Malarkey Roof Shingles: A Closer Look At Innovation With NEX Polymer Modified Asphalt

Posted on January 27, 2023

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Malarkey Roof Shingles: A Closer Look At Innovation With NEX Polymer Modified Asphalt

Are you in the market for a new roof or just curious about the latest innovations in the roofing industry? Well, you’ve come to the right place! We are excited to share the latest roofing technology breakthrough at Kickapoo Roofing: Malarkey’s NEX polymer modified asphalt shingles.

As you may know, over the years, many advancements in roofing materials have helped make our homes and roofing systems more resilient to storm damage, and that’s exactly what Malarkey’s roof shingles do. Not only do they provide the durability and strength you need for your roof, but they also incorporate innovative features such as upcycled plastic waste and incorporating smog-reducing granules.

Malarkey, a Portland-based manufacturer of high-quality roofing materials, is known for producing and delivering innovative products that can withstand harsh weather and high winds. The company has built a reputation for integrity and ensuring client satisfaction with every product they create. They are committed to limiting their environmental impact while providing superior solutions to common roofing problems.

As we dive deeper into the topic, you’ll learn more about the technology behind NEX shingles and how they can benefit you and your home. So sit back, relax, and join us on this journey as we take a closer look at the innovation of Malarkey’s NEX polymer modified asphalt shingles.

What Is In Nex Polymer Modified Asphalt Shingles?

NEX polymer modified asphalt shingles are made of a unique blend of materials that make them extremely durable and resistant to the elements. The shingles are composed of traditional asphalt, virgin rubber, and a combination of upcycled rubber and plastic. 

Using upcycled materials adds to the shingle’s durability and resistance and helps reduce waste in landfills. This combination of materials makes NEX shingles an excellent option for homeowners who want to extend the life of their roofs while also taking a more environmentally friendly approach.

NEX Polymer Modified Asphalt Shingles vs Traditional Asphalt Shingles

As you may know, traditional asphalt shingles are made using oxidation, which combines extreme heat and oxygen to solidify the asphalt to form the shingles. However, this process does have some downsides, such as the extreme heat drying out the core of the shingle, which can negatively impact the shingle’s performance. This also leads to issues such as premature brittleness, loss of granules, and cracking within the shingles. These issues can decrease a shingle’s lifespan and compromise the overall integrity and protection of your roof.

Malarkey’s NEX polymer modified asphalt shingles use a unique formula that incorporates rubber and plastic polymers to harden and rubberize the core of the shingle. This composition, along with the NEX formula, creates a more durable product that is less likely to experience thermal dry-out and increases the likelihood of your roof meeting or exceeding its expected lifespan.

Additionally, NEX shingles use upcycled materials, diverting plastic from landfills and turning it into valuable polymers that prevent waste and reduce their environmental impact. Furthermore, they also incorporate smog-reducing granules that help remove nitrogen oxides from the air with a photocatalytic coating.

In conclusion, while traditional asphalt shingles may be a more common and well-known option, it’s important to consider the benefits and advancements of Malarkey roof shingles. They provide increased durability, energy efficiency, resistance to extreme weather conditions, and an environmentally friendly approach.

What Is Upcycling?

Upcycling is the process of taking discarded or used materials and transforming them into new, higher-value products. The major difference between upcycling and recycling is that the latter involves breaking down the original materials and creating a new product of lower value, while the former creates a new product of higher or equal value.

In the case of Malarkey’s NEX polymer modified asphalt shingles, the company uses upcycling to incorporate recycled materials such as plastic bags and used car tires into their shingles. This not only helps to reduce waste in landfills but also adds to the shingle’s durability and resistance. By using upcycled materials, Malarkey is able to create a long-lasting, resilient shingle that is also environmentally friendly.

Benefits Of NEX Polymer Modified Shingles

The NEX polymer modified asphalt shingles have several key features that make them a superior choice for homeowners:

Rubber Resilience

NEX shingles can withstand the constant expansion and contraction caused by temperature changes and weather extremes known as thermocycling. It preserves the asphalt’s natural suppleness and flexibility to resist thermal dry-out. In addition, it adds rubber-like elasticity and elongation, allowing the asphalt core of a shingle to expand and contract as needed.

Granule Retention

Granules are essential to a shingle’s defense against impact and UV aging. NEX shingles improve granule retention by preserving the asphalt’s natural stickiness for deeper granular embedment and adhesion. Its rubber-like ability to expand and contract enables it to grip granules tightly and release them easily, resulting in stronger shingles with longer granule retention.

Wind Resistance

NEX shingles are made to bend and not break in high winds. They have up to 30% greater tear strength than the industry’s standard shingle specification and include wind warranties up to 130 mph.

Impact Resistance

NEX shingles are designed to absorb and disperse force impact to minimize hail damage. These materials are rated Class 3 and Class 4 for impact by the Underwriters Laboratories, meaning they meet the International Building Code’s requirements for impact resistance. As a result, homeowners may often be eligible for an insurance discount when their shingles become damaged.

Environmental Sustainability

The NEX polymer-modified asphalt shingles are more environmentally friendly than traditional shingles. They retain more of asphalt’s lighter molecules, resulting in over 60% fewer emissions. In addition, their NEX asphalt formulation incorporates upcycled rubber and plastics that divert five tires and 3,200 plastic bags from landfills.

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Want To Experience A Change In The Roofing Industry? Let Us Help You Make A Decision

Kickapoo Roofing is proud to be an emerald premium certified contractor. This means that we have met or exceeded our industry’s rigorous standards set by Malarkey. This certification ensures that your roof will be installed by a team of qualified professionals who are dedicated to providing excellent customer satisfaction and workmanship.

We understand the importance of having a durable and reliable roof in La Crosse and surrounding areas in Wisconsin. This is why we offer a wide range of Malarkey roof shingles that are designed to withstand harsh weather conditions and high winds. Whether you’re looking for traditional asphalt shingles or the latest in polymer-modified asphalt technology, our experts can help you find the perfect solution for your home and budget.

Don’t settle for anything less than the best. Contact Kickapoo Roofing today at (608) 352-8688 to schedule a consultation and experience the benefits of a Malarkey roofing system.

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