How One Roof Can Make a Real Difference

Malarkey Roofing eco offset
August 18, 2022 at 6:00 a.m.

By Malarkey Roofing Products. 

Malarkey Roofing Products celebrates Acord Roofing for being part of their path to a more sustainable future. 

Malarkey Roofing Products® knows that each roof counts when it comes to sustainability. Now, after launching the world’s first smog-reducing shingle, Malarkey Roofing celebrates the very real difference a roof can make. Each Malarkey roof hass the equivalent smog-fighting power of two or three trees. Malarkey knows that this achievement would not be possible if not for the contractors who install Malarkey shingles. In their one in a million (1 in 1M) they profile projects using their shingles that have helped them reach these milestones in sustainability for the roofing industry. 

When Malarkey first reached out to Acord Roofing to discuss a recent single-family, home roofing project featuring their products, they quickly found out the contractor has been busy installing roofs at a massive retirement community as well. So Malarkey took this opportunity to share both stories. 

“Acord is a family name,” said company owner and operator, Abby Acord, and pronounced ‘Ack-ord’ — not to be confused with the popular car model by Honda. In business since 1968, Acord Roofing serves the Kansas City metro and Northland areas. 

The first project shared with us featured a standard issue, residential re-roof. The home’s previous roof was more than 20 years old and recently bore the brunt of a significant hailstorm. Since the re-roof was based off an insurance claim, the homeowners decided to choose Malarkey’s popular Vista® AR architectural shingle for its performance against heavy winds and hail – both of which are common in the region. 

Made with our industry-leading NEX® Rubberized Asphalt, Vista® AR (algae-resistant) shingles deliver excellent all-weather resilience and a Class 3 impact rating. Vista® AR was one of only four shingles in the country, and the only mid-tier shingle, to score Excellent or Good in EVERY performance category of the latest Hail Impact Study by the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS). 

Vista® AR shingles are also rated up to 130 mph (209 kph) with an enhanced wind warranty. This superior performance is due to six bonds (3 laminate, 2 rain, 1 wind) of synthetic rubber adhesive that resists dry-out and delivers extreme protection from high winds, wind-driven rain and shingle delamination. Vista® AR shingles have up to 50% more adhesive bonds and twice the rain seals of standard shingles. 

Installed beneath the 40 squares of Vista® AR in the Natural Wood color blend was Malarkey’s reliable Secure Start® synthetic underlayment and at the ridge, Malarkey’s EZ-Ridge™ high-profile hip & ridge shingles. The total Eco-Offset for this project totaled six tires, 4.3k plastic bags in upcycled content, and the smog-reducing equivalent of two trees. 

The second project shared by Acord Roofing was a sprawling, single-story, ranch-style retirement community that accounted for 1,202 squares of roofing material. 

To manage a project of this scale, Acord had two different crews running simultaneously. 

“The biggest challenge was that in a retirement community, you have a bunch of people without jobs watching everything,” joked Acord. Besides the omnipresent onlookers, the job was straightforward aside from the overall scale. The previous roof(s) had merely aged-out and only a few sheets of decking required replacement due to rot. 

The Acord team recommended the economical Malarkey Highlander® NEX® AR roofing shingle to cover the community. Highlander® NEX® AR is the industry’s first and only entry-level shingle to be constructed of polymer modified (rubberized) asphalt, opening the benefits of this superior shingle-making technology to all budgets. Designed in the popular architectural style, and made with our industry-leading NEX® Rubberized Asphalt, Highlander® NEX® AR (algae-resistant) shingles deliver all-weather resilience, a Class 2 impact rating, and include granules that reduce algae streaks and help clean the air of emission pollutants. 

Malarkey shingles like Highlander® NEX® AR are designed with the environment in mind. Shingles made with NEX® Rubberized Asphalt incorporate polymers from upcycled tires and plastic bags to increase strength and durability, while reducing landfill waste and integrating smog-reducing granules that help clean the air. The Eco-Offset for this sizeable project was 160 tires and 100,00 plastic bags upcycled into the roof and the smog-reducing equivalent of 80 trees! 

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Original article source: Malarkey Roofing Products 

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