Smog is a constant air pollutant that comes from automotive emissions and industrial facilities. It leads to various illnesses, particularly respiratory disease. Fortunately, Minnesota-based manufacturer 3M™ has created a revolutionary shingle material that roofing contractors can use. When exposed to the sun’s UV rays, it breaks down smog particles so that rain can wash them away.
Malarkey Roofing, a top shingles manufacturer, incorporates the 3M™ material in its shingles. That’s why Roofmasters Roofing and Sheet Metal Company, Inc. offers Malarkey Roofing products. As your trusted contractor, allow us to explain how Malarkey shingles helps reduce smog and air pollution.
3M™ Smog-Reducing Granules
The base mineral of 3M’s granules contains a specialized photocatalytic coating. Spread throughout the shingles, the coating blends well into various shingle color combinations. Sunlight hitting the shingles transform nitrogen oxide gases into water-soluble ions. This solves pollution mitigation and reduces NOx emission.
They convert sunlight and smog to water-soluble ions to help reduce air pollution. This resulted in TIME Magazine naming them as one of the 50 Best Inventions of 2018. Apart from sheet metal fabrication, Roofmasters is a proud dealer of this product.
Malarkey Legacy® With Scotchgard™
Malarkey Legacy® is one of the most popular shingle brands. They are architectural shingles laminated with Scotchgard™ Protector which shields against black streaks caused by algae. These shingles also contain 3M™ smog-reducing granules mentioned earlier.
Durable NEX™ Polymer further strengthens Malarkey Legacy®. It’s a type of modified asphalt technology for superior weather protection which makes the shingles able to adhere even under extreme weather conditions. This makes the shingles stronger and more flexible than those of other brands.
Roofmasters Roofing and Sheet Metal Company, Inc. not only deals in sheet metal. We are a certified contractor of Malarkey roofing products too. We proudly serve communities in and around Hays and Colby, KS. Call us at (785) 727-7575 to discuss what we can do for you.