ALASKAN SHINGLES: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
The Alaskan shingle is a traditional 3-tab shingle that is fortified with Malarkeys unique Flexor SBS polymer modified asphalt technology to promote extreme weather protection. The Alaskan includes the Scotchgard Algae Resistant Shingle Protector from 3M for added security against algae staining.
Regions that are prone to algae growth should inquire about our Windsor shingles featuring the Scotchgard protection from 3M. The Windsor shingles featuring the 20 year Scotchgard Algae Resistant Roofing System warranty from 3M are equipped with the most effective solution available against algae staining.
Extreme Weather Protection
Malarkey’s shingles with Flexor SBS polymer modified asphalt technology received the UL 2218 Class 4 impact resistance rating, which is the highest rating possible. In a Class 4 impact test, Malarkey’s shingles with Flexor withstood a simulation of hailstones impacting a roof at 90 mph (145 kph) without sustaining damage.
Superior Granular Embedment
Malarkey’s quality control combined with exceptional materials ensures superior granule adhesion and durability to protect your investment.
Flexor SBS Polymer Modified Asphalt Technology
Flexor SBS polymer modified asphalt technology increases the weatherability of shingles through superior granule adhesion and all-weather flexibility. Malarkey blends their Flexor SBS polymer modified asphalt at each of their facilities to maintain and control high quality standards.
Flexor SBS polymer modified asphalt technology ensures that shingles are flexible in temperatures down to 0F (-18C), which is 40 degrees lower than the typical installation of standard asphalt. This cold weather flexibility allows the shingle to be installed in colder temperatures than standard oxidized asphalt shingles without damage to the shingle. Flexor allows the shingle to conform to a variety of roof structures, withstand extreme weather cycles, and be installed in a wider range of climates.
Limited Wind Warranty
Windsor shingles come with a 110 mph/177 kph Limited Wind Warranty.
Enhanced Wind Warranty
Windsor shingles are eligible for a 140 mph/225 kph Enhanced Wind Warranty Protection when Malarkeys Smart Start shingle is installed, shingles are six nailed, and Malarkeys supporting products-Right Start UDL, Arctic Seal, SecureStart, or Malarkey Hip and Ridge Shingle (EZ-Ridge 222*-224*) or Hip & Ridge Strips (225*-227*)** are used.
Features of Alaskan Shingles
- Limited Lifetime Material Warranty
- 110 mph (177 kph) Limited Wind Warranty
- 120 mph (225 kph) Enhanced Wind Warranty Available
- The Alaskan 20-year Scotchgard Algae Resistance Warranty
- Your Choice Warranty Program
- 10-year Right Start Warranty
BENEFITS OF INSTALLING ALASKAN SHINGLES IN YOUR HOUSE
Installing Alaskan Shingles in your home can offer many benefits for your home. It can provide a great new look to the exterior of your home while extending its durability. However, it is important to know the benefits of installing Alaskan Shingles in your roof before you begin this project. There are several reasons to install Alaskan Shingles in your home.
The first reason to install Alaskan Shingles on your roof is that it can help your home to gain an “anchor” rating. An anchor rating is an estimate of how strong a roof’s structure will be. When your roof is rated as strong, it is more difficult for rain and snow to make their way into your home, which is especially important during the winter months.
The second reason to install Alaskan Shingles in your roof is that they can extend the life of your roof. While installing shingles yourself can be time consuming, it is often cheaper than buying a full replacement roof. In fact, when you hire a professional to install the shingles, you will often pay less than if you were to buy a new roof. This cost savings can be especially beneficial if your roof begins to leak.
The third reason to install Alaskan Shingles in your home is that they can give you better energy efficiency. Energy-efficient products are becoming more popular by these days, so it makes good sense to replace your old roof with one that offers maximum energy efficiency. In addition, installing new shingles over your old ones can help reduce noise. This is because the newer roofing materials tend to have fewer seams, which keep sound down better. With less noise coming through, you can sleep better at night knowing that you are keeping your neighbors happy!
The fourth reason to install Alaskan Shingles in your home is because they can dramatically increase the value of your home. If you’re looking to sell your house, or just want to raise the equity, replacing your old roof with one made from Alaskan Shingles could be one of the best moves you can make. This is because they are far more durable than average shingles, which is one of the reasons why they are so popular. Also, when you have an Alaskan Shingles roof installed, you won’t have to worry about a natural disaster happening and destroying your home. Because they are so sturdy, they will stand up to high winds and other types of storms.
So now you know four of the top benefits of installing Alaskan Shingles on your home. Now it’s time to decide which style of Alaskan shingles you’d like to have installed in your roof! Although they are all great choices, I would recommend having a professional inspect your roof to ensure that they are installed properly and are protecting your home.
If you do decide to hire someone to perform the installation for you, there are a few things you should know before hiring anyone. First, you should make sure the person you hire is licensed and certified. Secondly, you should make sure the person is trained in the installation of Alaskan Shingles and knows what type of materials are used. The great news is that here at Milestone Xteriors, you can get everything you need from a professional roofer.