Green Roofs

Several new technologies have emerged to help make the part of the building most exposed to sunlight and the elements as green as possible. Cool rooftops, coated in specialized reflective paint or constructed with reflective tiles or shingles, can keep rooftop surfaces up to 50 degrees cooler in the sun. These coverings protect the roof from UV, chemical, and water damage and reduce energy bills by putting less strain on air-conditioning systems and HVAC equipment. It also improves indoor comfort for spaces that are not air-conditioned, such as garages or covered patios.

Garden rooftops are another alternative, covered with live vegetation for better thermal performance of the roof and helping to improve the surrounding air quality. Garden roofs facilitate the use of rainwater for rooftop vegetation, enhancing the insulation properties of the roof and keeping the building cooler.

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