The many benefits of green roofs
Across Canada today, green roofs are rising in popularity, and it’s easy to see why. Besides being an aesthetically pleasing alternative to the asphalt or metal roofs typically seen in Canadian communities, there are many financial and environmental benefits.
A green roof is a residential or commercial roofing system, typically a flat or low slope roof, covered with vegetation–basically, it’s a living roof! The soil and vegetation act as exceptional insulators, which means lowered energy costs for the building in question; for commercial applications this can mean hundreds of thousands in energy savings each year. This improved insulation also has soundproofing applications!
Beyond energy savings, traditional maintenance costs will be reduced, and the life of your roof will be extended–in some cases almost doubled–because the vegetation is protecting your roof’s membrane from extreme temperature fluctuations and UV rays. Green roofs also create functional garden space and a natural habitat for birds, insects, and other wildlife, improve air quality and storm water management, and increase the overall value of your home.
Many towns and cities in Canada award incentives for commercial and residential buildings that have, or propose to have, green roofs. In addition, many green building rating systems such as the Canada Green Building Council’s LEED™ program assign points for green roofs.
Whether you’re looking to install a green roof for your home or commercial building, the qualified roofers at Toitures DF can help you coordinate every element of your project, from installation of the roofing and irrigation systems, to planting and maintenance.
Why Choose us?
- We’re family owned and operated
- At least one owner is always present on-site
- Efficient, high-quality, personalized service
- High attention to detail
- Hassle-free installation and repair
- Expertise in all common–and some not so common–roofing issues
- We take care of your property as if it was our own!