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Arctic Seal®

Our Most Economical Ice & Water Barrier

Arctic Seal® is a durable, waterproof, self-adhering underlayment made for areas of the roof most susceptible to leaks. Arctic Seal® can also be used as a high-performance, all-roof underlayment.

Ice & Water Barrier

A new roof requires more than just shingles. It’s a cohesive, coordinated system of 5 parts. In order of installation, they are: 1) ice & water barrier, 2) underlayment, 3) starter shingles, 4) field shingles, and 5) hip & ridge shingles.

 

The ice & water barrier sits under the shingles and the underlayment to provide an extra, waterproof membrane in more leak sensitive areas like roof valleys, edges, and transitions.

 

Malarkey offers three ice & water barriers tailored to asphalt shingle roofs. Arctic Seal® is our most economical.

Roof System Component 1 of 5: Ice & Water Barrier

Water Barrier

Made with our proprietary NEX® Polymer Modified Asphalt for extra strength and durability, Arctic Seal® provides an extra layer of leak protection in more critical areas like roof valleys, roof edges, and roof-to-sidewall transitions where rain, snow, and ice are more apt to accumulate.

Helps Prevent Ice Damming

In colder geographies, Arctic Seal® helps prevent ice damming – when snow melts and refreezes at the roof edge forming a dam which prevents additional snow melt (water) from draining off the roof, instead creeping beneath the shingle and leaking into the house.

Installed First

When installing a complete 5-component system for your new roof, the ice & water barrier is installed first, prior to the underlayment.

Key Features

Modified Asphalt

Made with proprietary NEX Polymer Modified Asphalt for exceptional weathering and extra strength, flexibility, and durability to resist damage and last longer.

Self-Adhered

Sheet is self-adhered (adhesive is activated by direct sunlight and radiant heat, and applied with pressure). Self-adhered roofing eliminates potentially dangerous fire hazards and unpleasant odors from the low slope roofing process.

Strong & Durable

Modified asphalt sheets are constructed with a sand surface to improve walkability and safety, and an underside of aggressive, asphalt-based adhesive to ensure adhesion. The sheets are reinforced with rubber and plastic polymers on a non-woven fiberglass mat to deliver greater tear strength than conventional felt membranes for lasting durability.

Water Resistant

Naturally waterproof asphalt helps resist water penetration.

Faster Installation & Split Release

Sand surface can withstand 90 days of direct sunlight, providing a waterproof roof for longer duration installations.

Advanced Adhesion

Among industry’s highest adhesion uplift rating for greater confidence sheet will remain securely in place after installation.

Nail Sealability

Self-sealing properties of the sheet provides protection against leaks around nails.

Enhanced Warranty

Enhanced warranties are available when product is used in a complete roofing system of Malarkey shingles and accessories, and installed by a Malarkey Certified Contractor.

What Others Say

We Know Extreme Weather

“As one of the largest roofing companies in Alaska, we know extreme weather,  which is why Malarkey’s polymer modified shingles has been at the core of our product offering for over 30 years.”

–Pat Reilly, Owner - Rain Proof Roofing

Product Details

  Application Method Asphalt Technology Tear Strength* Thickness Testing Compliance Warranties+ Fire Resistance (FR)
Good Arctic Seal®
Self-Adhered NEX® Enhanced 55 mils ASTM D1970; FM Approved Up to Lifetime ASTM E108 Class A when paired with a Class A shingle
Self-Adhered NEX® Exceptional 45 mils ASTM D1970, ASTM E108 Class A Lifetime ASTM E108 Class A when paired with a Class A shingle
 
Good
Application Method

Self-Adhered

Self-Adhered

Asphalt Technology

NEX®

NEX®

Tear Strength*

Enhanced

Exceptional

Thickness

55 mils

45 mils

Testing Compliance

ASTM D1970; FM Approved

ASTM D1970, ASTM E108 Class A

Warranties+

Up to Lifetime

Lifetime

Fire Resistance (FR)

ASTM E108 Class A when paired with a Class A shingle

ASTM E108 Class A when paired with a Class A shingle

401 Arctic Seal

Malarkey Roofing Products Roll Roofing

401 Arctic Seal Label

Malarkey Roofing Products Roll Roofing

Technical Specs

SKU: 401
L: 65’
W: 36″
SQ/Roll: 2
Thickness: 55 mils nominal

 

Testing Compliance

ASTM D1970
FM Approved

 

Shipping Specifications

SQ/Roll: 2
Rolls/Pallet: 25 Portland / 28 Oklahoma
Rolls/Truckload: 650 Portland / 728 Oklahoma

 

PDF Documents

Videos

Warranty

401 Arctic Seal® is eligible for expanded warranty coverages relative to its use as a single roofing accessory or in combination with others in a complete Malarkey roofing system. Installed separately, it carries a 10-year product warranty against manufacturing defects. Contact Malarkey’s Technical Services Department for details.

Warranties

Compare Products

  Application Method Asphalt Technology Tear Strength* Thickness Testing Compliance Warranties+ Fire Resistance (FR)
Good Arctic Seal®
Self-Adhered NEX® Enhanced 55 mils ASTM D1970; FM Approved Up to Lifetime ASTM E108 Class A when paired with a Class A shingle
Self-Adhered NEX® Exceptional 45 mils ASTM D1970, ASTM E108 Class A Lifetime ASTM E108 Class A when paired with a Class A shingle
 
Good
Application Method

Self-Adhered

Self-Adhered

Asphalt Technology

NEX®

NEX®

Tear Strength*

Enhanced

Exceptional

Thickness

55 mils

45 mils

Testing Compliance

ASTM D1970; FM Approved

ASTM D1970, ASTM E108 Class A

Warranties+

Up to Lifetime

Lifetime

Fire Resistance (FR)

ASTM E108 Class A when paired with a Class A shingle

ASTM E108 Class A when paired with a Class A shingle

Specifications & Testing

401 Arctic Seal

Malarkey Roofing Products Roll Roofing

401 Arctic Seal Label

Malarkey Roofing Products Roll Roofing

Technical Specs

SKU: 401
L: 65’
W: 36″
SQ/Roll: 2
Thickness: 55 mils nominal

 

Testing Compliance

ASTM D1970
FM Approved

 

Shipping Specifications

SQ/Roll: 2
Rolls/Pallet: 25 Portland / 28 Oklahoma
Rolls/Truckload: 650 Portland / 728 Oklahoma

 

Documents & Resources

PDF Documents

Videos

Warranty Information

Warranty

401 Arctic Seal® is eligible for expanded warranty coverages relative to its use as a single roofing accessory or in combination with others in a complete Malarkey roofing system. Installed separately, it carries a 10-year product warranty against manufacturing defects. Contact Malarkey’s Technical Services Department for details.

Warranties