In the past few years, Green Roofs in Australia have become more and more popular in urban environments. When installed properly, this type of rooftop garden can result in a variety of economic and environmental benefits.
In this post, we look at a range of benefits that are associated with green roofs
1) Lower Utility Costs
Climate control generally makes up the major portion of energy costs in a building. Installing air-conditioning units often gets the job done but at a high cost. Alternatively, the plants growing on the surface of a green roof act as insulators, absorbing and dissipating the heat from the sun. This means that less energy will be needed to heat the building in winter, and in the summertime, the building will stay cooler for longer.
2) Provides a Rainwater Buffer
Green roofing systems are built with water buffers to assist in the absorption of rainwater. This water is filtered and drained at a much more consistent rate, delaying the discharge of rainwater into sewer systems. Any leftover rainwater is purified, benefitting the growth of the plants on the surface as the filtered water evaporates through the vegetation. Green roofing thus helps to prevent major flood risks during periods of heavy rain.
3) Reduces Ambient Noise Inside and Outside the Building
Installing a green roof has the added benefit of absorbing sound, providing a quieter environment both inside and outside the building. Noise pollution in urban areas can often lower the overall attractiveness of a building, whether it is to be used as a living or working space. The plants on the green roof act as a buffer between the bustle of the surrounding area and the space inside the building.
4) Extends the Lifespan of the Roof
Influences such as the sun, rain, wind, and temperature fluctuations all take a toll on roofing systems. Roof maintenance costs are often overlooked, resulting in more wear and tear over time. With a green roof, the upkeep is minimal, which results in lesser expenses overall. Not only this but the lifespan of the roof can be doubled or tripled to last up to 60 years or even longer.
Considering installing a green roof in Australia? At Enduroflex, we offer custom green roofing solutions to your roofing problems. Contact us today for more information on available green roof packages.