Green roofing is a novel system that allows plants to be incorporated into a conventional roofing design. It has numerous benefits, including insulation from extreme temperatures, noise reduction, and improved aesthetics.
Due to their versatile shape and size, green roofs can be installed on almost any kind of commercial building. But they have particularly become increasingly popular in recent years due to their energy and cost efficiencies.
Green roofs work by using a waterproof membrane that covers the existing roof structure. This membrane is then covered with soil and planted with vegetation usually consisting of sedums, mosses, or other organism species, depending on Maryland’s weather conditions.
Offering several environmental benefits, such as stormwater retention, pollution reduction, and soil erosion control, green roofs are the future of roofing systems. With global warming on the rise, the main advantage of green roofs is that they help regulate the temperature inside a building by absorbing heat then releasing it at night and cooling the building during the day. As a result, they can reduce the need for air conditioning and keep your energy bills in check.
A free estimate on your roof replacement can help you understand how a green roof may or may not be the right choice for you.