At Shencorp, we strive to provide top-notch commercial roofing for Waynesboro, Charlottesville, Winchester, and Richmond, VA. Green, or living, roofs are roofs that have a protective waterproof membrane which is covered with living plants. These types of roofs are an emerging trend in roofing that provide a multitude of benefits for the environment and the community. Here is a list of a few of the advantages of going green with your commercial roofs:
- Green roofs are shown to improve the air quality by filtering pollutants from the air as well as helping to alleviate power plant usage.
- Green roofs help to minimize the Urban Heat Island Effect by replacing the common black roofs with green plants, which in turn absorb light instead of turning it into heat.
- Green roofs work to reduce waste by extending the longevity of HVAC systems– also lessening the utility expenses for building owners.
- Green roofs can also help the community as a whole by providing a space for an urban garden.