Have you heard of the term green roofs? The use of green roofs in the United Kingdom is presently gaining fame and to be able to appreciate what a Green roof is, it is very important for you to appreciate its nature and basic uses. One of the most basic resources used for green roofs is sedum. It is a kind of shrubbery or plant which belongs to the Crassulaceae family. Crassulaceae is normally utilized for stone crops, which makes it one of the main reasons why it is commonly used for other functions as well.
The green roof is a new and fresh type of roof that is not only good for ecology, but can also be excellent for managing the temperature inside the house and its immediate inhabitants. Green roofs have a lot of advantages. Let us try to understand these benefits and advantages one by one.
These roofs were shown to absorb up to 75 percent of water. This means it can reduce water runoff and it cannot clog sewers and drains, and are open during the rains and is particularly beneficial in areas where we have a combined storm water drains. The remaining water is released into the atmosphere from the plants to maintain contaminant’s contribution to a cleaner air and surroundings.
The space which may be occupied by the green roof is actually expensive. However, if you turn the space green and maximize it so as to create additional space not only to grow crops but also to provide habitat for other living things such as other plants, small animals and the likes.
Aside from its environmental features, green roofs can also add to the aesthetic appeal of the house. It makes your house look neat and clean from an aerial view. In the provincial or rural places, a green roof may also be visually pleasing as it sort of like imitates the green environment around it. In city areas, a house with a green roof has a higher real estate value.
It provides excellent insulation. According to previous researches, it can cool up to around 26% of the total heat in the house especially during summer where heat can sometimes cause sickness and discomfort.
Green roofs also have the ability to reduce electrical power expenses. Why is that so? Green roofs are actually proven to strengthen the life of your electricity and other components of it for about three times. These kinds of roofs protect your base roof from weather and seasonal effects of high temperatures or even fluctuating ones.
Even governments from all across the globe support the installation of green roofs for homes and buildings. This is because the governments of various countries now realize the importance of greening due to the highly visible effects of climate change. Not only that, green roofs are proven to minimize heat so it is good to manage urban heat in busy and populated city areas. This can minimize the uncomfortable feeling one usually feels while in an urban area.
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