What Can a Green Roof Do for You?
A green roof has a variety of benefits which is what makes them so popular to homeowners, architects, and building managers. Wondering what installing a green roof will do for you? Let's take a look at some of the reasons people love them so much.
1. Collects Rainwater
When it rains, the water is collected by the plants on your roof, instead of immediately feeding into your gutters and sewage system. This not only helps reduce rainwater waste, it also gives the plants the water they need to thrive, for free!
2. Purifies the Air
The plants help to keep the air clear by "inhaling" carbon dioxide and "exhale" oxygen. This keeps the air clean for humans to breathe.
3. Regulates Temperature
Plants absorb sunlight and use it as food to help them grow. Up to 30% of what they absorb is reflected back out. Compared to a traditional roof which reflects 100% of sunlight, a green roof helps keep your home or building cooler, which also reduces your HVAC usage and costs.
4. Reduces Noise
If you live or work in a busy neighborhood, you'll appreciate that your green roof absorbs more noise than a traditional roof. This makes your bedroom, conference room, or office a much quieter place, so you can get better sleep or be more productive at work.
If you've been wondering what a green roof can do for you, we hope these ideas help. There's more to green roofs than what we can share here, so please give us a call or contact us online to learn more. At Desert Dream Gardens, we are one of the top green roof companies in the Middle East, so we'll be happy to discuss all the possibilities with you.