Making the switch from shakes to asphalt shingles can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be! Hubbard Roofing & Exteriors recently removed dated shakes and installed asphalt singles on the roof of a beautiful home in the MD of Foothills. The shake roof was in need of a replacement and the new asphalt shingles are stunning and a great compliment to the home.





The asphalt shingle is a Malarkey Windsor Premium Architectural Shingle in Black Oak. These shingles are 20% thicker than traditional asphalt singles resulting in a higher profile and are designed to give a dimensional appearance to the roof, which you can see was achieved in the close up photo below.


The home is located in an area outside of Calgary which often experiences high winds so this shingle was a great choice. It comes standard with a 110 mph limited wind warranty, which can be upgraded to a 130 mph wind warranty when conditions are met. The shingles were installed using storm nailing to increase the durability. Storm nailing means that two nails were used above each cutout, rather than just one. The shingle has a class 4 impact resistance and in simulated tests 2” hail was dropped on the roof at speeds seen in severe storms and no damage was caused.

The ridge cap on the home is a Malarkey EZ Ridge XT color matched in Black Oak. It is also high profile to add consistency to the roof. A premium underlayment was used and all exhaust vents were changed to a Duraflow WeatherPro. Visit our page on Ventilation to find out the importance of proper ventilation for the home.

The Malarkey Windsor shingle comes in a variety of colors including Antique Brown, Heather, Midnight Black, Natural Wood, Storm Grey, and Weathered Wood.

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