Sound Insulation Damper
Sound is a huge distraction, especially in a commercial building. Workers don’t want to listen to the rumble of heavy traffic outside their office and if you are at home, no doubt you won’t appreciate the noise from heavy rainfall on your flat roof. A green roof is an extra layer of insulation and will absorb up to 30% of environmental noise pollution. You can get on with working from home or in the office, free from distractions, or sleep more soundly in your bed at night.
Pleasing on the eye
There is no doubt about it: a green roof is visually appealing and, in the case of a public building, guaranteed to attract attention. The days of grey concrete and acres of glass and steel are long gone. People want to look at something natural and green roofs often play a big part in the overall design.
Nature is extremely efficient at regulating temperatures. Flat roofs, unfortunately, are not. They absorb heat on a hot day and allow valuable heat to escape on a colder day. The addition of green roofing helps to regulate temperature in a building. Your home or commercial building will feel warmer in winter and cooler in summer. This will save you money on heating and air-conditioning costs.
Built-up areas are often notable for their lack of vegetation, which leads to a build-up of carbon dioxide and other harmful pollutants. A green roof makes the most of the unused space. Plants absorb pollutants and emit oxygen, improving air quality and thus helping the environment.
Rainwater runoff can be a big problem if your area is prone to heavy downpours and flash floods. Green roofing can absorb a large amount of rainwater, helping to prevent localised flooding and reduce the flow rate to water course.
If you are hoping to build a sustainable home or improve the building’s rating with BREEAM, a green roof is an excellent starting point. It’s even better if you choose plants native to your local geographic area then you are sure to find favour with the local planning department to build your dream home.
City centres and urban environments are often inhospitable to birds, insects, and other important creatures. A green roof helps to promote the biodiversity in its surrounding area by attracting wildlife. Extra features such as bird baths, insect stations and beehives can be added to boost the roof’s ecological impact.
Protect Your Roof
Green roofing installation will protect your roof from UV rays and acidic rain, thus prolonging its natural life.