Architectural Shingle

Highlander® NEX® AR

Our Most Economical

Designed in the popular architectural style, and made with our industry-leading NEX® Rubberized Asphalt, Highlander® NEX® AR (algae resistant) shingles deliver all-weather resilience, a Class 2 hail impact rating, and include granules that reduce algae streaks and help clean the air of emission pollutants.

Best in Class

Highlander® NEX® is the industry’s first and only entry-level shingle to be constructed of polymer modified (rubberized) asphalt, opening the benefits of this superior shingle-making technology to all budgets.

Made Better, Lasts Longer, More Sustainable

  • Craftsmanship
  • Performance
  • Sustainability
  • Warranty
Craftsmanship
  • Adhesive Bonds
    50%

    Up to 50% more adhesive bonds than standard shingles.

  • Rain Seals
    2X

    Twice the rain seals of standard shingles.

  • Nailing Area
    2X

    Up to 2X larger nailing area than standard shingles.

  • Backing Shim
    50%

    Up to 50% longer backing shim than standard shingles.

Performance
  • Tear Strength
    10%

    Up to 10% greater tear strength than industry standard (ASTM D3462).

  • Granule Adhesion
    65%

    Up to 65% greater granule adhesion than industry standard (ASTM D3462).

  • Impact Resistance
    2

    Class 2 hail impact rating.

  • Fire Resistance
    A

    Class A fire rating (highest rating possible].

Sustainability
  • Upcycled Rubber
    4

    Each roof diverts the equivalent of ~4 rubber tires from landfill.

  • Upcycled Plastic
    2.9K

    Each roof diverts the equivalent of ~2,900 plastic bags from landfill.

  • 'Planted' Trees
    2

    Each roof fights emission air pollution like planting ~2 trees.

Approximation assuming standard roof of 30 squares.
Number of trees 'planted' source: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and 3M.
Warranty
  • Shingle Warranty
    Life

    Limited lifetime shingle warranty.

  • Non-prorated Period
    10

    10 year non-prorated period.

  • Wind Warranty
    130

    Up to 130 mph (209 kph) enhanced wind warranty.

     

  • Algae Warranty
    10

    10 year algae warranty.

Extended warranties available from Malarkey Certified Contractors.

Calculate Your Roof's Environmental Offset

Shingles are sold in ‘squares’ – the amount of shingles needed to cover 100 square feet of roof. An average roof requires approximately 25-30 squares.

 

If you know the number of squares required to cover your own roof, enter it to the right to calculate the environmental offset of installing Malarkey’s Highlander® NEX® AR shingles.

 

If you don’t know your roof’s required squares, ask your contractor, or refer to your roof bid.

Enter Your Roof's 'Squares'

Approximate rubber tires diverted from the landfill?

10.5K

Approximate rubber tires diverted from the landfill?

Approximate plastic bags diverted from the landfill?

10.5K

Approximate plastic bags diverted from the landfill.

Approximate trees 'planted' to help clean the air?

10.5K

Approximate trees 'planted' to help clean the air?

New Roofs Require More Than Just Shingles.

Highlander® NEX® AR Color Options

Vista AR shingles come in the industry’s most popular colors.

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Customize Your Roof

See shingle colors on a roof, or your roof. You can do both with our Roof Designer software.

Roof Designer

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 shingles are engineered to outperform and outlast.

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 shingles are designed with the environment in mind.

Installed Fourth

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

 

Highlander® NEX® AR shingles have up to 10% greater tear strength and 65% greater granule retention than the industry standard (ASTM D3465) and carry a Class 2 hail impact rating.

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.

 

Each average-sized roof of Highlander® NEX® AR shingles diverts the equivalent of ~4 tires and ~2,900 plastic bags from the landfill.1

Polymer Modified (Rubberized) Adhesive

Six bonds (3 laminate, 2 rain, 1 wind) of synthetic rubber adhesive resist dry-out and deliver extreme protection from high-winds, wind-driven rain, and shingle delamination.

