Malarkey Highlander AR Northwest Reviews – Mid Tier with great features
- Great dimension look
- 110 MPH Enhanced wind warranty available
- The "zone" nailing area provides larger nailing area for installers ease
- Much more limited standard wind warranty of 70/80 mph compared to competing "like" products
- Not available nationwide yet
- Requires a different cap shingle
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Malarkey Highlander CS & Northwest XL
Dimensional Shingles not playing the Lifetime Warranty game: These are the 30 year and 40 year varieties or architecturally designed shingles offered by Malarkey. While most major shingle makers switched there entry level dimensional’s to lifetime Malarkey has a your choice warranty program. Essentially it allows you to substitute any other manufacturers “standard” warranty in place of Malarkey’s stated warranty. The idea here is to choose your shingle based on perceived product quality not “marketing” warranty programs. For the most part Highlander and Northwest shingles share similar characteristics as other 30 – 40 year type shingles, fiberglass base mat, asphalt laminated shingle with ceramic granules on top. Malarkeys differentiation is in the 3M co-branding using both 3M colorfast granules and 3M scotchguard protection for algae resistance.
This is a very nice video about one of the nice features of Marlarkey dimensional shingles which is the wide zone for nailing. It highlights an important installation point which is that unless you get through both layers of shingle base and overlay mats the chances for leaks and blow-offs are greatly increased.
Malarkey Highlander and Northwest Shingle Pricing
The 30 and 40 year variant of base dimensional or architectural shingle in Malarkeys lineup is a value at $80-$100 per 100 square feet of material in most of the country.
|Manufacturer||Shingle Brand||Features||Our Rating 5 Nails Max|
|Malarkey||Highlander CS||The entry level dimensional shingle from Malarkey standout feature is Scotchguard protection otherwise pretty run of the mill here|
|Malarkey||Northwest XL||Essentially identical to the Highland series with added weight giving a slightly higher standard wind warranty and 10 more years limited product warranty.|
Whatever you do. Do not use Malarkey products. My shingles are 6 years old. And they are blowing off every year. Malarkey well not do anything about it. He tar strip is not adhering to the roof. I got a letter from Malarkey stating there is nothing wrong with them. Out and out lied to me about them. They do not care about there customers and they don’t stand behind there warranty
How much would 27 square feet of 30yr architectural shingles cost
For the money it is the best non class IV laminated shingle on the market. It is heavier and carries a better warranty especially when installed by a certified contractor. The tapered lamination corrects the “troughing” effect problem in laminated shingles granules stay on better. The weight difference is a big one for me.
Looks great not the cheapest but for the money this seemed heavier than the Certainteed Landmarks that another contractor was pitching us. Who know but we lov eit and get many compliments on our homes roof.
Keep an eye on your shingles.
I put this on all my rentals. It’s a good looking shingle with a decent warranty. Not too heavy goes on quick, no problems thus far. May not last quite as long as a Certainteed or Owens Corning but for the price I can’t beat em around here.