What Are The Benefits Of Eco Roofs?
Green roofs are an increasingly popular option for homes and businesses offering a wide range of benefits. An eco-roof incorporates plants and vegetation into the roof of a building offering an environmentally friendly option whilst also providing advantages in terms of insulation. There are also benefits to eco-roofs when it rains. The vegetation in the green roof can absorb rainwater reducing the amount of water and pressure on a building’s drainage system during heavy periods of rain.
Read more for some information on some of the main benefits of eco-roofs.
Different Types of Green Roofs
There is a range of different options for green roofs known as intensive, semi-extensive and extensive green roofs. Intensive green roofs will be the heaviest option and can include the most comprehensive range of plants. These will also involve more maintenance than other options. Extensive green roofs will be the most lightweight option costing less and requiring less maintenance. Semi-extensive green roofs offer a middle ground between the two options in terms of options for plants, price range and maintenance requirements.
Incorporating a green roof onto a business’s premises can form an important part of a sustainability strategy. Through a range of processes, eco-roofs can help heat dissipate which can mitigate the heat island effect seen in some commercial buildings in city centres. This can reduce requirements for air conditioning within a building as well as have a beneficial impact on the surrounding ecosystem.
In addition to reducing noise, green roofs can provide benefits from an insulation standpoint. This can offer a particularly noticeable impact when combined with noise-reducing measures such as double-glazed windows. For offices in busy areas, this can help improve the working environment. Due to the thickness of green roofs, there is also an insulation benefit reducing heating bills in the colder months.
When there is heavy rain it is important to consider ways that the strain on a drainage system can be reduced. One of the most effective routes to managing stormwater runoff is by making use of the absorbent quality of a green roof. In addition to reducing the requirements on the drainage system of a building, this also reduces the amount of rainwater entering the local ecosystem and sewer system.
Green Roof Companies Oxford
If you are planning to install a green roof on your property it is important to work with an experienced roofing company in order to achieve the best outcome. Based in Oxford, James Dunn Roofing has been providing high-quality roofing services for over 35 years. Our team can install a living roof that is tailored to the requirements of your property. To discuss how we can help with your green roof installation get in touch today by calling 01865 373 614 or emailing us at email@example.com.