When we started our project in 2005. we still did not know of many easy ways to preserve Mother Nature. With gradual education we now want to give to you what we learned and we’ve learned a lot on how to take care of our environment without too much work, time or money. Because we live in an era where profit is the main goal, we are aware that our solutions need to be as simple and as effective as possible. So, instead of teaching you complicated building measures that we know you will lose interest in, we will try to acquire you with something easy. No one has extra money and time to lose so it’s important to get educated on how things can get done fast and eco-friendly. That’s where we step in. As many of our blog posts, this one will too make sure you get the point of green building. Since we live in the 21st century, it is quite silly that we still don’t recognize how we can merge ecology and nature with technology without harming one or neglecting another. A great example for that is green roof technology. Even though it sounds impossible, green roofing is a thing, and it’s an important thing. It is something that works like a domino effect when it comes to the environment; it helps cleaning the air, water, therefore improving our quality of life.
Little bit about the structure
We have partnered with a roofing company from Houston TX on this project and they told us when it comes to technology and structure of this roof; it is unique. What makes it unique are its layers. Every single layer has a purpose, and one can not work properly without another. When they are combined, they make your green roof compact, waterproof and safe. First out of all of them is the vegetation. Doesn’t that alone sound fantastic? We didn’t even get to the next layer, and it already looks promising for nature. Except mentioned, doesn’t a green surface add that certain „something“ to the overall look of your house? We think it’s bright clear that the visual appearance of this kind of roofing technology is amazing. Don’t get overwhelmed already; we still have a few layers to go. There are seven layers left. Under the mentioned green surface there has to be something that will keep it healthy and fresh. This is why you contractor will put engineered soil below the green surface. It makes the roof compact and dense. Considering that one of the layers is the drainage system, there has to be something that will ensure that the soil doesn’t clog it. This is why a separation fabric is put right underneath the engineered soil. To make sure there won’t be any leaks because of the excess water but also to be certain that the plants have enough of hydration, an inevitable part of this construction is the drainage system. There is another layer that is put; another fabric. You want to keep your house free of leaks and destruction, and this is why the protection fabric is a must. It promises that the drainage system will be protected from any physical harm that may happen in the process of rebuilding. The last layer that is put on to the roof base is a waterproof membrane. Because of the fact that it’s not biodegradable, it guarantees you a safe roof, but just in case, it is covered with a roof barrier.
All this was interesting, but let’s face it; you want to know the good stuff, the savings stuff. Well, here’s the thing; Invest now, save later. This means that even though implementing this kind of roof can be pricey; it saves you so much money in a long run. This type of roof is an isolator which means that it will cut your bills for heating in the winter and air-conditioning in the summer. Next off, longevity and durability is a big plus. It has a long lifespan, and you will not have to pay for repairments after every storm. If you will, however, decide to sell your real estate, remember; this type of roof adds value to your home. Now when all human interest benefits are satisfied let’s talk a little about environment benefits. This investment reduces carbon monoxide influence and heat island effect which are the main environmental problems that destroy the rest of nature. Another amazing ability it has is neutralizing acid rain which ruins a lot of green surfaces all over the world. Biological diversity is endangered and by implementing this type of roof we help to improve biological balance.
What we are trying to say is…
To conclude; we can put this article into to three words; think long term. Everything needs patience and we are aware of that. That’s why the green roof is the right step for us. It stands for a gradual and slow transition to a more ecologically conscious society we all hope to live in. We fully trust in the future of green roofing technology, and we hope that you will support it too.
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