Green Roofing Benefits
Green roofs foster the growth of vegetation with a waterproof layer, root barrier, drainage, and other components for growing grass, shrubs, and more. These roofs are energy efficient, look great, are environmentally friendly, and utilize an often neglected area of your home. On average, green roofs also have double if not triple the life expectancy of most rooftops.
The plants on your roof absorb the sun’s energy and reduce the temperature in your home during summer while efficiently blocking colder weather and locking heat inside during winter, saving you a few bucks on your heating and air conditioning bill! Due to its nature, green roofs are ideal for flat roofs of commercial buildings and income residential property buildings, but also function well in sloped residential properties with some reinforcing.
Green roofing may also require more insurance due to the potential for droughts and storms overwhelming your water drainage system or foliage setup. With an already heavy load, the roof could bolster and sag without proper bolstering, leading to possible damage to foundational membrane and leaks, molding, rotting, and more. Plants might also any damage to the roof when roots become overgrown into shingles. This is why you should leave the installation to the professionals at ASAP Roofing & Exteriors. With our help, these concerns won’t even have to cross your mind as our installation experts are trained to guarantee your peace of mind.