Advantages of installing a green roof

Here at JMS Roofing in Birmingham, we are roofing specialists. From domestic to commercial, and felt roofing to green roofing, we have you covered. But what is a green roof, and why would you install a green roof? Well, this is our guide to the advantages of installing a green roof.

What are the advantages of installing a green roof?

Water management

Green roofs form a network of roots that can mitigate heavy rain-flow in certain ways. Because of the plants, green roofs can keep hold of the water that they capture, and soak this up over time. Once full, the water that flows off the roof is a lot slower than water flowing off a usual roof. This means that some of the pressure on the drains, to deal with the impact of heavy rainfall, is greatly reduced.

The roof membrane

A commercial roof will need to be replaced every 15 to 20 years. This can be a costly and irritating procedure. However, a green roof will last for a lot longer. This is because the roof membrane is protected from the sunlight, which can cause it to degrade. In addition, while a black roof generally faces a vast and extreme temperature change, the green roof does not have to suffer the same effects. So, if you want a long lasting roof, choose a green roof.

Habitat Creation

While we continue to build sprawling car parks across natural wasteland, and new supermarkets in green spaces, a green roof can help to repair some of that damage. In fact, green roofs can attract a wide range of insects and pollinators like bees and butterflies. They love the pollen used in sedum and wild flower roofs, and they in turn attract birds and small predators. In all, a green roof can help to provide a new habitat for our wildlife, supporting our local eco-systems.

For more information about the advantages of installing a green roof, get in touch with the experts today, here at JMS Roofing.