With the concept of ‘the green roof’ now widely acknowledged throughout many areas of the world, 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 – Positive Environmental Impact
Green roofs are proven to 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 most 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 damaging waterways. These roofs, however, retain water reducing its speed and impact on these waterways.
For more on the positive environmental impact created by the installation of a green roof, please check out this study by NC State University by clicking here.
Benefit No. 2 – Prolonging the life of your roof
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 twice as long as the most durable roofing materials in the market today. Little or no maintenance is required for these roofs thus making them cost-effective and value for your money.
Please Note – With new advances in green roofing technology, the plants are far more likely to survive and not die back as they are more mature and established
Benefit No. 3 – Reduction in energy costs
Unlike traditional roofs, green roofs offer the chance to reduce your energy bills by absorbing heat, therefore providing natural insulation for buildings.
According to a study conducted by the National Research Council of Canada, even a six-inch extensive green roof can reduce summer energy demands by more than 75 percent.
For more information regarding the M-Tray® modular green roofing system, please click here.
We have also created a 7 min docu-style film about our awesome modular green roof solution and how we produce it from seed at our own UK nurseries. Please check out the video below: