Green roofing is an eco-friendly residential and commercial roofing option that offers more benefits to people who are under it as well as those who are not. Here are the advantages of our Green Solutions.
Lower Energy Expenses
Roofs need to be properly insulated to prevent cool air from leaving your interior on hot days and warm air from leaving your home during cold weather. Green roofing offers fantastic insulation and improved thermal performance.
Plants situated on your roof, for example, will absorb the sun’s energy, but lower the roof’s temperature. This translates into a cooler home during hot summer days.
Having flora cover your roof means added protection against extreme temperatures and ultraviolet (UV) radiation. This means your roof won’t have to suffer the same wear and tear other traditional roofing materials like asphalt shingles experience and will last longer.
A Better Environment
Green roofs benefit different locales, especially those that have less to no greenery. Green roofs can be home to a variety of species that wouldn’t otherwise survive in a gray-colored neighborhood that characterized by a majority of concrete or other similar material.
In addition, green roofs also lower the amount of CO2 released into the environment. Air conditioning and heat generation produce CO2. Green roofing is good at reducing the need for both, which means less CO2 released into the atmosphere.
Improved Drainage System
Traditional roofing and gutter systems, while very useful, can’t prevent flooding, especially when heavy rains keep pouring. They release rainwater as fast as they can receive it. Green roofs, on the other hand, are able to retain about 60% to 100% of the stormwater they receive before releasing it slowly into the environment. This effectively lowers the amount of water running on the ground at any given time, also lowering the risk for flooding.
Our green roofing solutions are what you need for a better, more eco-friendly home. Get in touch with us for your roofing concerns, including roof replacement cost queries. Call Balken Roofing, your expert in roof replacement and repair services, at (828) 662-3027, or fill out our contact form. We serve homes in Hendersonville, NC, and other areas.