 

Highlander® NEX® AR shingles have up to 50% more adhesive bonds and twice the rain seals of standard shingles.

The Zone® Nailing Area

It takes over 7000 nails to install a roof. Even one out of place can lead to leaks or void a wind warranty. The Zone, our patented larger nailing area, provides a bigger nailing target and longer shingle backing to help ensure that every nail hits and penetrates both shingle layers for maximum protection against shingle uplift and blow-off, as well as leaks from troughing and ice damming.

 

The Zone is up to 2X larger than the nailing area on standard 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.

 

Highlander® NEX® AR shingles have up to 65% greater granule retention than the industry standard specification (ASTM D3462).

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.

 

Each average-sized roof of Highlander® NEX® AR shingles helps fight smog air pollution the equivalent of planting ~2 trees.2

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.

 

Highlander® NEX® AR shingles come with a 10-year algae warranty.

Full Square

Shingles are sold in ‘squares’ which is the number of shingles required to cover 100 square feet of roof. Many manufacturers package their shingles to deliver only 97-99% of a square, in effect underdelivering/overcharging from 1-3% of the product.

 

Highlander® NEX® AR shingles are packaged to deliver a full square, with 3 bundles equaling 100 square feet of roof coverage.

‘Your Choice’ Warranty

At Malarkey, we strive to make shingles that don’t need warranties, but just in case, we offer standard and extended shingle warranties, or our innovative ‘Your Choice’ warranty where we’ll match a competitor’s standard warranty.3

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.

 

What Others Say

Oregon

“Innovation is one of the reasons why we offer Malarkey shingles to our clients before any other shingles. Malarkey Roofing Products is also an Oregonian company based out of Portland, and we like supporting our local businesses.”

–Professional Quality Roofing, LLC

Idaho

“Malarkey’s next gen shingles are my new favorite. I feel qualified to judge them the best shingle on the market today after 49 years in the roofing business personally installing them.”

–Jack Petty Roofing

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Product Details

  Asphalt Technology Impact Rating Tear Strength* Thickness Cost Standard Shingle Warranty Standard Non-Prorated Period Algae Warranty Standard Wind Warranty Enhanced Wind Warranty
Good Highlander® NEX® AR
NEX® Class 2 +10% NA $ Limited Lifetime 10 years 10 years 110 mph / 177 kph 130 mph / 209 kph
Better Vista® AR
NEX® Class 3 +25% +10% $$ Limited Lifetime 12 years 12 years 110 mph / 177 kph 130 mph / 209 kph
NEX® Class 4 +35% +19% $$$ Limited Lifetime 15 years Limited Lifetime** 110 mph / 177 kph 130 mph / 209 kph
 
Good
Better
Asphalt Technology

NEX®

NEX®

NEX®

Impact Rating

Class 2

Class 3

Class 4

Tear Strength*

+10%

+25%

+35%

Thickness

NA

+10%

+19%

Cost

$

$$

$$$

Standard Shingle Warranty

Limited Lifetime

Limited Lifetime

Limited Lifetime

Standard Non-Prorated Period

10 years

12 years

15 years

Algae Warranty

10 years

12 years

Limited Lifetime**

Standard Wind Warranty

110 mph / 177 kph

110 mph / 177 kph

110 mph / 177 kph

Enhanced Wind Warranty

130 mph / 209 kph

130 mph / 209 kph

130 mph / 209 kph

* Versus standard shingles, as measured per ASTM D3462.
** Included on shingles with Scotchgard™ Protector.
1 Approximation assuming standard roof of 30 squares.
2 Approximation assuming standard roof of 30 squares. Source: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and 3M.
3 Select our transferable Limited Lifetime Shingle Warranty or one from a competitor - your choice.
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.

