Green Roof Systems
The tendency towards green roofs has increased remarkably over the last 20 years; Green roofs offer an ecological as well as an aesthetic solution for waterproofing your roof.
Apart from the aesthetic benefits, growing environmental awareness and the significant economical and ecological advantages are the driving forces behind the success of green roofs. Green Roofing is compatible with all our flat roof systems, although careful consideration must be taken as to whether the supporting structure of the roof can take the extra weight; often a building has to be designed to incorporate a green roof.
Green Roofing Systems Advantages
An Energy Efficient Roofing system serves as an excellent sound insulator. Green roofs can be very efficient in reducing indoor noise attenuation from hail and rainfall, etc.
Benefiting the urban environment
Green roofs create more natural green areas in the urban environment. The plants on the roof give the owners a more natural view, instead of the increasing dominating black or grey flat roof surface areas.
Reduction of heating/cooling costs
A green roof provides extra insulation and energy efficiency for the building. Because of its insulating properties, green roofs have a large impact on the interior temperatures, reducing the amount of energy needed to heat a building in winter and to cool the building in summer. As a result, green roofs operate more efficiently than the traditionally roofed buildings, resulting in lower energy costs for the building owner.
Increased Life Expectancy of Roof Waterproofing
Green roofs protect the roof waterproofing from UV and IR radiation, ozone, extreme temperature fluctuations, and physical damage. Thus significantly increase the life expectancy of the waterproof layer, diminishing the need for costly roof replacements and maintenance.
Green roofs contribute to an improved air quality, especially in urban environments where the quality of the air is often unsatisfactory. The vegetation on the rooftop produces oxygen on one hand and absorbs polluted particles from the air on the other hand.
Reduction of Rain Water run off
A Green roof will absorb large quantities of the rain water and keep it from heading immediately into the drainage systems and into rivers. A large quantity of this water is absorbed by the plants. The remaining water evaporates later over a period of time. In the case of significant rainfall, the runoff is delayed further reducing the pressure on storm drains, etc.
Green roofs introduced on a large scale, can greatly reduce the risk of flooding, sewer overflows, and subsequent discharges.
New Environment for The Fauna & Flora
A living roof brings nature into the cities and industrial areas. It offers a high biodiversity that may prevent some animals from disappearing from the urban environment. Birds, insects, bees and other wildlife that need vegetation to survive, can find a place to rest and create a new natural habitat on top of the roofs. Apart from this, green roofs may offer high-rise flat residents a functional space or entertaining area, replacing the traditional garden.
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