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GREEN ROOF BY COOK'S ROOFING

A green roof is basically a vegetated roof system; there are plantation and vegetation on the rooftop. The green roof system has been practiced from historic times, and now, it plays a vital role in the sustainability of the environment. The three basic types of green roofing include intensive, semi-intensive, and extensive residential green roofing. Intensive roofing plants need care, irrigation, and proper harvesting, just like an ordinary garden. Plants in semi-intensive residential roof gardens also need little care but not as much as that in intensive roof; however, extensive green roofing needs little or no care as it contains self-watering plants and tough plants that can survive on their own. A water-resistant membrane is always layered beneath plants’ bed on a vegetated roof system so that the water doesn’t seep through the roof and develop roofing issues.

GREEN ROOF SYSTEM BENEFITS

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insulate your building

A green roof works as excellent insulation for your commercial or residential building. It keeps away the heat and provides you with a cooling effect throughout the day. There are several layers of vegetated roofing which absorbs the water and regulates the temperature. This lowers the pressure and dependency on the mechanical system and helps in saving cooling costs. This vegetated insulation also contributes to noise reduction and maintains a peaceful environment.

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prevents flooding

Green vegetated roofing prevents the risk of floods in excessive rain and storms. There has been a great increase in deforestation due to urbanization; this increases the risk of flooding, which can be prevented by installing a green roof system. The plants and vegetation on your roof absorb all the unnecessary water of the storm and rain, stopping it from overflowing in the urban cities and storming water management. This also prevents the sewage system of cities from overflowing due to excess rainwater.

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enhances roof's lifespan

Your rooftop garden contributes in extending the life of your roof. These plants work as a protective layer and protect your roof from harmful u-v rays. Moreover, it works as insulation and prevents leakages, which enhances the life of your roofing. This system lowers your roof maintenance and repairs cost to a great extent and enable you to enjoy your roof’s prolonged life. Various studies provide evidence that a well-installed vegetated green roof can increase your roof’s lifespan up to 50% and eliminates the need of roof replacements, which further saves a lot of roofing cost.

HOW GREEN ROOFS HELP
THE ENVIRONMENT

There are multiple ways in which green roofs contribute positively to the environment. A rooftop garden is a replacement of trees that have been cut down for construction purposes to free up the land space; this lowers the adverse effects of deforestation. A residential roof garden helps to regulate the climate; it absorbs heat and produces a cooling effect. Since plants breathe out oxygen, it helps in regulating the harsh weather conditions.  Moreover, in heavy rain and precipitation, the residential green roofing work as a membrane that absorbs all the rainwater and prevents urban flooding.

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