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Sustainable Roofing

Malarkey Roofing Products® offers a family of shingle products designed with a goal of sustainability in focus through each step of the product’s life cycle. From a shingle’s manufacture to the end of its service life, Malarkey shingles are created for superior performance, reliability, and limited impact on the environment.

Malarkey worked with the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) to complete an Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) focused on steep and low slope roof systems. An EPD is a standardized way to understand the sustainable qualities of a product and its environmental impact over time.

In the roofing business since 1956, Malarkey Roofing Products® is a company perpetuated by the success and foresight of previous and current generations. With a keen ability to innovate, the company has advanced modern roofing materials by engineering solutions to common roof problems. Today, Malarkey is dedicated to keeping its roofing materials out of the waste stream and preserving the quality of life on our planet.

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Recognizing the benefits of SBS for asphalt shingle technology and improved shingle performance, the formula was refined to create industry-leading, sustainable NEX® Polymer Modified Asphalt Technology (PMA).

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3Mโ„ข Smog-reducing Granules

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)โ€‹.§

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Scotchgard Protector from 3M

Also available to protect homes from unwanted algae growth are Malarkey shingles featuring Scotchgard™ Protector from 3M. These shingles feature 3M™ Copper Roofing Granules, developed to protect against the growth of algae and help prevent black streaks from forming on roofs in climates with especially high humidity.

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Thanks to our continued relationship with CalRecycle, we have been able to incorporate polymers from upcycled tires to improve shingle durability, while reducing landfill waste. In 2013, the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) developed the Tire Incentive Program (TIP) for eligible businesses that use recycled tire rubber in eligible products, as an incentive payment program to help divert tires from the waste stream and increase demand for tire rubber. In the 5th Tire Incentive grant (TIP5), Malarkey Roofing Products® has diverted 104,167 tires from entering the California waste stream, and in the 6th Tire Incentive grant (TIP6), an additional 83,333 tires were diverted.

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GreenCircle Certification (2015 - 2020)

GreenCircle provides third-party certification of sustainability claims through a rigorous scientific evaluation based on internationally recognized standards and guidelines. All three of Malarkey’s asphalt roofing facilities have achieved the Waste Diversion from Landfill certification, demonstrating responsible management of end-of-life materials.

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100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon (2016)

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

Oklahoma City Storm Water Award (2016)

For outstanding achievement in storm water management, Malarkey’s Oklahoma City manufacturing facility received an award in 2016. The facility acquired this distinction by accurately measuring and improving management practices for storm water pass way protection. Beginning with 89 percent waste diversion from the landfill (certified through GreenCircle), the facility already realized a significant reduction in the polluting of the storm water system. From there, the team installed grating and filters over storm water inlets to reduce the chances of debris entrance. A movable containment cart was also fabricated to place under trucks while offloading material to act as spill containment, and an awning was built to cover all roll-off trash containers. Lastly, members from the Malarkey team participated in a Litter Blitz trash pick-up organized by Oklahoma City Beautiful.

Governorโ€™s Energy Award for Outstanding Achievements in Energy Conservation (1985)

Malarkey Roofing Products® earned this award for reducing its natural gas consumption by over 80 percent. This feat was accomplished with the installation of a methane recovery pipeline to the company’s manufacturing facility from a nearby wastewater treatment plant. The City of Portland’s Columbia Boulevard Wastewater Treatment Plant, managed by the Bureau of Environmental Services, is Oregon’s largest wastewater treatment facility, cleaning about 30 billion gallons of water a year. The process generates about 1.5-million cubic feet of methane gas every day. Malarkey began construction on the pipeline in 1983 to transport methane gas to the manufacturing facility one mile down the road. The initial investment for Malarkey was sizable but aligned with the core sustainable values of both facilities. Once the pipeline was completed in 1984, methane from the plant was used for the facility’s product manufacturing – from curing fiberglass mat to providing the process heat source for shingles and other asphalt roofing products. Today, Malarkey continues to operate this pipeline and has a historical average of 67% of the roofing manufacturing facility powered by gas from the wastewater plant.

§Source: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and 3M.

Scotchgard and the Scotchgard Protector Logo, including the 3M logo, are all trademarks of 3M.

Styrene Butadiene Styrene

Looking for an alternative to conventional oxidized asphalt during the oil crisis in 1975, then company President Michael Malarkey traveled to Europe, where he was introduced to the process of modifying asphalt to make it more flexible and extend the material’s life span.

Repurposed Polymers from Reclaimed Plastic and Synthetic Rubber

Malarkey Roofing Products® is deferring waste from entering landfills by reducing our need for new synthetic materials. With our NEX® polymer modified asphalt, the next generation of asphalt shingle technology, specific polymers sourced from repurposed materials are included to enhance performance characteristics of the shingle.

Cool Roofing Granules

Cool Roofing Granules reflect solar ultraviolet (UV) rays, the infrared portion of sunlight. This enables the colors of the shingle to be seen by the eye, while still allowing the roof to stay cool.

Streak Resistโ„ข Technology

Malarkey also utilizes specialized granules that perform beyond traditional materials to offer benefits to the homeowner and the environment. Algae growth on a roof can cause black streaks which can alter the color of your roof and make it appear aged.

Durable Roofing Shingles Avoid Landfills

Malarkey Roofing Products® manufactures performance-driven shingles that withstand extreme weather conditions with an extended service life on the roof.

Asphalt Shingles are Recyclable

At the end of their useful life, asphalt shingles can avoid landfills and be recycled in most major metro areas. The shingles are ground up and used widely in paving applications. To learn more about how asphalt shingles are recycled, visit the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association website.

Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard

The Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard (ESDS) is a program created by the State of Washington to set building performance standards for affordable housing projects or programs seeking funds from the state’s Housing Trust Fund. Malarkey’s sustainability practices can support program applicants best in Section 6 of the ESDS. Read more here.

§Source: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and 3M.

Scotchgard and the Scotchgard Protector Logo, including the 3M logo, are all trademarks of 3M.