What You Need to Know About Malarkey Windsor Asphalt Shingles

Published on: March 16, 2022

Choosing the materials for your home is challenging because there are so many options, including products from Malarkey Windsor. But different manufacturers and material lines offer top-line protection for homes in various climates and areas. 

Before embarking on a home project, research the materials carefully and talk to some experts. Roofing contractors work with these materials every day and know the intricacies of what they are good for and who should use them.

If you’re looking for high-quality asphalt shingles in the Seattle, Washington, area, here’s a look at what you should know about Malarkey Windsor asphalt shingles. 

Malarkey Windsor Asphalt Shingles Cost

Malarkey Windsor asphalt shingles are on the more expensive side, but you get high-quality materials that will stand up to the wet, windy weather in the area. 

Malarkey Windsor Asphalt Shingles
Malarkey Windsor Asphalt Shingles

The cost for these asphalt shingles installed on your home is about $4.30-$5 per square foot. That’s $6,800-$8,000 for a 1,600-square-foot roof. The national average for materials and labor to install an asphalt roof is $5,148.

However, many factors contribute to the total price of roofing, including the area where your home is, the materials you select, your roof’s size and pitch, architectural complexity and how many stories your home is.

If you want an accurate cost for installing a new roof on your home, you should schedule a few consultations with the leading roofers in the Seattle area. This will give you a more realistic estimate based on your home’s unique features. 

Pros and Cons of Malarkey Windsor Asphalt Shingles

Malarkey Windsor asphalt shingles are popular in the Pacific Northwest. After reading a few online reviews, it’s easy to see why. We’ll break down the pros and cons of these shingles to help you make an informed decision based on your home’s unique characteristics.


Professional roofers, inspectors and homeowners like these asphalt shingles for a variety of reasons. But the fact that they are popular among all these parties speaks to their quality manufacturing and home protection. 

  • All-weather resistance
  • Offers Class 4 hail impact ratings (highest rating for asphalt shingles)
  • Reduces algae streaks 
  • 22 percent thicker than standard asphalt shingles
  • More environmentally friendly
  • Homeowners find the shingles to be extremely attractive to offer curb appeal
  • Malarkey offers a roofing contractor certification so that you can pick your contractor with confidence
  • Outstanding warranty protection on the Windsor shingle line. It has a lifetime warranty with 15 years of full coverage for defects.
  • Rated to withstand winds up to 110 miles per hour
  • Superb reputation in the roofing industry for providing high-quality materials backed by a trusted company that stands behind their products.
  • Secure Choice Roof System brings together a line of roofing materials to offer the best warranty on its products. The more parts of the roof system that you use, the more Malarkey Windsor will stand behind its products. The system includes starter shingles, underlayment, and hip and ridge shingles. 

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While the Malarkey Windsor shingles are an excellent choice for Seattle-area homes, there are some drawbacks that you should be aware of before having these shingles installed on your home.

  • The warranty can only be transferred during the “right start” period, which is how Malarkey refers to its 100 percent coverage period. For Windsor shingles, this is 15 years.
  • Limited options for colors and styles but this can help homeowners select their roofing materials with greater ease
  • Getting the roofing materials replaced under warranty presents challenges, but that’s true of any manufacturer warranty. Thankfully, it’s rare that homeowners experience defects with Malarkey Windsor shingles.
  • Expensive compared to other shingles on the market. But the shingles do have a more attractive appearance and provide the highest quality ratings for wind and hail resistance, so you get what you pay for.

Are Malarkey Windsor Shingles Worth the Higher Cost?

Spending thousands of dollars on a new roof is not easy. But ultimately, once you pay those expenses, you want to know that your roof will provide outstanding protection for your home and last for many years.

Malarkey Windsor shingles are one of the best options available for Seattle-area homes. Quality home protection comes at a price. Spending a little more on your roof now can ensure you don’t have to worry about costly repairs or replacing your roof again in 10-15 years due to poor quality materials.

Defective shingles are extremely rare from any of Malarkey’s products. That’s one reason why 2FL Windows, Siding and Roofing chooses to install Malarkey products and recommends them to our customers. We believe in installing only the best materials on your home and stand behind our workmanship to offer the best combination of materials and installation.

Color Options with the Windsor Product Line

While you don’t have tons of options with the Malarkey Windsor shingles, you’ll still find popular colors to choose from. These designer shingles look great while providing incredible hail and wind protection.

The Windsor shingles come in seven attractive color options.

  • Antique brown
  • Black oak
  • Heather
  • Midnight black
  • Natural wood
  • Storm grey
  • Weathered wood

Malarkey knows that choosing the color and style of your asphalt roof is important to you. Coordinating the roofing with your existing home style and exterior colors will help make your home distinctive.

That’s why the company offers its roof designer feature. You can design your home’s exterior by uploading a photo. The designer will help you envision how various roofing colors and styles will work with your home’s exterior by superimposing it on your image. 

For the most accurate renderings, Malarkey does recommend using its stock home images where you can see how various styles and color options come together. These will be the most accurate renderings for Malarkey products but you can upload your own photo if you prefer.

About Malarkey Roofing Products

It’s no big surprise that Malarkey is so popular in the Pacific Northwest region because it was founded in Portland, Oregon. The company has a rich history dating back to 1956 when the family-owned business began manufacturing 3-tab asphalt shingles. From its founding, Malarkey has focused on providing more environmentally friendly products through repurposing shingles and using smog-reducing granules.

Malarkey Windsor Asphalt Shingles

GreenCircle Certified LLC applauded the company’s green initiatives and awarded it the Waste Diversion from Landfill certification to back the company’s environmentally friendly processes.

If you’re looking for high-quality materials with the best installation and workmanship warranty, schedule a consultation with 2FL Windows, Siding and Roofing. 

Malarkey Windsor asphalt shingles may or may not be what is best for you and your home. But you won’t know until you discuss your options with an expert. We send a roofing consultant to your home to do a full assessment and meet with you to discuss your budget, style preferences and requirements. Then we recommend what will work best based on your criteria.

Schedule your free in-home estimate now to get started with one of the best Seattle-area roofing contractors.

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