Benefits of Garden Roofs
Garden roofs offer many benefits. Not only do garden roofs offer a beautiful appearance, garden roofs offer many environmental and economic benefits.
- Improvement of air quality
- Plants capture airborne pollutants.
- Plants reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and produce oxygen.
- Plants filter toxic gases.
- Garden roofs cool and moisten the air.
- Plants help filter out dust and smog elements.
- Rainwater Benefits
- Helps prevent the burden on sewer systems.
- Rainwater is soaked up by the plants and then released into the atmosphere through transpiration and evaporation to help reduce rainwater that may overflow the sewer system.
- Garden roofs reduce the amount of storm water runoff.
- Garden roofs not only retain huge amounts of rainwater, they also purify the rainwater.
- Provide habitat for wildlife
- Provide habitat for wildlife.
- Provide a natural habitat for birds.
- Provide a natural habitat for insects.
- Energy Conservation
- Provide great thermal performance and roof insulation for the buildings.
- Reduce air-conditioning costs.
- Government incentives for garden roofs.
- Reduces temperatures of the roof surface and the surrounding air.
- Reduces Restoration Costs
- Garden roofs protect the waterproofing from UV exposure and damage. This increases the life expectancy of the waterproofing and results in reduced maintenance and replacement costs for your roof.
- Reduces Energy Costs
- Garden roofs provide shade and also remove heat from the air through evapotranspiration reducing temperatures of the roof surface and the surrounding air.
- Garden roofs also act as insulators for buildings by absorbing heat and keeping buildings cool inside.
- Increased Roofing Membrane Durability
- Garden roofs decrease the exposure of waterproofing membranes to large temperature variations.
- Noise Reduction
- Garden roofs have provide a decrease in noise.
- Property Value Increase
- Garden roofs can increase a building’s value.
- Garden roofs are an incentive to those interested in the various benefits offered by garden roofs.