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Rubberized Shingle vs Traditional Roofing

Picking the right roofing material for your home or business is a must, especially in the Northwest, where property owners are prone to face property damage from severe hail, wind, and blizzards. Putting the extra research and money into the right roofing material is guaranteed to pay off in the long run. Glacier is very particular about what we put back into your home or business. 


Most property owners are familiar with asphalt shingles, but did you know that Rubberized shingles can have the same look with long-lasting options that offer more benefits. While traditional asphalt shingles are cheaper, rubberized shingles are more cost-effective.

Benefits of Rubberized Shingles

Asphalt Shingle lifespan


Most older homes have asphalt shingles that typically last 15-20 years. Rubber shingles last 30-50 years, requiring very little maintenance


Rubber shingles are much more durable and unlikely to crack during extreme weather conditions. They are also waterproof and very resistant to thermal shock. In contrast, Asphalt shingles are highly prone to storm damage and become very brittle during hot or cold temperatures.

Rubberized Shingles

Green Choice

Asphalt shingles are made using petroleum. The manufacturing process causes energy waste and greenhouse gas emissions. Rubber shingles, on the other hand, are made from tires and plastic extracted from landfills. Malarkey’s rubberized shingles have copper granules, making them smog resistant. 

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