Green Roof Systems and Your Roof


In recent times there has been a significant increase in the number of people who are opting for green roof systems for their homes. But even now there are many people who just have a vague idea about what exactly green roof systems are. The simplest way to describe them is that they are definitely a kind of garden situated on your rooftop.

These kinds of roof systems have a wide variety of offers that are important to not only the owners of the home but also to the environment in general. They are also popular because of the amazing, unique and distinctive look that they create. Earlier it was an object of significance only to certain people of society like environmental activists. People used to consider it as peculiar and very hardly interested, leave alone well informed. But now it’s a rage all over the world because it has become the most popular choice as a solution for roofing needs round the world.

Green Roof Systems

As compared to the modern green roof systems, the earlier versions were weighty and tough to install. It was also cumbersome to maintain them or repair them in case of any problems. But thanks to modern technology and scientific advancement which has gifted us the boon of modular systems, these latest developed systems are free from all these problems and are also much more cost effective than earlier ones.

In a modular green roof system, you have pre planted panels. All you need to do is to place them securely over your roof. Now its your decision whether you want to create an eclectic garden by mixing and matching various species of plants on the roof or go for a simple uniform look by choosing the same kind of plants. The green roof system does a great benefit to the environment as the plants produce a lot of oxygen gas that not only helps in reducing pollution from air but also helps in removing stagnant air. The green roof system also maintains a control over overflow from storms.

Apart from this we have many other significant profits of installing a green roof system on your rooftop. Believe it or not but the fact is that installing it will result in a considerable reduction of cost for cooling and heating of your home. You will spend less energy in mechanical heating and cooling because your plants will help you in this work. The plants of the green roof system, along with their panels keep warmth rapped during winter. In a similar way they help you in keeping your home cool in the scorching summers. Thus they provide a natural and effective way of temperature and weather regulation for you.

Another major problem, significant especially in urban areas, is the excessive heat building up. The concrete web of buildings and their density can raise the temperature of a city by as much as 10 degrees. Green roof systems contribute a lot in dissipation of this heat. The insulation and cooling effect of plants neutralizes this heat to a large extent.

Green roof system is also excellent applications when it comes to complete sound insulation. It is an added incentive to city people who have nowhere to go when they want to escape from the noise pollution of our day-to-day life. You can go to your green roof whenever you want and enjoy a sound free time of leisure.

Thus regardless of where you live, opting for a green roof system is worth it.


Source by Steven Briesemeister