• Editor Rating

  • Rated 4 stars
  • Excellent
  • 4/5 Avg. User Rating

  • Rated 4 stars
  • 2 Reviews

  • Malarkey Alaskan / Hurricane
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  • Last modified: November 13, 2014
  • Construction
    Editor: 84%
    User: 88%
  • Features
    Editor: 75%
    User: 88%
  • Color-Options
    Editor: 60%
    User: 74%
  • Longevity
    Editor: 79%
    User: 93%
  • Design
    Editor: 45%
    User: 70%

Review Summary:

Highest Rated 3-tab shingle, great value for the money in a traditional design

Malarkey Hurricane and Alaskan – If you must have a three tab get these.

Alakan and and Hurricane shingle pricing
  • Malarkey Alaskan / Hurricane
  • Rating: 4
  • Reviewed by:
  • Published on: November 16, 2013

Review Summary:

Highest Rated 3-tab shingle, great value for the money in a traditional design

Pros

-SBS coated shingle base. -35 Year Limited Warranty -Highest fire rating available

Cons

-Not a huge history for SBS shingles -Limited availability -Dated look fast disappearing

Malarkey The Alaskan / Hurricane Review

A three tab shingle with a little something extra:  A very unique feature for a 3-tab shingles makes us think Malarkey unlike some other manufacturers three tabs are here to stay.  we will be reviewing the
Alaskan and Hurricane for a long time to come.  SBS is essentially a rubber modified asphalt that give shingles more durability as proven in impact ratings.  With Class 4 impact ratings these shingles withstood a 2 hour simulation of hail hitting them at 90 miles per hour with no damage to speak of.  SBS is a newer technology and we like seeing a manufacturer with the guts to put it in a traditional looking shingle.  They also upped the bar for three tabs by applying a standard 100 mph coverage for these product line.  Those 3m Colorfast roofing granules are suppose to keep those shingles looking newer longer as well.

 

Malarkey The Alaskan and Hurricane Pricing

Offering probably the best bang for the buck in a three tab shingle in our opinion – there is a lot of features built into a three tab and the only one we would truly consider if you just really had to have a three tab shingle.  Think right around the $90-$100 per 100 square ft range.

Manufacturer Shingle Brand Features Our Rating 5 Nails Max
Malarkey The Alaskan Adding SBS in a traditional design really ups the bar for a standard 3 tab.
Malarkey Hurricane identical warranty and features with added Scotch Guard for algae resistance.