Highlander NEX AR Shingle

Malarkey Roofing Products Architectural Shingles

Highlander NEX AR Bundle

Malarkey Roofing Products Architectural Shingles

Technical Specs

Length: 39″
Width: 13-1/4″
Exposure: 5-5/8″
Nailing Area: 1-5/16″
Laminate Bonds: 3
Rain Seals: 2
Wind Seals: 1

Testing Compliance

ASTM D7158 Class H
ASTM D3462
ASTM D3161 Class F
ASTM D3018 Type I
ASTM E108 Class A Fire Rating
CSA A123.5
FBC Approval #14809
UL 2218 Class 2
ICC Approval – ESR-3150
ICC-ES AC438

Shipping Specifications

SKU: 242
Package Color: Grey/White
Bundles/SQ: 3
Shingles/SQ: 66
SQ/Pallet: 16
SQ/Truckload: 208

PDF Documents

Videos

Warranty

Lifetime limited shingle warranty
10 year non-prorated period
110 mph (177 kph) standard wind warranty
130 mph (209 kph) enhanced wind warranty
10 year algae warranty

*Extended warranties available via Malarkey Certified Contractors

Warranties

Compare Products

  Asphalt Technology Impact Rating Tear Strength* Thickness Cost Standard Shingle Warranty Standard Non-Prorated Period Algae Warranty Standard Wind Warranty Enhanced Wind Warranty
Good Highlander® NEX® AR
NEX® Class 2 +10% NA $ Limited Lifetime 10 years 10 years 110 mph / 177 kph 130 mph / 209 kph
Better Vista® AR
NEX® Class 3 +25% +10% $$ Limited Lifetime 12 years 12 years 110 mph / 177 kph 130 mph / 209 kph
NEX® Class 4 +35% +19% $$$ Limited Lifetime 15 years Limited Lifetime** 110 mph / 177 kph 130 mph / 209 kph
 
Good
Better
Asphalt Technology

NEX®

NEX®

NEX®

Impact Rating

Class 2

Class 3

Class 4

Tear Strength*

+10%

+25%

+35%

Thickness

NA

+10%

+19%

Cost

$

$$

$$$

Standard Shingle Warranty

Limited Lifetime

Limited Lifetime

Limited Lifetime

Standard Non-Prorated Period

10 years

12 years

15 years

Algae Warranty

10 years

12 years

Limited Lifetime**

Standard Wind Warranty

110 mph / 177 kph

110 mph / 177 kph

110 mph / 177 kph

Enhanced Wind Warranty

130 mph / 209 kph

130 mph / 209 kph

130 mph / 209 kph

* Versus standard shingles, as measured per ASTM D3462.
** Included on shingles with Scotchgard™ Protector.
1 Approximation assuming standard roof of 30 squares.
2 Approximation assuming standard roof of 30 squares. Source: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and 3M.
3 Select our transferable Limited Lifetime Shingle Warranty or one from a competitor - your choice.
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

Highlander NEX AR Shingle

Malarkey Roofing Products Architectural Shingles

Highlander NEX AR Bundle

Malarkey Roofing Products Architectural Shingles

Technical Specs

Length: 39″
Width: 13-1/4″
Exposure: 5-5/8″
Nailing Area: 1-5/16″
Laminate Bonds: 3
Rain Seals: 2
Wind Seals: 1

Testing Compliance

ASTM D7158 Class H
ASTM D3462
ASTM D3161 Class F
ASTM D3018 Type I
ASTM E108 Class A Fire Rating
CSA A123.5
FBC Approval #14809
UL 2218 Class 2
ICC Approval – ESR-3150
ICC-ES AC438

Shipping Specifications

SKU: 242
Package Color: Grey/White
Bundles/SQ: 3
Shingles/SQ: 66
SQ/Pallet: 16
SQ/Truckload: 208

Documents & Resources

PDF Documents

Videos

Warranty Information

Warranty

Lifetime limited shingle warranty
10 year non-prorated period
110 mph (177 kph) standard wind warranty
130 mph (209 kph) enhanced wind warranty
10 year algae warranty

*Extended warranties available via Malarkey Certified Contractors

Warranties