Green Roof Systems | Commercial Roofing Greater Vancouver
Duron Group is your local expert for installation of commercial green roofing systems that are durable and energy–efficient. Stay ahead of the curve with an eco–friendly roof.
What is a Green Roof?
A green roof (or living roof) is a roof of a building that is covered with vegetation. There are several advantages of a green roof. Green roofing systems typically are created using layers of drainage, filters, growing media and plants. These layers can be constructed in movable grids or built up loosely across the structure. In North America, green roofing systems are a relatively new concept.
Benefits of a Green Roof
Installing a green roof to your Greater Vancouver commercial roof offers many benefits to both the environment and the owner of the building. Some of the benefits you may see with your green roof include:
- Economic Benefits
Roofs are typically the greatest heat loss area in a commercial building. A green roof offers greater insulation and can reduce the amount of energy needed to heat or cool the building.
- Aesthetic Improvements
Most citizen of the Greater Vancouver area agree, that the visual appeal of plants and greenery on the roofs of commercial buildings increases the aesthetics of the area.
- Provides a Rainwater Buffer
Green rooves absorbs rain which slows the runoff during larger rainstorms, helping to stabilize the groundwater level.
- Air Quality
A green roofing system absorbs heat and filters the air. The plants on the roof can capture airborne particulates and filter noxious gasses.
- Safety and Durability
A green roof sees great durability results. Because the greenery reduces the roof’s exposure to the elements, the roof is less likely to see damage from water, UV exposure, and extreme temperatures. Plus, a green roof can help avoid fire damage in the event of a fire thanks to a much lower burning heat load.
Contact Duron Group today to discuss how a green roofing system can benefit your Greater Vancouver commercial building.