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Garden Roofing Systems: Benefits and Types

Garden roofs, or green roofs, improve energy efficiency and add to a building’s curb appeal. They help to add plant life even if you’re in the middle of a big city!

Garden roofs consist of a covering made of plant material that absorbs water. When it rains, the roof captures the water and releases it through evaporation or it’s soaked up by the plants.

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (hyperlink: https://www.epa.gov/soakuptherain/soak-rain-green-roofs), Green roofs can also help reduce building energy usage and noise levels while increasing the durability and lifespan of the roof compared to conventional roofs.

They can also reduce rain water runoff while adding valuable functional space for any business owner.  You can even add touches like chairs, tables and other items to make it an outdoor office space.

Green roofs do not absorb as much heat as regular roofs, so they are very energy efficient. During the summer, a green roof protects your home from direct heat from the sun, in the winter, it can reduce heat loss.

Green roofs are being used more frequently in cities where there is not much space for other methods of rainwater management.

Benefits of Garden Roofing Systems:

  • Process airborne toxins and re-oxygenate air
  • Improve energy efficiency
  • Absorb more than 50% of rainfall on the roof
  • Add curb appeal to any building
  • Increase usable space
  • Resist thermal radiation

If you’re looking to invest in an environmentally friendly roof for your business, look no further than Roberts-McNutt Commercial Roofing and Waterproofing! You can learn more by emailing corporate@robertsmcnutt.com or calling 1-800-467-1597.

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