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Malarkey Roofing Products class 4
  • Highlander® and Vista® shingles now boast Class 3 and 4 impact ratings
  • Shingle wraps to feature Malarkey’s signature green branding
  • Removing NEX® from Highlander® NEX® and Ecoasis® NEX® names Portland, Oregon – Malarkey Roofing Products®, a leading provider of sustainable, high-performance roofing shingles and a member of the Holcim Building Envelope, announces three significant updates:

First, upgraded impact ratings:

Starting from January 1, 2023, Highlander roofing and Malarkey Vista® architectural shingles will be officially classified as UL 2218 Class 3 and 4 impacts rated, respectively. Labels and packaging are currently being updated to reflect these changes.

Second, redesigned wrap design:

As a phased change, all shingle wraps will incorporate Malarkey’s distinctive green branding. The wraps will continue to feature the current color-coding system. This update only affects the wrap design, and shingles with both old and new designs can be color mixed.

Third, updated brand names:

As a phased change, the NEX® suffix will be removed from the Highlander® NEX® and Ecoasis® NEX® brand names. Since this update only involves name changes, Highlander® shingles can be color-mixed with like-color Highlander® NEX® shingles, and Ecoasis® shingles can be color-mixed with like-color Ecoasis® NEX® shingles.

Eileen Dutton, Vice President of Product, stated, “Innovation is at the core of Malarkey’s values. Less than a decade ago, we launched Highlander® and Vista®, the industry’s pioneering entry and mid-tier polymer modified shingles. Today’s announcement further solidifies their Best in Class status within both product categories.”

Malarkey introduced Vista® in 2016 and Highlander roofing in 2018 to offer polymer modified shingles to a wider range of customers. Presently, all Malarkey shingles incorporate patented NEX® Polymer Modified (Rubberized) Asphalt technology. This technology blends virgin rubber polymers with recycled rubber and plastic polymers to fortify and rubberize the asphalt core of the shingle. The result is a shingle that delivers exceptional all-weather resilience, extended product lifespan, and reduced landfill waste.


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