Roofing Systems Lincoln & Omaha NE
Casey Nelson Exteriors takes pride on our top of the line installation and products. Casey Nelson Exteriors replaces roofs in Lincoln, Omaha NE and surrounding areas. Roofs are one of the most important parts of your home. That is why we use only the best products available. Our superior roofing systems will ensure protection and beauty for years to come, backed with the industry’s leading warranty protection.
- Protection: Our laminated architectural roofing system provides the best protection from the weather, due to its double rain seals, nailing zone area over three times larger than standard laminated shingles, and superior asphalt granule adhesion.
- Rugged Durability: Our revolutionary shingle technology used begins with a durable base layer of fiberglass matting, then is coated with either quality asphalt which provides long term protection, or a modified rubber asphalt which increases tensile strength and flexibility, protecting your long term investment.
- Increased Value & Curb Appeal: A new roofing system by Casey Nelson Exteriors includes the Scotchgard™ Protector, preventing that unattractive staining and algae growth, which will ruin the aesthetic beauty and potentially reduce the value of your investment. Let Casey Nelson Exteriors help keep your roof looking like the day it was installed 20 years later.
Casey Nelson Exteriors is proud to offer Malarkey and IKO roofing products for our customers in the Lincoln and Omaha areas.
The right roofing can boost the curb appeal of any style of home, from rustic to urban, colonial to contemporary. Your roof may account for up to 40 percent of the visual surface area of your home’s exterior.
Malarkey Roofing Products offers a full line of residential roofing shingles. Malarkey is focused on providing quality steep slope roofing products along with the best technical and customer service in the roofing industry.
IKO shingles are cut from a different cloth than the three-tab shingles that were probably in vogue when your roof was initially shingled. IKO’s modern, laminated two-piece design provides a lot more depth, dimension and variation to complete the look. You’ll find the perfect asphalt roofing shingles for yours in one of IKO’s three collections: Cambridge, Cambridge IR with ArmourZone or Dynasty with ArmourZone. For beautiful protection that’s engineered to last, IKO sets the standard. You can set the style.
Malarkey’s Laminated Architectural Shingles
The Legacy and the Vista are laminate shingles designed to give a dimensional appearance on the roof. Legacy and Vista shingle lines include optional levels of added security against algae staining.
Legacy is a laminate Class 4 Impact Resistant shingle line fortified with Malarkey’s unique Flexor™ SBS polymer modified asphalt technology to promote extreme weather protection.
Vista is a laminate Class 3 shingle line designed to give a dimensional appearance on the roof. Vista shingles are designed with Nexgen technology which improves flexibility, adhesion, weather and impact resistance.
Here are some different color options to give your home that great curb-appeal as well as the security and protection of a new roofing system.
Legacy is a laminate shingle line fortified with Malarkey’s unique Flexor™ SBS polymer modified asphalt technology to promote extreme weather protection. This product line includes the optional Scotchgard™ Algae Resistant Shingle Protector from 3M for added security against algae staining. Here are some color options for the Legacy shingle system.
IKO’s Laminated Shingles
IKO Provides Performance: Performance you can trust to maximize protection against wind uplift, water penetration and other severe weather conditions. Available in popular colors and in unique color blends.
IKO Provides Tradition: Your choice of asphalt roofing shingles can make your home stand out or blend into its natural surroundings. The beauty of these asphalt shingles lies in their ability to protect your home and in the quality of their engineering.
- The IKO Advantage:
- (1) Limited Warranty
- (2) Iron Clad Protection
- (3) Limited Wind Warranty
- (4) Blue-green Algae Resistant – granules are built into IKO’s shingles to help inhibit the growth of blue-green algae that can cause unattractive black stains, streaks and discoloration.
Granules play a critical role in asphalt roofing shingles. They protect your roof from ultraviolet rays, resist algae growth, and even reflect sunlight. Available in unique colors, these granules are also designed to enhance the look of your home. Premature granule loss on a shingle can be a dramatic detriment to the condition and color of a roof.
Over the years, Malarkey has driven innovations in asphalt technology to help ensure that these granules stay on shingles for longer.
- Shingle Components
- Mat, asphalt, granules and sealant strips combine to create the basic components of asphalt shingles. As with any product, the end quality can be attributed to the quality of the components used to create it.
- Mat: Shingles start with a mat foundation on which asphalt is applied. Mats have evolved over the years from pulped rags, to felt paper, and finally to the random lay fiberglass we use today, as seen below. Fiberglass based asphalt shingles do not rot and have improved fire ratings over their rag and wood ancestors.
