Green roofs improve the environment’s air quality as they retain airborne pollution particles.
Green roofs reduce energy costs. Most roofs reach high temperatures in hot weather and this can be even higher in urban areas. The plants, however, absorb and temporarily retain roof heat, releasing it into the atmosphere as temperatures cool. The heat is not transfered to the building interior, keeping the inside cooler, reducing air conditioning needs and costs. More heat is retained during winter, thus reducing central heating costs.
Green roofs reduce noise – for example from ‘rain hammer’- a particular benefit in school or hospital buildings.
Green roofs create more wildlife habitats, especially in urban areas where bird and insect life is encouraged.
The appearance of green rooftops on residential, commercial, business or public buildings greatly improves the aesthetics of our landscapes. Roof design can be modified to suit the local surroundings.
Overall, green roofs can do many positive things for our environment as well as giving cost saving benefits, and S&P Roofing will be pleased to advise on the most appropriate and cost-effective design and installation to suit an existing or new-build project.