Architectural Shingle Line Features 3M Smog-Reducing Granules

Malarkey Highlander NEX Malarkey Roofing Products, in collaboration with 3M, announces the inclusion of 3M Smog-reducing granules to the Highlander NEX laminated architectural roofing shingle line.

“The Highlander NEX roofing shingle is one of our most innovative and advanced products. Throughout our history, we’ve sought to produce quality roofing products specialized to perform in specific environments. Highlander NEX delivers without being unnecessarily overbuilt,” said Jim Fagan, Chief Executive Officer and President of Malarkey Roofing Products.

According to the company, Highlander NEX is already made with the innovative NEX polymer modified asphalt (previously referred to as Nexgen) and solar reflective granules. With the inclusion of 3M Smog-reducing granules, Highlander NEX is the most sustainably manufactured asphalt roofing shingle in the industry, the company states.

“Sustainability is at the core of our product design,” said Fagan. “We strive to include innovative technologies that improve our environment in all aspects of our operations. Granules that help transform smog gases from the air are certainly in line with that mission.”

Recently launched by the 3M Industrial Mineral Products Division, 3M Smog-reducing Granules help to remove smog pollution (nitrogen oxides or NOx) using roofing shingles. Integrated throughout a shingle’s surface, 3M’s roofing granules are designed with a specialized photocatalytic coating applied to the base mineral. The specialized coating on the granule is activated by the sun’s UV rays, while blending inconspicuously into various shingle color combinations.

As shown in the video, when sunlight hits the shingles containing the smog-reducing granules, radicals are generated and transform nitrogen oxide gases into water-soluble ions improving air quality. This smart solution for pollution mitigation can help communities contribute toward their NOx emission reduction efforts.

The Highlander NEX shingle additionally features Cool roofing granules by 3M. These granules reflect solar rays to cool the roof and home, and can help reduce energy costs. Highlander NEX introductory color offerings will include Weathered Wood, Natural Wood, Heather, Silverwood and Sienna Blend.

For more information, visit www.malarkeyroofing.com.

Malarkey Roofing Products Introduces Regional Manager

Malarkey Roofing Products has announced Glenn North as South Central Regional Manager.
 
“We are excited to have Glenn join our team,” says Rich Robbins, vice president of sales & marketing at Malarkey. “His skills and decades of experience in the roofing industry will help our team continue to grow in this part of the country,” adds Robbins. 
 
Mr. North’s responsibilities will include sales management in the South Central region of the U.S.  A Texas native, Glenn joins Malarkey with a background of roofing construction, distribution, and manufacturing in the region. Most recently, he served as vice president and general manager of Lon Smith Roofing in Austin. Prior, Glenn worked in sales for another roofing products manufacturer for more than a decade in Dallas and Sarasota, Fla.
 
Mr. North is fulfilling the position previously held by Craig Lott, who is now national accounts manager for Malarkey.

Cap Sheet Reflects Ultraviolet Rays, Absorbs Less Heat

The RCap Plus cap sheet features reflective white granules embedded into the membrane to reflect ultraviolet rays and absorb less heat.

The RCap Plus cap sheet features reflective white granules embedded into the membrane to reflect ultraviolet rays and absorb less heat.

Malarkey Roofing Products has introduced the RCap Plus cap sheet for low slope, commercial roofing systems. It features reflective white granules embedded into the membrane to reflect ultraviolet rays and absorb less heat.

RCap Plus utilizes ground and packed granules, and these granules ensure more coverage in the membrane per square. Malarkey grinds the asphalt granules at its South Gate, Calif., manufacturing facility.

The solar reflectivity and limited heat absorption of the RCap Plus cap sheet are key design features of the product. RCap Plus meets CEC Title 24, Part 6 standards and has an initial Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) rating of 87. As part of a roof system, RCap Plus may help decrease energy costs used to cool the building and extend roof service life.

Algae Resistant Shingle Line Is Available in Four Additional Colors

The Vista Algae Resistant (AR) shingle is comprised of specially formulated granules for increased security against algae growth.

The Vista Algae Resistant (AR) shingle is comprised of specially formulated granules for increased security against algae growth.

Malarkey Roofing Products expands the color offerings for the Vista shingle line with four new colors.

The new colors, Antique Brown, Heather, Sienna Blend and Silverwood, have been added to the 
existing colors of Midnight Black, Natural Wood, Storm Gray and Weathered Wood for a total of eight colors in the product category.

The Vista Algae Resistant (AR) shingle is comprised of specially formulated granules for increased security against algae growth. In environments where algae growth is prevalent, black streaks can stain a roof surface. The Vista additionally utilizes Nexgen, a polymer modified asphalt technology made from postconsumer materials. The polymer modified asphalt technology provides enhanced granule adhesion and weather protection. It is certified for Class 3 impact resistance which can withstand impacts from simulated hailstones over one inch in size.

Architectural Shingle Features Recycled Polymers

The Vista Nexgen architectural shingle is fortified for enhanced granule adhesion and extreme weather protection.

The Vista Nexgen architectural shingle is fortified for enhanced granule adhesion and extreme weather protection.

