Benefits of a green flat roof
The demand for green flat roofs has grown and grown in recent years. This is not least due to the numerous advantages that a green roof brings with it. If you opt for an extensive green flat roof, annual servicing and maintenance work is also minimal. This means you will enjoy the many benefits in a state of calm and can simply relax.
Benefit 1: improved thermal insulation in winter and heat protection in summertime
Thanks to flat green roofs, you can improve the thermal insulation of your house, permitting you to cut your energy costs and bills. What acts as improved insulation in wintertime, additionally also acts as heat protection during summertime. During the summer months, the green flat roof covering functions as a natural climate control system, keeping the inside of the house pleasantly cool.
Benefit 2: Relief for drains and sewers, natural air humidification and filtering pollutant
The plants of green flat roof coverings can absorb fine dust from the air and filter pollutants out. Thus, green roofs can help reduce fine dust pollution in cities and municipalities. In addition, the plants in green flat roof coverings gradually release their stored water. This transpiration humidifies the air, creating a natural cooling effect. This effect contributes to improving ambient atmospheric conditions and providing a pleasant climate for humans and animals. Storing rainwater relieves the burden on drains and sewers. Excessive water produced during heavy rainfall, which can no longer be absorbed by plants, is retained and released into the drains and sewers with a time delay.
Benefit 3: Additional protection for waterproofing roofs
Green roof coverings on flat roofs extend the life of your roof compared to ‘bare’ roof surfaces, with no green covering. The additional layer of green roofing protects the existing waterproofing on the roof against influences from wind and weather, heat and UV radiation.
Benefit 4: Contribution to preserving biodiversity
The number of waterproof surfaces in individual cities and municipalities continues to grow and grow. Therefore, it is important to create environmental compensation areas and surfaces, in order to return habitats to plants and living creatures. With green flat roof coverings, you are returning a piece of greenery to nature and making an important contribution to preserving biodiversity. Bees, wild bees, butterflies and other insects can be found settling on a green roof - so it is not only people who enjoy green roof coverings.