If you want a roof with exceptional curb appeal, you will love the variety of beautiful textures and colors from Malarkey Shingles.
You can choose from high-quality, 3-tab, Architectural, Designer and Solar Reflective shingles.
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Every product line has a unique pallet, and the coatings are famous for being long lasting. Learn about what makes Malarkey more upscale and long lasting than CertainTeed and GAF.
Shingle colors and styles
Malarkey Roofing offers a wide range of shingle products at different price points. Each one can be a great fit for a wide range of home styles, from traditional to ultra modern.
1. Classic 3-tab shingles
These will appeal to budget-conscious homeowners, who want a nice looking, quality roof, but are not interested in designer frills. There are two product lines to consider:
Dura-Seal shingles feature high quality traditional asphalt with strong granular adhesion. They also have special algae resistant granules to help protect from black streaks on your roof. Out of all Malarkey products, this line has one of the biggest color selections.
It is available in the following 14 colors:
The Alaskan collection is a step up from Dura Seal, with a number of important extra features. These shingles boast the special Flexor™ polymer modified asphalt material, superior granular adhesion, and the Scotchguard black streak protection. They also offer increased wind rating of 110 mph (compared to Duraseal’s 60 mph), Class A fire rating, and a Class 4 Impact Resistance rating. Overall, while the Alaskan is a 3-tab shingle, you get all the bells and whistles and extra protection of the more expensive lines, but for less money.
It is available in the following 7 colors:
Architectural Roof Shingles
The distinguishing features of architectural shingles are extra thickness and texture. This means they don’t have the the dull flat appearance of the regular 3-tabs. They also do a better job of replicating other roofing materials, such as cedar wood or slate.
Malarkey Legacy is the most popular collection. It is most often recommended by roofers and have the best reviews from homeowners. Legacy features Malarkey’s best manufacturing innovations: such as the Flexor™ polymer modified asphalt, superior granular adhesion, and the Scotchguard black streak protection. They also have the highest Class 4 impact resistance rating, a 110 mph wind uplift warranty, and a Class A fire rating.
Another feature that makes this line so popular and durable is the Zone Fastener Placement. This technology allows for a dramatic improvement in the fastener installation process. It means that your roof is more likely to be installed correctly, and will therefore not leak or shed shingles.
It is available in the following 11 colors:
The Legacy XL shingle is made from the same materials and has the same benefits as the classic Legacy, with the added bonus of having a higher profile. The XL shingles are 20% thicker than Legacy, with a 17% increase in overall mass.
It is available in the following colors:
Highlander shingles fall somewhere in the middle of the benefits and features spectrum. They are made from traditional asphalt, but also offer very strong granule adhesion. They have the Z zone fastener placement technology, class A fire rating, 110 mph wind uplift rating, and an optional 10 year algae resistant warranty. The Highlander series offers the most color options out off all
the company’s products.
There are 15 color options:
Note, that this collection has a Dove White shade, which is rated by both Energy Star and CRRC. This means that this product will help deflect the sun’s UV rays, keeping your house cooler and your AC bills significantly lower. An energy efficient roof can reduce cooling costs by as much as 30%. This is especially true in areas that get a lot of sun and heat all year round.
Malarkey Vista shingles
Vista is the newest line. It was introduced in 2016, as part of the company’s ongoing effort to provide sustainable materials. Vista roof shingles utilize a blend of Flexor™ asphalt with post-consumer recycled polymers. Thus, you get the benefit of extra flexibility and superior adhesion of Flexor asphalt with the added bonus of more eco-friendly, recycled materials. They have a Class 3 impact resistance rating, 110 mph wind warranty, algae granules to protect against black streaks, and the Zone improved fastener technology.
It is available in the following 8 colors:
If you want a truly upscale roof, Malarkey has a number of designer lines to choose from. These shingles are thicker than architectural ones, and offer stunning colors and textures that really look like cedar wood and slate.
All Windsor products feature the best materials, such as the Flexor™ polymer modified asphalt, and the Scotchguard black streak protection. They also have the highest Class 4 impact resistance rating, a 110 mph wind uplift warranty and a Class A fire rating.
Moreover, they are manufactured from superior strength and durability materials. Colors range from new to weathered wood. With this shingle you can get a natural wood look for a fraction of the cost.
It is available in 7 colors:
The distinguishing feature of the Windsor XL collection, is that these shingles are 20% thicker than the classic Windsor shingles, with a 17% increase in overall mass. Such thick shingles will really make your roof stand out from the rest.
This line combines the designer looks of the Windsor collection with the energy efficiency of cool roof technology, so you get the best of both worlds. The special solar reflective granules make Ecoasis a cool roof, so you save money on AC bills.
