HIGHER SUSTAINABILITY, LOWER LANDFILL – ENVIROGEN
Malarkey has successfully designed, manufactured, and created a line of products focused solely on sustainability while remaining environmentally conscious. Experimenting with the influencing components that impact the aging process of shingles, this company was able to create a polymer modified asphalt capable of withstanding intense weather conditions and expanding the lifetime of your roof. To demonstrate the impact resistance in a fun way, Malarkey has put together a short video showing the blast of a fully loaded soda can firing at their roofing material.
Nexgen polymer modified asphalt (used in many of their products such as the Vista shingle line, Ecoasis Costa, and Dura-Seal shingles) incorporates flexible asphalt with recycled plastic milk jugs, markers, and rubber tires to further improve flexibility, granule adhesion, cold weather installation and impact resistance. For every ton of recycled plastic or synthetic rubber used, 4 barrels of oil and 7.4 cubic yards of landfill space are saved. Also, for every pound of recycled tire rubber used, one pound of carbon dioxide is prevented from being released into the atmosphere. By using the Nexgen asphalt shingles, an average roof will feature roughly 5.5 tires and 350 plastic jugs. Malarkey is dedicated to keeping roofing materials out of the waste stream and to preserve the quality of life on our planet.
For more details on the Flexor / Nexgen technology, see the Malarkey Roofing Products website.