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    3 Benefits of a Modular Green Roof

    March 14th, 2017

    With the introduction of the new and improved M-TRAY® last year, we believe that now is a great time to highlight some of the most important benefits offered by the installation of a quality modular green roofing system onto a property.

    Below we have identified 3 of the primary benefits available:

    Benefit No. 1 – Environmental Impact

    These roofs have a positive impact on the environment in that; they help reduce carbon dioxide concentration as grass and other vegetation aid in air purification. The air around most urban centres is mostly toxic because very few trees or grass are present. However, having some vegetation on every apartment’s rooftop can help deal with the toxic air.

    Another key benefit of using a green roof is that it helps conserve heat by reducing heat loss during winter and reducing heat absorption into the house during hot weather and summer. These roofs have also shown the ability to reduce stormwater runoff.  Stormwater is often destructive as it carries away anything in its way, as well as damage waterways. These roofs, however, retain water reducing its speed and impact on these waterways.

    Benefit No. 2 – Enhanced Durability

    Green roofs last many times longer than roofing shingles exposed to UV rays. The grass and soil covering the waterproofing membrane protect the roof from harmful UV rays that cause faster degradation especially on conventional roofs. If installed correctly, these roofs can last two times longer than the most durable roofing materials in the market today. Little to no maintenance is required for these roofs thus making them cost-efficient and value for your money.

    Please Note – With new advances in green roofing technology, the plants are farther more likely to survive and not die back as they are more mature and established

    Benefit No.  3 – Noise and Heat Reduction

    Conventional roofs generate more heat especially when the house or a substance is on fire as compared to green roofs. The reason is that a living roof can withstand intense heat thus making it possible to contain house fires. In addition to this, some studies have shown that the installation of a green roofing system can reduce sound from the outside by as much as a whopping 40 decibels. This makes your home or the office quieter especially in noisy neighbourhoods and near airports.

    Living roofs are considered the best type of roofs you might want in your home. Consider having one installed to enjoy these and many other green roof benefits.

    For more information regarding the M-TRAY® modular green roofing system, please click here.

    For more about the new, improved design for the M-TRAY® modular green roof system for 2017 please check out the video below: