Why Don’t Roofs Last 30 Years?

Nov 12, 2021Education, Product, Sustainability

At the core of every shingle we use is Polymer Modified Asphalt Technology that uses polymers to rubberize shingles for all-weather flexibility, strength, and resilience. This technology provides industry-leading impact protection from hail and debris. It also creates more resilient, flexible shingles that better withstand temperature swings and weather extremes.

  • Specialized granules reduce smog turning smog particles into water soluble ions, washing pollution off your roof

  • The Zone™ wide nailing area helps ensure shingles are properly fastened and effectively shed water. Six bonds of proprietary synthetic rubber adhesive (SEBS) seal shingles and block out wind and wind-driven rain.”

Malarkey has a broad spectrum of products from the lower-end up to class 4 impact-resistant shingles. All of their products are produced with SBS Modified Polymer and have superior impact resistance and longevity built-in.

Most insurance companies also offer discounts on your homeowner’s insurance premium when you have a class 4 rating. 

Traditional Pre-Oxidized Shingles Don’t Normally Last 30 Years

Traditional shingles are infused with oxygen:

  • This makes sure your roofing shingles don’t melt in the hot summer sun 
  • The manufacturing process is highly toxic & terrible for the environment 
  • Oxidized asphalt makes asphalt brittle and reduces the longevity of the product. 

For years contractors and homeowners have used standard shingles, experienced cracking during installation (due to inflexibility), granule loss, and faster aging compared to alternate products.

We use rubberized shingles because we care about the longevity of your roof and the sustainability of our environment.

Learn more about Malarkey Roofing products HERE