It is available in the following 4 colors:
Solar Reflective Shingles
Malarkey has designed a specialty shingle collection that is truly eco-friendly. In addition to being being good for the planet and your wallet, these shingles still have great curb appeal.
This line is manufactured with the only the best materials. It boasts the extra durable Flexor™ polymer modified asphalt, as well as the Scotchguard black streak protection technology. It has a Class 4 impact resistance rating (highest in the industry), to protect your roof from severe weather.
In terms of the green benefits, Ecoasis meets requirements from ENRGY STAR, LEED, CRRC (Cool Roof Rating Council), and CEC (California Energy Code) Title 24, Part 6. These shingles have special solar reflective granules, which deflect the sun’s harmful UV rays back into the atmosphere. This means your home is cooler from the inside and you will not be running the AC as much, thus lowering costs. In addition to personal benefits, having a solar reflective roof helps reduce the harmful heat island effect, which is common in densely populated areas, where there are a lot of dark colored roofs.
The company also manufactures solar reflective 10″ EZ-Ridge™ XT and 10″ RidgeFlex™ hip and ridge shingles in colors matching the Ecoasis collection, so you get a complete system.
It is available in the following 3 colors.
If you are considering other shingle brands, you can read our guide comparing the curb appeal of Certainteed vs GAF shingles.
Unique color coating technology that lasts
This brand is famous for their shingles’ enduring curb appeal. While there are numerous beautiful products out there, many don’t look so great just a few years after being installed. Malarkey ensures that your roof will maintain its original appearance for many years, by using the following technologies:
1. Flexor™ polymer modified asphalt
With the exception of Dura-Seal and Highlander all lines are manufactured from special polymer modified asphalt, that preserves asphalt’s natural rubber-like quality. In addition to added durability and flexibility, this material has superior granular adhesion. Granules is what gives shingles their color. Once the granules start to fall off, which is a major issue for many other brands, the roof slowly looses its original looks.
This extra strong granular retention allows Malarkey roofing products to maintain their original curb appeal for many years to come. What’s really nice is that even the 3 tab Alaskan shingles are also made with this Flexor polymer asphalt. So your roof will look great, even if you don’t spend a fortune.
Note: the following lines are made with traditional asphalt: Dura-Seal and Highlander. Still, they both also have a very high retention rate of color granules.
2. Scotchgard™ protector
Special Scotchgard Protector technology helps prevent algae growth, which causes ugly black streak lines to appear on the shingles. In addition to these streaks, algae growth can also change the original color of your roof and make it look aged. Scotchgard Protector features special copper granules, which are mixed into the regular granules of the shingle coating. The presence of copper granules creates strong algae resistance, and helps maintain your roof’s great looks. Scotchgard protector comes with a 20 year warranty.
The following lines have the Scotchguard Protector:
– Legacy and Legacy XL
– Windsor, Windsor XL and Windsor Ecoasis
– Ecoasis Premium Solar Shingles
If you live in an area that is prone to high moisture, or if your roof is directly in the shade, with tree branches over it, there is a very high chance of algae growth. In this case, it is best to go with shingles that have the Scotchguard Protection, especially because of the long warranty.
3. Algae Resistant Granules (AR)
Instead of Scotchguard copper granules, some products contain special algae resistant granules. They serve the same function of protecting the roof from algae growth and resulting color changes. Different lines have a different AR warranty period (see below)
The following products have AR protection:
– Dura-Seal ( 5 year warranty)
– Highlander (10 year warranty)
– Vista (12 year warranty)
Here is what homeowners have to say about Malarkey, after having them installed.
“I live on a mountain top where winds are excessive all day. The shingles have been on for a few years now and I have not lost a single shingle yet. First brand to actually stay on this roof.” Jay
“We are on the Oregon coast and get hurricane force winds probably 4 to 6 times every winter. After 3 years the roof is tight and looks as if it were new. Very satisfied with the product.” Susan
“I have this shingle, its the best shingle and held up to golf ball size hail” Anonymous
“22 years strong. We got a new Malarkey roof after hurricane Andrew (1992). Went through a little Katrina (110 mph, here) and a Wilma (112 mph). Only house on the block that did not lose a single shingle. No maintenance, no leaks, no problems.” Bob
“They also look better than a normal dimensional, I don’t know if it is the granules or they are a little thicker, slightly better cut or what.” Anonymous
“10 years later not a single issue, and the still look amazing!” Dayton
“Looks great. Not the cheapest, but for the money this seemed heavier than the Certainteed Landmarks that another contractor was pitching us. We love it and get many compliments on our home’s roof.” Tika
Note, the reviews above have been sourced from roofery.com and researchroofing.com
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