- Sealant: Sealants are special strips of asphalt adhesive that help to adhere the shingle rows (courses) together. This typically occurs during the shingle installation by heat from the sun, but cold weather installations may require the shingles to be sealed by hand. Sealants are important to help hold shingles in place during high winds, which in turn helps to protect your home against leaks.
- Granules: The granules on shingles do more than just lend color to your roof. The primary function of those colored granules is to protect the asphalt from aging due to the suns UV rays. Granules come in a wide assortment of colors that are carefully blended to produce different shades, which helps them appear more dimensional.
Shingles can offer a variety of features to meet the needs of homes across the country. Learn how solar reflective shingles, polymer modified shingles, and shingles with Class 4 impact resistance can help protect your roof.
Class 4 Shingles: Severe weather can destroy even the best roofs, but you can give your home-added protection with Class 4 impact resistant shingles. Class 4 shingles are independently tested using the testing standard UL 2218. There are 4 different Class Ratings. The most severe test is the Class 4, which uses steel balls 2″ in diameter to impact a roof to simulate the effects of hail. Class 4 shingles withstand the impact without sustaining damage to receive the highest impact rating available in the roofing industry today.
What does this mean for homeowners? While no roofing material is completely hail proof, homeowners in hail prone areas can reduce their risk of impact damage by installing Class 4 shingles. Many insurance companies will even offer a discount for homes with Class 4 shingles.
- *Each hail event is different and results may vary. Malarkey does not warrant that the same results will occur on all buildings installed with shingles containing Flexor™ asphalt.
- Malarkey Class 4 Impact Resistant Shingles:
- Hail Facts:
- According to the National Weather Service, on average, only about 3% of all hailstorms produce hailstones over 2” in diameter.
- The largest hailstone ever recorded in the United States fell in Vivian, South Dakota in July of 2010. It measured over 8” in diameter, weighed nearly 2 lbs., and had a circumference of 18.62”.
- According to the Insurance Information Institute, United States property damage due to hail reaches nearly $1.25 billion annually.
SBS Polymer Modied Asphalt: Styrene-butadiene-styrene polymers, commonly referred to as SBS, can be specially blended into asphalt to add rubberized characteristics. The result is a more flexible product, which can adapt to changing temperatures while retaining the granules on the shingles.
New Streak Resist™ Technology Featured in Roofing Shingle Algae Defense™ Systems
Each component of a Malarkey roofing shingle plays an important role in protecting the home. The granules in polymer modified asphalt roofing shingles are no exception; they are specifically designed and engineered to preform specifically for certain climates. For instance, roofs in areas with prevalent moisture and humidity can experience algae growth in the form of black streaks on the roofing shingles. Algae growth on a roof can alter the color of your roof and make it appear aged.
As part of the Algae Defense™ Systems, Malarkey utilizes specialized granules that perform beyond traditional materials to offer benefits to the homeowner and the environment. The Algae Defense™ Systems incorporate Streak Resist™ Technology, a blend of algae resistant copper granules that help maintain the aesthetic appearance of your roof, and may reduce the need to clean your roof. By resisting black streaks caused by algae, the shingles retain their vibrant hues in concert with the rest of the home’s exterior.
Also available to protect homes from unwanted algae growth are Malarkey shingles featuring Scotchgard™ Protector from 3M™. These shingles similarly feature 3M™ Copper Roofing Granules. In 1994, Malarkey Roofing Products® became the first manufacturer to offer Scotchgard™ Protector in a shingle.
Granules offering algae defense, solar reflectivity, and color retention are all valuable contributions to the overall performance of the roofing shingle. To make sure these granules stay in place, Malarkey’s polymer modified asphalts such as Nexgen™ and Flexor™, are designed to respond positively to environmental temperature fluctuations.
The product design process at Malarkey Roofing Products considers many aspects of a product’s performance, construction, life cycle, and components. Granules are an integral part of a roofing shingle. Not only does their asphalt adhesion helps keep shingle color, but granules can also be engineered to perform and protect in certain climates.
In the above video, 3M Industrial Minerals and Products Division, Senior Laboratory Manger, Frank Klink, Ph.D., explains the urban heat island effect and how Malarkey Ecoasis™ shingles with cool roofing granules reflect solar UV rays. The granules are manufactured to reflect the UV, or infrared, portion of sunlight. This enables the colors of the shingle to be seen by the naked eye, while still allowing the roof to stay cool.
In addition to engineering the granules for solar reflective performance, the 3M Scotchgard™ Protector granules have been developed to resist the growth of algae and prevent black streaks from forming on roofs in climate with high humidity. In 1994, Malarkey Roofing Products became the first shingle manufacturer to use 3M Scotchgard™ Protector granules.