Accessory

Smart Start™

First Row of Shingles

The first row of shingles fortifies the rest. Made with NEX® Polymer Modified Asphalt and high-grade, rubberized adhesive for exceptional seal-down, Smart Start™ starter shingles provide increased wind protection at the eave and rake edges of the roof.

Starter Shingles

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

 

Starter shingles are larger and designed to extend up beyond the fastening point of the first course of shingles to fortify these shingles most prone to wind uplift, shingle blow-up, and moisture migration.

 

Malarkey’s starter shingle is Smart Start™.

Roof System Component 3 of 5: Starter Shingles

Performance Engineered

Made with our proprietary NEX® Polymer Modified (Rubberized) Asphalt, which combines asphalt for weathering, with rubber and plastic polymers for added strength and durability, Malarkey starter shingles are engineered to outperform and outlast.

 

Smart Start™ carries Class 4 impact protection against hail and storm debris (highest rating possible).

 

Sustainably Designed

Incorporating upcycled tires and plastic bags to increase strength and durability, while reducing landfill waste, and integrating smog-reducing granules that help clean the air, Malarkey starter shingles are designed with the environment in mind.

Larger Size, Color Match

Designed to match the color of your roofing shingles, Smart Start™ is larger in size than standard shingles, and is adhered with rubberized adhesive to provide exceptional seal-down and wind protection at the eave and rake edges of the roof.

Installed Third

When installing a complete 5-component system for your new roof, starter shingles are installed fourth, after the underlayment, and prior to the field (roofing) shingles.

Unique Features

NEX® Polymer Modified (Rubberized) Asphalt

Combining high-grade asphalt with synthetic and upcycled rubber and plastic polymers, proprietary NEX® Polymer Modified (Rubberized) Asphalt formulation rubberizes the asphalt core of the shingle to deliver superior all-weather resilience and longer product life.

 

Smart Start™ shingles carry a UL Class 4 impact rating (highest rating possible).

Upcycled Rubber & Plastics

Recycled content can sometimes diminish product quality. Not so with our shingles. Polymers from upcycled tires and plastic bags are added to our asphalt formulation to improve shingle strength and durability, while reducing landfill waste – extending product life and landfill life.

Polymer Modified (Rubberized) Adhesive

Rubberized adhesive bonds provide exceptional seal-down and wind protection at the eave and rake edges of the roof.

Larger Size

Slightly larger in dimension than field shingles, Smart Start starter shingles extend up beyond the fastening point of the first row of shingles, providing maximum protection against wind uplift and moisture migration.

Color Match

Starter shingles match the color of selected field shingles.

3M™ Roofing Granules

Ceramic-coated 3M™ Roofing Granules add lasting color vibrancy, while our NEX® asphalt technology dramatically enhances granule retention – the shingle’s primary defense against hail, scuffing, and the aging effects of UV sunlight.

 

3M™ Smog-Reducing Granules

3M™ Smog-Reducing Granules, which blend inconspicuously into the shingle’s color, harness sunlight to photocatalytically convert dangerous smog gases like nitrogen dioxide (NO2) into water-soluble salt ions that rinse off the roof with rainwater, actively cleaning the air of these emission-based pollutants.

 

3M™ Copper Granules (Algae-Resistant)

Algae-resistant 3M™ Copper Granules blend inconspicuously into the shingle’s color and help prevent unsightly black streaks caused by algae growth. Windsor® Starter Shingles feature Scotchgard™ Protector for enhanced algae resistance.

Enhanced Warranty

Roofs work better when the parts work together. A complete new roof requires 5 components – shingles, underlayment, ice & water barrier, starter shingles, and hip & ridge shingles.

 

If your roof is installed by a Malarkey Certified Contractor, who also uses the above Malarkey accessories as a part of a complete roof system, your roof is eligible for extended warranty coverage.

Product Details

  Shingle Pairing
Smart Start™
Architectural, 3-Tab
Windsor
 
Shingle Pairing

Architectural, 3-Tab

Windsor

DISCLAIMER: Photographs of shingles may not accurately represent their true color or the variations of color blends that will appear on the roof. Before installation, five or six shingles should be laid out and reviewed for desired color. Colors and specifications subject to change without notice. Shingle colors not available in all regions or product lines. Scotchgard and Scotchgard Protector, including the 3M logo, are all trademarks of 3M.

Technical Specs

Length: 38-1/4″
Width: 16-3/8
Exposure: 5-5/8
Nailing Area: 1-5/16
Laminate Bonds: 3
Rain Seals: 2
Wind Seals: 1

Testing Compliance

ASTM D3462

Shipping Specifications

SKU: 210
Package Color: Green/Blue
Shingles/Bundle: 18 (36 starter shingles*)
Bundles/Pallet: 21
Bundles/Truckload: 588

*a full-size starter shingle has a perforation in the middle that creates twoindividual starter shingles

PDF Documents

Videos

Warranty

Smart Start™ 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

  Shingle Pairing
Smart Start™
Architectural, 3-Tab
Windsor
 
Shingle Pairing

Architectural, 3-Tab

Windsor

DISCLAIMER: Photographs of shingles may not accurately represent their true color or the variations of color blends that will appear on the roof. Before installation, five or six shingles should be laid out and reviewed for desired color. Colors and specifications subject to change without notice. Shingle colors not available in all regions or product lines. Scotchgard and Scotchgard Protector, including the 3M logo, are all trademarks of 3M.

Specifications & Testing

Technical Specs

Length: 38-1/4″
Width: 16-3/8
Exposure: 5-5/8
Nailing Area: 1-5/16
Laminate Bonds: 3
Rain Seals: 2
Wind Seals: 1

Testing Compliance

ASTM D3462

Shipping Specifications

SKU: 210
Package Color: Green/Blue
Shingles/Bundle: 18 (36 starter shingles*)
Bundles/Pallet: 21
Bundles/Truckload: 588

*a full-size starter shingle has a perforation in the middle that creates twoindividual starter shingles

Documents & Resources

PDF Documents

Videos

Warranty Information

Warranty

Smart Start™ 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