Green Roofing and Grass Roof Solutions

Considering a Green or Grass Roof for your property?

Green roofs are an age old solution to aid urban environments and their popularity has continued to grow in recent years as both a domestic and commercial roofing system.

What exactly is a green roof?

A green roof is a roof which consists of an EPDM roofing membrane which has been overlayed with grass or vegetation.

Green roofs fall into one of three key categories, dependent upon the level of regular maintenance and upkeep required.

  1. High maintenance roofs - Intensive build up roofs which are effectively roof top gardens and may consist of paving, decking and other features.
  2. Low maintenance roofs - Extensive roofs which consist of low growing plant life.
  3. Zero maintenance roofs - Bio-diverse roofs which recreate a pre-existing ecosystem.

Green roofing systems bring about a number of benefits, including financial and environmental advantages as explored below.

The Financial Benefits Of Green Roof Solutions

  • Improves energy efficiency and helps to lower fuel costs
  • Improves the life expectancy of your roof by protecting it from the elements, helping to minimise repair or replacement costs in future
  • Increases property value as green or grass roofs are an increasingly sought after feature

The Environmental Benefits Of Green Roof Solutions

  • Facilitates the removal of CO2 from the Earth's atmosphere
  • Absorbs the sun's radiation and helps to mitigate the heat island effect
  • Provides wildlife with a new habitat
  • Improves energy efficiency and decreases reliance on non-renewable sources of energy

Further Benefits Of Green Roof Solutions

  • Creates a new leisure space to be enjoyed
  • Insulates acoustically and reduces noise levels by up to 8db
  • Improves the quality of our urban centres and our lifestyle

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