Many urban developments are turning to green roofing. Green roofing is a unique feature that has several significant benefits to the building, environment and for green living. Adding a lovely aesthetic to neighborhoods and urban construction areas aa well as helping to feed the masses if gardening is incorporated into the green roof.
Green roofs are comprised of plants and soil and will help to reduce sound. The soil will reduce the lower frequency sounds while the plants themselves will help to reduce higher frequency sounds. This is an ideal way to soundproof a building. They can be used in homes or offices and offer a lovely effect on the environment that far surpasses the old fashioned look of metal.
Another great benefit of a green roof is that they are an ideal way to feed the community. More and more densely populated areas are finding that by utilizing green roofs, they can feed the communities. Gardening takes on a new appeal when green roofs are planted with edible plants.
Poverty stricken areas can significantly benefit from that will help to feed and nourish their families. Instead of not being able to afford fresh fruits and vegetables, urbanized areas can grow them and supply a more substantial portion of the population.
Combine this gardening effect with several buildings, and there is plenty of food for the entire town. By working these rooftops as community gardens, people can drastically reduce their food bills and afford to feed their families. It only takes a few plants to make a difference.
Green roofs are also a great way to extend the life of the roofing. Old fashioned methods of roofing will eventually deteriorate and need to be replaced. Green roofing, on the other hand, doesn’t require such measures. Just plant it and maintain it. Yes, there will be the need for some maintenance such as weeding and trimming, but this support will give the roof a lovely appeal. If gardening is being done, it will be a much-needed resource for communities that wouldn’t otherwise have any resources for gardens as there wouldn’t be any space for them.
There are many other great benefits as well. Rainwater will nourish the rooftop instead of damaging the roof. Chemicals and heavy metals will be filtered out of the stormwater and thus cause less environmental damage. There will be more oxygen in the air as plants can help to produce oxygen. This will reduce the pollutants in larger urban areas where air pollution is a huge issue that is continuously being monitored.
Green roofing is also an ideal insulator for heat and cooling. Statistics show that those buildings that have green rooftops are saving up to ten percent in their heating and cooling costs over those that don’t have such a roofing material. All in all, green roofing materials are the wave of the future, and with so many benefits, they are far more economical and beneficial to both people, and the environment.