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Since 1977, Shencorp Inc. has specialized in commercial roofing and commercial protective roof coating services throughout Winchester, VA, Charlottesville, VA, Waynesboro, VA, Richmond, VA, Virginia Beach, VA, and other parts of the Mid-Atlantic region. In that time, we have become the leading choice for industrial and commercial roofing services like commercial protective roof coatings for customers throughout Virginia.

Commercial roofing oftentimes looks similar because commercial buildings often look similar. Commercial roofing is often a single-ply, flat, black layer that stretches across a commercial building. However, there is an emerging trend that’s becoming increasingly popular on commercial roofs: green roofing.

Green roofing is an eco-friendly way to roof your commercial space. They are also called living roofs, as they use plants and trees to cover the surface of a roof. Green walls are a similar concept.

Green roofs take your existing roof structure and add to it. First, your roof is typically waterproofed. A drainage system is installed for excess water to filter off the roof. Then, a filter cloth and a layer of growing media are added. Last, plants and small trees are placed on the green space.

Not only do green roofs make plain commercial spaces look more beautiful and alive, they also carry numerous benefits for the environment and your community, especially in areas with a high concentration of commercial buildings. Green roofs can improve the local air quality and lower the temperature in the area. They can also be used as community gardens to grow vegetables, fruits, and flowers for neighboring communities.

Green roofs also carry a number of perks for the building owners themselves. Green roofs help to reduce outside noises, prevent risk of fire, and lower the amount of energy a building uses. So, all around, green roofs are beneficial for everyone involved.

For more information on green roofing and green walls, visit greenroof.org.

For all of your commercial roofing needs in Charlottesville, VA, call the roofing professionals at Shencorp Total Roofing Services.