Malarkey Roofing Products has introduced the Vista Nexgen polymer modified laminated architectural shingle, which is fortified for enhanced granule adhesion and extreme weather protection. Nexgen utilizes a blend of Flexor asphalt with reclaimed post-consumer recycled polymers, which improve the shingle characteristics of asphalt flexibility, granule adhesion, cold-weather installation and impact resistance while supporting sustainable product design. Vista includes a UL 2218 Class 3 impact-resistance rating and increased security against algae staining. The product is available in four colors: Midnight Black, Natural Wood, Storm Grey and Weathered Wood.

Malarkey Roofing Products’ Legacy XL and Windsor XL Shingles Offer More Pronounced Design on the Roof

Malarkey Roofing Products' Windsor XL in Weathered

Malarkey Roofing Products’ Windsor XL in Weathered

Malarkey Roofing Products released the Legacy XL and Windsor XL high-profile shingles in June. The new heavyweight shingles offer a more pronounced design on the roof while maintaining the fortified durability of their original shingle lines.

The Legacy shingle was introduced in 1997 as a laminate shingle in North America to utilize durable SBS polymer modified asphalt, now known as Flexor. The Legacy XL high-profile design continues that tradition of Flexor durability to promote granule adhesion and Class 4 impact resistance. It also features Scotchgard Protector from 3M for added protection against black streaks caused by algae. The Windsor shingle was introduced in 2014 as the first designer shingle line from Malarkey.

Malarkey Roofing Products' Legacy XL in Storm Grey

Malarkey Roofing Products’ Legacy XL in Storm Grey

The Windsor was created in a joint effort with contractors to offer the look of a traditional cedar shake roof with easy installation. The new Windsor XL carries those features into a high-profile design. As with the original shingle design, the Windsor XL includes durable Flexor polymer modified asphalt to promote granule adhesion and Class 4 impact resistance, as well as Scotchgard Protector from 3M for added protection against black streaks caused by algae.

Malarkey Roofing Products’ Solar-reflective Shingles Offered in More Options

Malarkey Roofing Products has expanded its solar reflective shingle offerings with the Windsor Ecoasis and additional Highlander solar-reflective shingle colors.

Malarkey Roofing Products has expanded its solar reflective shingle offerings with the Windsor Ecoasis and additional Highlander solar-reflective shingle colors.

Malarkey Roofing Products has expanded its solar reflective shingle offerings with the Windsor Ecoasis and additional Highlander solar-reflective shingle colors. The Windsor Ecoasis combines the energy-conservation benefits of the solar-reflective Ecoasis shingle line with the designer style of the Windsor. Windsor Ecoasis features Flexor polymer modified asphalt to promote superior granule adhesion and extreme weather protection, including Class 4 impact resistance. The product also features Scotchgard Protector from 3M for protection against black streaks caused by algae. The Highlander shingles, featuring Scotchgard Protector, now include the solar-reflective colors Dove White and Golden Amber. Both colors are listed with the Cool Roof Rating Council and meet California Energy Code Title 24, Part 6, requirements. Dove White also has earned ENERGY STAR certification.

Malarkey Roofing Products Hires Sales Representatives

Malarkey Roofing Products announces the addition of new sales representatives in August and September of 2016. Additions include Ed Alamillo representing northern Los Angeles and Ryan Rabung representing Las Vegas.

Alamillo brings with him 13 years of experience working in the Los Angeles roofing market and will be focusing on the San Gabriel, San Fernando and Antelope valleys. Rabung has more than 17 years of construction material supply experience, including customer services and inside sales with Malarkey Roofing Products.

For more information on Malarkey Roofing Products or to find a representative, call (800) 545-1191 or visit the company’s website.

Malarkey Roofing Products and the Roofing Industry Bids Farewell to a Friend

On behalf of his family, friends and business associates around the world, the roofing industry is sad to announce the passing of Joe Russo.

Joe’s journey with cancer started one year ago when it was first detected in his brain. He fought through every turn as the disease spread. During this time, Joe continued his work on projects with Malarkey Roofing Products and maintained his unique brand of humor with friends and colleagues. After a courageous fight, Joe’s journey ended in the company of his family.

Joe Russo’s story in the roofing industry would take pages to document. His career started on the roof, first as a shingler, then hot crew, foreman, superintendent, estimator, consultant, technical manager, and sales manager. All of his experiences knit together to apply to any given circumstance in a roofing conversation.

Joe enjoyed travel and was able to visit all contents of the world, including a jaunt to Antarctica to cross off the final continent. His wife Jackie was able to join him on many of the experiences and was by his side through many spirited Russo dinner table debates.

We will miss our friend but remember his courage and appreciate his joy for life.

High-profile Shingles Are Durable

Malarkey Roofing Products has released its Legacy XL and Windsor XL high-profile shingles.

Malarkey Roofing Products has released its Legacy XL and Windsor XL high-profile shingles.

Malarkey Roofing Products has released its Legacy XL and Windsor XL high-profile shingles. The heavyweight shingles offer a more pronounced design on the roof while maintaining the fortified durability of their original shingle lines. The Legacy XL high-profile design utilizes durable SBS polymer modified asphalt, now known as Flexor, to promote granule adhesion and Class 4 impact resistance, as well as Scotchgard Protector from 3M for added protection against black streaks caused by algae. The Windsor XL features durable Flexor polymer-modified asphalt to promote granule adhesion and Class 4 impact resistance, as well as 3M Scotchgard Protector for protection against black streaks caused by algae.