Why Install a Vegetated Roof?

Looking to improve the energy efficiency of your project and protect the owner's investment?

Then a vegetated roof may be the perfect solution for you! Learn more about the various ways a vegetated roof can save you money and protect your investment while also improving the environment.

It's all about the benefits!

Vegetated roofs offer much more than aesthetics.

There are many social, environmental and economical benefits to installing a vegetated roof on your building. While all vegetated roofs have similar functions, each installation is unique and technical performance can vary by region, climate, building and vegetated roof type and design. Understanding the key benefits offered by vegetated roofs can improve your knowledge and help you stay ahead of the vegetated roofing movement.

Stormwater Management
Is your city pushing stormwater management efforts? If so, you’re not alone. Cities around the country are beginning to place a strong focus on stormwater management efforts.  This is because most cities have combined sewers, meaning your rainwater and sewage goes into one pipe. During heavy rain events the single pipe system becomes overburdened and causes Combined Sewer Overflow events. By placing regulations and incentivizing stormwater management control, cities are hoping to lessen the chance of these Combined Sewer Overflow events. 

Stormwater management is not a topic that will be going away anytime soon, and it is the driving force for the vegetated roofing movement and one of the top benefits of installing these systems. Vegetated roofs act like a sponge, taking in water as it rains and releasing it to the plants in the system. This prevents a spike in the stormwater runoff system in cities and helps to eliminate the chances of a Combined Sewer Overflow event. 

Convert CO2 to O2
Vegetated roofs convert carbon dioxide (CO2) to oxygen (O2).  Plants help remove particulate matter from the air while adding oxygen to the environment, improving our air quality and combatting greenhouse effects.

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