Green Roof Surfaces are economically sound and good for the environment
What are green roof surfaces?
Green roof surfaces are typically referred to as roofs of buildings that are partially or completely covered with vegetation and a growing medium then planted over a waterproofing membrane. Green roof surfaces may also include additional layers such as drainage and irrigation systems. The use of the word green also refers to the growing trend of environmental consciousness and does not merely refer to roofs which are coloured green. Green roof surfaces are also known as living roof surfaces and serve several purposes for a building. These purposes include absorbing rainwater, providing insulation, and creating sometimes a habitat for wildlife. There are two types of green roof surfaces, intensive roofs which are thicker and can support a wider variety of plants but are heavier and require more maintenance, and extensive roofs, which are covered in a light layer of vegetation and are lighter than an intensive green roof.
What are the benefits of green roof surfaces?
Not only are green roof surfaces great for the environment but they are also save money by reducing your energy bills and extending the lifespan of your room by up to 70%.