In today’s modern age, many of our clients are looking for ways to operate in a more environmentally friendly way. You may have heard of green roofing, or perhaps environmentally friendly roofing. Today we will go over what green roofing is!
Roofing That’s Environmentally Friendly
If you are not entirely sure what green roofing is, you aren’t alone; the term often refers to more than one kind of roof. In some scenarios, green roofing can reference a roof that reduces your building’s carbon footprint, like a roof coating. Roof coatings are known to be very easy to apply over existing roof systems, which means that the application process also doesn’t require adding large amounts of waste to landfills. Roof coatings also offer fantastic reduction of energy waste by effectively reflecting UV rays from your roof’s surface.
Roofing That’s Green!
Green roofing can also reference literally green roofs; as in, roofs covered in plants. These roof systems are meant to not only provide cooling to the structure they’re applied on, but additionally the air around them. Densely populated areas can hold a large amount of heat, but areas with plant life tend to be much cooler, which is why planting vegetation on roofs can assist with overheating issues. Through reduction of greenhouse gases and the urban heat effect, these roofs are considered an additional type of green roof installation.
If you are interested in investing in green roofing options, give our team a call at (612) 263-9262 to get started!