The Green Roof
As concerns about the environment rise and more businesses become sensitive to the increasing cost of energy, the demand for sustainable roofing solutions that help alleviate these concerns rises.
U.S. Roofing can provide assistance with engineering and designing a plan for the additional weight of organic material or solar panels. We can also assist with the complex cost analysis of a variety of sustainable systems to determine which is the best option for your budget, both today and into the future.
There are many benefits to installing a green roof in terms of both aesthetic value and cost-savings. Green roofs contribute to:
- Lower cooling costs
- Lower heating costs
- Reduce storm water runoff
- Reduce noise pollution
Types of Green Roof
Extensive Green Roof – This type of green roof is the lighter and thinner version that is not meant for use as a regular walking surface (they can still be walked on for maintenance). The soil layer on this type of roof is thinner and the plants grown are usually those with shallow roots, such as grasses.
Intensive Green Roof – Intensive green roofs are heavier and can incorporate a wider array of plants as well as certain architectural features, such as benches, tables, and walkways. The soil layer on these roofs is deeper and can incorporate a variety of plants.
Our experience installing green roofs is extensive and we perform all steps of the process, from design to construction, in-house. We also make sure that your new green roof complies with the specifications for any manufacturer’s warranties, a common issue with installations of this size and weight.
The Benefits of Green and Solar Roofs
In addition to the potential energy savings, there are other benefits to installing these environmentally friendly roof types. For instance, an intensive green roof can provide an area for your employees to walk, increasing their physical fitness and productivity. Both of these roof types can help you earn points to achieve LEED certification for your new or existing building.
Contact us today to learn more about the ways these environmentally conscious roofs can help save you money.