingles from your roof if they are not properly secured. Malarkey uses a specially formulated SEBS polymer modified asphalt sealant to help hold the shingle in place during high winds. Polymer modified asphalt sealant from Malarkey is engineered with adhesive properties to join the shingles together and cohesive properties to prevent them from separating from the roof. SEBS is also flexible down to 0˚F (-18˚C), ensuring the 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.

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.

The Alaskan® shingles come with a 110 mph (177 kph) Limited Wind Warranty. The Alaskan® 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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