ECOASIS SHINGLES: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW
Ecoasis Shingles Premium is a laminate shingle that features specially engineered solar reflective granules and is fortified with Malarkeys unique Flexor SBS polymer modified asphalt technology to promote extreme weather protection. Ecoasis Premium includes the Scotchgard Algae Resistant Shingle Protector from 3M for added security against algae staining.
Solar Reflective Shingles
The Ecoasis line of shingles feature Cool Roofing Granules from 3M that reflect solar rays, which may reduce the amount of heat entering your home and can result in lower attic temperatures compared to standard shingle colors. These shingles meet the required reflectance to be designated with industry leading energy conservation standards, including: ENERGY STAR, Cool Roof Rating Council, and California Energy Code, Title 24, Part 6 compliance. Colors with an SRI at 29 or above also meet LEED requirements. To augment the Ecoasis shingle line, Malarkey makes solar reflective 10″ EZ-Ridge XT and 10″ Hip & Ridge Strips in matching colors.
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.
One of the most critical aspects of a successful roofing project is correct installation. Improper fastener placement is the leading cause of incorrect shingle installation and can subsequently void the warranty. Malarkey laminate shingles are manufactured with The Zone patented nailing area, which is over three times larger than other laminate shingles and dramatically improves correct fastener placement.
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.
Double Rain Seal Protection
A rain seal helps hold shingles in place during high winds and protects against wind-blown rain entering beneath the shingles. Malarkey laminate shingles are manufactured with an extra line of defense in the critical area for laminated shingles, with double SEBS asphalt rain seals. Malarkey’s SEBS asphalt has adhesive properties to join the shingle together and cohesive properties to prevent it from separating. SEBS is also flexible down to 0F (-18C), ensuring the rain seal remains intact through freeze and thaw cycles.
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.
Tax Credits Available
Malarkey’s Ecoasis Premium is eligible for tax credits. Roof material tax credits are available for up to 10% of the cost+ or $500. To be eligible for the tax credit, an ENERGY STAR? listed energy efficient roof must have been installed on your principal residence between January 1st, 2011 and December 31st, 2013. In order to claim your credits for your Malarkey ENERGY STAR shingles, you must submit the Manufacturer’s Certification Statement with your taxes.
Features & Benefits
- Limited Lifetime Material Warranty
- 110 mph (177 kph) Limited Wind Warranty
- 130 mph (225 kph) Enhanced Wind Warranty Available
- Ecoasis Premium 20-year Scotchgard Algae Resistance Warranty
- Your Choice Warranty Program
- 15-year Right Start Warranty
- Ecoasis Premium is ENERGY STAR? and CRRC Listed, and CEC Title 24, Part 6 Compliant
BENEFITS OF INSTALLING ECOASIS SHINGLES
There are numerous benefits of installing ecoasis shingles over roofing materials. Most people consider roofing materials such as asphalt, slate, and wood to be less durable and therefore more suitable to be replaced every few years or so.
However, these assumptions are not entirely correct. The reason is that asphalt, slate, and wood shingles are actually comprised of cellulose, which is a natural fiber that is a much more durable material than its synthetic counterparts. Furthermore, these materials offer a long lifespan compared to many other roofing options.
One of the most significant advantages of using ecoasis shingles, or any other type of traditional shingle for that matter, is that it offers a solid barrier against both heat and cold. When compared with other roofing options, such as aluminum, plywood, or tile, ecoasis shingles provide an effective barrier against hurricanes, strong storms and even strong winds.
This is primarily due to the cellulose fibers in the shingles. These fibers are extremely adept at repelling moisture, as well as heat. In fact, studies have shown that these types of shingles are capable of blocking the transfer of up to 97% of ultraviolet rays, which is typically emitted by power lines and factories. This allows for a cooler environment inside the home, which can help improve overall comfort and health.
Additional benefits of installing this type of roofing material can include reducing the risk of developing mold and mildew. The reason for this is that cellulose is a natural fungus inhibitor, which means that it will inhibit the growth of this harmful fungi. Furthermore, this type of roofing has a cooler temperature that allows for less condensation, which is another contributing factor to preventing moisture from building up within the home.
Finally, there are some aesthetic benefits to taking advantage of ecoasis shingles. While traditional asphalt shingles are quite unsightly, ecoasis shingles come in a variety of different colors and styles, which means that a homeowner can easily create an attractive design that blends in with the rest of the home’s decor. Additionally, since the ecoasis shingles are made out of recycled materials, they are environmentally safe, as well as less hazardous to the environment.
As you can see, there are many benefits to installing ecoasis shingles on your home. However, you should also consider the installation process itself, which involves some degree of labor.
If you’re able to afford the cost of such a project, then doing so may be an excellent way to create a greener, safer environment in your home. However, if your budget doesn’t allow for such a large-scale project, you may want to try out other types of roofing, such as single ply roofing, which has the same benefits as ecoasis shingles, but doesn’t require as much labor.
No matter what type of roofing you decide to use, such projects can help you do your part toward becoming more “green.” There are also benefits of installing ecoasis shingles, no matter what your decision.
To learn more about how coaches can benefit you or your home, contact our team of roofing professionals today. You’ll find that they’ll be more than happy to discuss the installation process and even help you find the right products for your home!