What is a green roof and their benefits?

August 14, 2023
"Has the rise of urbanisation led to a need for green roofs. What is green roof and the benefits."
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As towns and cities increase, the necessity to preserve green spaces has become more crucial than ever. With the construction of more houses, widening of roads, and building railway lines, it is imperative to take measures that promote a sustainable and greener environment.

Have you ever heard of a green roof?

A green roof is a roof planted with vegetation and is a sustainable and eco-friendly solution that provides numerous benefits to the environment.

If you are contemplating ways to protect the environment, you can consider converting your existing flat roof into a green roof. 

What is a green roof?

A green roof is a roofing system that incorporates a waterproof membrane, soil, and live vegetation to cover a conventional flat or sloped roof.

This eco-friendly solution can be installed on various levels, ranging from ground-level to high-rise buildings.

Green roofs can be classified into two categories: intensive and extensive, based on their depth and maintenance requirements.

Intensive green roofs

Green roofs that are designed for intensive use are commonly known as roof gardens.

Typically, these roofs contain a variety of features that would expect to see in a conventional garden or park.

Some examples of these features include shrubs, trees, lawns, paving, and even water fountains/features.

These types of green roofs are usually designed to provide a space for people to relax and enjoy their surroundings. If you’re interested in creating an intensive green roof, it’s important to consider factors such as soil depth, weight capacity, and irrigation systems to ensure that your garden is sustainable and safe.

Extensive green roofs

Extensive green roofs are ecosystems specifically designed to support plant and animal life.

They are not intended for foot traffic, but rather to create habitats for hardy and drought-tolerant plant species, such as wildflowers and moss. And they are an increasingly attractive option for densely populated urban areas, as they help to replace habitats that have been lost due to development. By providing a natural space for plants and animals to thrive, green roofs contribute to a more sustainable and eco-friendly environment.

The benefits of a green roof

The benefits of an eco-friendly roofing system boasts an impressive list of advantages.

Not only does it promote sustainability and biodiversity, but it also enhances the visual appeal of buildings.

Green roofs also provide additional outdoor recreational space and effectively absorb surface water. Green roofs also absorb sunlight, keeping the interior of properties cooler during sunny weather.

Another key consideration is green roofs improve our air quality.

Additionally, green roofing naturally insulates buildings, preventing heat loss and improving air quality.

Get in touch

If you’re interested in exploring our eco-friendly green roofs for your property, look no further.

Our green roofs offer a range of benefits, from reducing energy costs to improving air quality. By incorporating vegetation into your building’s design, you’ll be taking a step towards a more sustainable future while also creating a beautiful and functional space.

Call us today to find out more about our green roofs and their benefits

Our team is happy to answer any questions you may have and assist you in determining if a green roof is the right choice for your property.

Don’t hesitate to call us today to learn more about the benefits of green roofs and how we can help you achieve your sustainability goals.

Steve Thornton – Author

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