Get in The Zone – Malarkey Shingles

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What is "The Zone" in Roofing?

Hennessey Roofing prides ourself on avoiding technical jargon in our explanations. It does sneak into our conversations sometimes, however. Today, we discuss a common question from our customers as we explain the benefits of using a Malarkey shingle. Hennessey Roofing customers often hear us talk about “The Zone”. While we do zero in on every little detail for your job, that’s not what we’re referring to here. The Zone delivers a very distinct nailing area on Malarkey shingles that must be hit with every single nail that goes into your roof. Malarkey Roofing Products manufactures their shingles with a larger, common bond nailing area that improves correct fastener placement.

Where is "The Zone"?

The Zone is the nailing area where shingles overlap and are fastened to the roofing structure. Malarkey developed this larger nailing area to improve installation speed and reduce the likelihood of contractor errors. Hennessey Roofing highly recommends Malarkey Roofing products due to their innovative development and processes. Their dedication to contractors extends to the homeowners as well.

Why is it Important?

Improper nail placement voids warranties, causes leaks, and leads to shingles being blown off of roofs. With the wider nailing area, The Zone increases the likelihood of proper installation. In addition to proper installation, Malarkey provides a warranty for your new roof when installed by a certified contractor. While roofs occasionally need warranty work, the improved larger nailing zone drastically decreases the likelihood of a warranty claim due to improper installation.


Asphalt shingle roofs represent the largest percentage of roofs in Colorado. They offer a lower price point than other roofing material while still providing great curb appeal for a home or business owner. Many people, including some Colorado Springs roofing contractors, believe that asphalt shingle roofs are all the same. The experts at Hennessey Roofing whole-heartedly disagree. As we inspect, repair, and replace shingle roofs, we encounter many different asphalt shingles. Furthermore, we meet with shingle manufacturers and thoroughly review their product spec sheets. Hennessey Roofing strives to ensure we have the best roofing knowledge to help our customers. While many shingle manufacturers exist, our team highly recommends Malarkey Roofing Products. Learn more about "The Zone" by clicking the button below to view Malarkey's video.

Whether building a new roof or replacing an existing roof, be sure to contact us for any of your roofing needs!

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