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Question DetailsAsked on 5/5/2017

which is better? owen corning weatherguard or malarkey legacy?

weatherguard is impact resistant, is the legacy?

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Answered 3 years ago by Member Services


Can't say definitively which is "best" - and I don't remember any specific previous questions going by on impact resistance issues for those brands. Personal preferance based on experience and the number of problems OC has had in recent years with quality issues - I would go with the Malarkey between the two - though if you want the "best" shingle in my opinion for storm and hail resistance if would choose GAF Timberline ArmorShield II if it were my roof - though generally pricier.

If looking at impact resistance (presumably due to hail) check the warranties CLOSELY - generally has to be installed by a manufacturer approved installer and the installer has to fill out the warranty and you have to send it in for validation for the impact resistance warranty to be in effect - and always a good idea to keep the product label part of the packaging for the shingles and underlayment in your file with the installer invoice (which should list specific products used) as proof of what was put on. SOOOO many people do not file the warranty with the manufacturer, or keep any record of what was put on so in probably far over 50% of cases a claim cannot be made due to lack of records or warranty validation at time of installation.

Here are links to the OC and and Malarkey pages on those products and on impact resistance specifically - both are rated at Class 4 impact resistance.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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