Malarkey Roofing Products provides roof shingles for residential and commercial use. Malarkey Roofing Products is a family owned, privately held company headquartered in Portland, Oregon.
In 1956 Herbert Malarkey founded Herbert Malarkey Paper Company, which soon became Malarkey Roofing Products. In 1960 the company produced their first 3-tab shingle. Michael Malarkey became President of the company in 1975, and in 1977 Malarkey introduced the first metric fiberglass shingle and the first SBS polymer modified base sheet in North America.
In 2003 Malarkey opened a new production facility in South Gate, California, and in 2011 expanded further with a manufacturing plant in Oklahoma City, OK. Today the company employs over 400 people in three different manufacturing facilities in North America.
Contractors are invited to join the Malarkey Certified Residential Contractor program. There are a number of requirements to be eligible for the program, including being licensed, bonded and insured; in good standing with the Better Business Bureau and the Construction Contractors Board; a minimum of 5 years in business; and completion of Malarkey ‘Roofing Excellence’ training, and passing the Steep Slope application test.
Malarkey Certified Contractors can earn several badges, based on specific criteria, to provide consumers with confidence that their contractor is exclusively trained and experienced.
Malarkey offers several types of shingles, including Designer shingles, which features the Windsor line and offers an open tab design; Laminated Architectural shingles, which provide impact resistance and protection from algae staining and includes the Legacy, Vista, and Highlander lines; the Ecoasis line of Solar Reflective shingles, engineered to reflect solar rays away from the roof; and 3-tab shingles, which have a traditional style and include the Alaskan and Dura-Seal lines.
Malarkey offers Envirogen™ , which they claim is manufactured for sustainability. Malarkey uses repurposed polymers in their products, which come from reclaimed plastic and synthetic rubber. Its Nexgen™ polymer modified asphalt combines Flexor™ asphalt with polymers from plastic milk jugs, markers, and rubber tires.
Malareky, with the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association, claims they came up with the Environmental Product Declarations. This is designed to identify the sustainable aspects of a product and the environemtal impact produces.
The Malarkey warranty varies according to product. Dura-Seal shingles are covered by a 300-month warranty, while all other residential shingles feature a limited lifetime warranty on primary residences. All shingles are covered by a non-prorated Right Start period ranging from 5 to 15 years.