At Mountain West Roofing, we believe in using superior roofing materials that can withstand the harshest of weather elements. Malarkey Roofing Products is a manufacturer of modified asphalt shingles that are designed to handle extreme weather conditions, while also beautifying the overall look of the home. Modified styrene-butadiene-styrene (SBS) asphalt shingles offer better weathering and impact resistance than traditional shingle types, which can extend the lifecycle of your roof and reduce maintenance costs.
Heavy winds can strip a shingle off a roof. To combat this, Malarkey’s polymer-modified asphalt acts as a tight sealant that can absorb heavy winds and torrential rainfall. The asphalt acts as a double-fortified rain sealant that waterproofs the roof, preventing moisture from invading the interior of the home.
When sunlight hits a traditional shingle, heat is absorbed, which causes a temperature spike in the interior of the home. This causes cooling units to work harder in the summer months, raising your electricity bill in the process. Malarkey offers optional solar reflecting shingles that are rated by Energy Star. Instead of your roof absorbing the heat and transferring it to your home’s interior, the sunlight will reflect off the shingle. This reduces the amount of heat that enters your home, while extending the life of your roof.
Polymer-modified asphalt has proven to be more durable than traditional asphalt. It’s more resistant to tearing and nail pull-out than traditional oxidized asphalts. This reduces the likelihood of weather-related damage and decay from age and wear.