I-rish I had a Green Roof. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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We’re seeing green… literally. After all, it’s St. Patrick’s Day, so the software pros at iRoofing can’t get green roofing out of our heads.  Green colored roofs may not be the most popular (that honor goes to the greys and blacks), but it looks great on all sorts of home styles.

So, let’s raise a pint of green beer and toast to green colored roofs… Erin go bragh!

green shingle options

According to designers at IKO, one of the world’s largest roofing material manufacturers, green roofs are best paired with weathered wood and log homes.

It’s true. Green roofs complement rustic architecture. When situated in the countryside or at lakeside, which is common for farmhouse chic and log homes, the surrounding trees and other greenery set the ideal scene for green roofs. Whether it’s asphalt shingle, metal or tile, a green roof is a great choice for bucolic retreats.

Almost all the major manufacturers of shingle and metal roofing offer a variety of green hues. Here are some of our favorite picks.

green roofs simulation
From Left to Right: GAF Timberline HD® - Hunter Green, TAMKO Elite Glass-Seal® - Empire Green, TAMKO MetalWorks® Stonecrest Slate - Forest Green.

GAF Timberline HD® – Hunter Green

More homes and businesses in the U.S. are protected by a GAF roof than by any other product. GAF is a leading roofing manufacturer in North America, with operations strategically located across the U.S. 

TAMKO Elite Glass-Seal® – Empire Green

Since 1944, the TAMKO story has been one of innovation, quality and long-standing customer relationships.

TAMKO MetalWorks® Stonecrest Slate – Forest Green


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From Left to Right: Owens Corning Duration® - Chateau Green, Certainteed Cedar Impressions® - Spruce, Malarkey Legacy® - Rainforest.

Owens Corning Duration® – Chateau Green

OC is a global leader in roofing materials. Their roofing products and systems enhance curb appeal and protect homes and commercial buildings.

Certainteed Cedar Impressions® – Spruce

Founded in 1904, CertainTeed® is one of North America’s leading brands of exterior and interior building products, including roofing.

Malarkey Legacy® – Rainforest

Malarkey is a premier building materials manufacturer. Founded in 1956, the company delivers innovative, performance-driven roofing products.

green colored roof shingles
From Left To Right: Boral Saxony® Split Old English Thatch - Prairie Green, Englert - Patina Green, IKO - Rainbow Green.

Boral Saxony® Split Old English Thatch – Prairie Green

Boral North America helps builders grow their businesses with the highest quality products from a diverse array of categories including roofing.

Englert – Patina Green

For over 50 years, Englert Inc. has set high standards for commercial and residential metal roofing, gutter systems, and on-site roll-forming machines.

IKO – Rainbow Green

IKO has four different collections of superior quality roofing products to suit any taste or budget–Traditional, Architectural, Performance, and Premium.

Visualize It!

Use an app like Pinterest, Instagram, or Houzz to search for green roofs or any roof style in which and color you or your clients are interested. Once the client decides on his or her preferences, you can simulate that product(s) on an image of their home…. Sold!

green roof shingles

iRoofing recently created a “board” in Pinterest for Green Metal and Shingled Roofs. You’ll find endless examples to show your clients. Better yet, with iRoofing’s comprehensive digital catalog of roofing materials, and its Roof Visualizer, you can take the shopping process a step further.   Collect examples of products you want to recommend to your client. There are swatches for thousands of products in the app, plus it automatically filters out anything that’s isn’t available from local distributors in your area. 

"I'm Irish on St. Patrick's Day. I'm Italian on Columbus Day. I'm a Roofer every day."

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