Any experience with Malarkey shingles?
I am getting bids for a re-roof in the Portland, OR area, (replacing cedar shakes with composition shingles, probably laminated)and I find that many roofing contractors are far more interested in marketing than in providing useful information in their quotes. It's kind of like the car salesman who always starts the dialog with "What is your favorite color?"
OK, so I still haven't found a roofing company that I feel comfortable sharing my bank account number with. Let's get back to shingle quality. One of the recommendations was for Malarkey, a local shingle manufacturer. Anyone had any experience or heard any tales about Malarkey and their products vs. GAF or Certainteed? I'm looking at their 40-year laminated product, Northwest XL. Also, does the addition of algae-resistance coating make any difference for the extra cost?
Thanks for listening,