Embracing Sustainability in Roofing: An In-Depth Exploration of Malarkey Roofing Systems

January 19, 2024

Sustainability: It's Not Just What You Say, It's What You Do

Malarkey Roofing Systems has made sustainability a priority. They have diverted approximately 5.9 million rubber tires and 3.9 billion plastic bags from landfills by incorporating these upcycled materials into their shingles. Additionally, they have 'planted' about 1.3 million trees by adding smog-reducing granules atop their shingles. These granules help clean the air of emission pollutants, contributing to a healthier environment.

Per roof, Malarkey shingles divert approximately five rubber tires and 3,200 plastic bags from landfills. They also 'plant' about two trees to help clean the air of pollutants. These figures are based on a standard roof of 30 squares using Vista shingles.

Cleaner Manufacturing and Reduced Landfill Waste

Malarkey's commitment to sustainability extends to their manufacturing processes. Their NEX® Polymer Modified (Rubberized) Asphalt is a cleaner shingle-making technology, resulting in much fewer emissions than the oxidized asphalt method of making standard shingles. Malarkey is also GreenCircle® certified for Recycled Product Content and Waste Diversion from Landfill at all its manufacturing facilities.

By incorporating recycled materials into their shingles, Malarkey helps reduce landfill waste. In the 9th cycle of the Tire Incentive Program Grant, Malarkey diverted 83,333 tires.

High-Performance Roofing Shingles

Malarkey shingles are engineered with extra adhesive bonds for added protection against wind, rain, and delamination, and a larger nailing area to improve installation speed, ease, and accuracy. Unlike standard shingles, which are brittle, easily crack, and quickly lose granules, Malarkey shingles are made of rubberized asphalt for industry-leading tear strength, granule adhesion, and wind & hail resistance.

Why Choose Malarkey?

Choosing Malarkey means opting for a roofing system that is sustainable, high-performing, and backed by a strong warranty. Malarkey offers up to a limited lifetime shingle warranty, with up to a 15-year non-prorated period for the standard warranty and 50 years with the Emerald Premium warranty. They also offer an enhanced wind warranty of up to 130 mph.

Malarkey has been making shingles for over 65 years, demonstrating a long history of industry leadership in performance, innovation, and sustainability. They were the first to launch SBS polymer modified (rubberized) asphalt shingles, the first to engineer a larger nailing area and tapered shim, and the first to incorporate upcycled rubber, plastics, and smog-reducing granules.


Malarkey Roofing Systems is a testament to the fact that sustainability and high performance can go hand in hand in the roofing industry. Their commitment to reducing landfill waste, cleaning the air of emission pollutants, and providing high-quality, durable roofing solutions makes them a leader in sustainable roofing. When you choose Malarkey, you're not just choosing a roof—you're choosing a more sustainable future.