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analogmusicman 05-04-2010 02:37 PM

is Malarkey a good choice?
 
yes,I'm a diy type and no,I won't tackle a job that's beyond me,like putting on a new roof.
got several estimates and Malarkey seems to be the choice for 50 yr shingles. (at least the roofers I've talked to)
the Legacy sounds good. anybody had experience with these? I especially like that class 4 impact resistance and the 110 mph wind resistance since the winds up here are "hellacious" so,any comments about Malarkey?

tnx,

Slyfox 05-04-2010 05:37 PM

I have never used them, they are not sold in my area, but,
I know of several roofers through the forums and a roof group I belong to that use them quite often and I have never heard any thing bad spoken about them.

Ed the Roofer 05-04-2010 07:13 PM

They also are not readily available in my area, but the same as Sly said, all of the roofers that do use them have positive things to say about those shingles.

Ed

tpolk 05-04-2010 07:17 PM

thats a supplier who is sure of his product, to sell something that is a bunch of malarkey :laughing:

kwikfishron 05-04-2010 08:19 PM

Malarkey is defiantly on the higher end of asphalt shingles sold on the Oregon Coast.

johnk 05-04-2010 11:17 PM

It is my shingle of choice:)

roofboy 05-05-2010 01:21 AM

Hello,

Ditto to all posts.
We have winds here in AK in excess of 100 mph and they hold up great.

Keith

analogmusicman 05-08-2010 11:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by roofboy (Post 437734)
Hello,

Ditto to all posts.
We have winds here in AK in excess of 100 mph and they hold up great.

Keith

glad to hear that. the winds where I live are horrible (but not 100 mph)

tnx,

Swanson52 05-09-2010 03:20 AM

I've used them on several houses (one being my father-in-law), and they are the highest quality shingle I have ever used. EASY to install, and incredibly resilient. They also look great.

If I had 2 more hands, I'd give them 4 thumbs up for sure.

BamBamm5144 05-11-2010 04:44 PM

My supplier just started to stock Malarkey. I am going to start trying to sell them to see how the work out only because I have never heard anything negative about them.

Yoyizit 05-11-2010 06:01 PM

I can't believe they chose that name.
http://www.google.com/search?client=...UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

Slyfox 05-11-2010 07:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Yoyizit (Post 440528)
I can't believe they chose that name.
http://www.google.com/search?client=...UTF-8&oe=UTF-8


They didn't choose the name it's the family name.

1956: Malarkey Roofing Company started by Herbert Malarkey-still privately held.

Yoyizit 05-12-2010 10:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Slyfox (Post 440565)
They didn't choose the name it's the family name.

1956: Malarkey Roofing Company started by Herbert Malarkey-still privately held.

And 'A boy named Sue' did reasonably well.

This lady's name
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karen_Horney
is pronounced HornEye.

Well, Mr. Malarkey has made more out of his life than I did with mine.
Good for him.


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