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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Guest Blogger Post: Benefits of Green Roofing by Taylor Dardan

I would  like to welcome Taylor Dardan as a guest blogger and present his post, "Benefits of Green Roofing."  Please enjoy his writing and encourage others to write about green roofs.

Green roofs are increasingly popular globally because of their financial and environmental benefits. Green roofs can be used in residential as well as commercial real estate.
A major concept with all green technologies is the financial savings.   Green roofs are estimated to last almost twice as long as conventional roofs, with reducing maintenance and replacement costs. Green roofing also helps with savings on heating and cooling costs.  Sale on Select Outdoor Lighting at Target.com
When referring to the exterior of buildings and homes, green roofing has a huge positive impact on outdoor air quality. Many green roofing systems involve the absorption of carbon dioxide, and other air pollutants in the process. The plants produce oxygen, while consuming carbon dioxide.  Green roofing also combats smog, and lowers other types of air pollution.
Green roofing also provides benefits toward reduction of indoor toxins as well.   Indoor air quality is often compromised by toxins such as mold, asbestos exposure, and other harmful chemicals. The use and installation of green roofing systems can reduce the presence of potential of health risks related to these toxins.
Installing a green roofing system is a very serious undertaking. The benefits of using green roofing should continue to grow as the technology becomes more advanced and the knowledge spreads. The decision to switch to greener roofing, improves the environment, but also can improve your health and reduce your costs.

20 comments:

manhattan said...

Great Post!!
I like the infra-structure and design of both house both are looking fabulous and greenery are matching perfectly to goals of architects,,,
Thanks for your post!!!

roof tiles said...

Wow! amazing Infrastructure looking so beautiful.Thanks for sharing......

Houston Roofing Maintenance said...

Great post , I enjoyed reading it . These green roofing are amazing , look so cool and classy I wish i can have a green roofing like one in these photos.Thanks for sharing .

Nick said...

Garden roofing is a great concept. I wish we would see more of them on the tops of apartments buildings. These photos are truly inspiring. Thanks for sharing them.

I am a big fan of homes and offices made from converted shipping containers. I have seen several with garden roofing.

NJ Roofing said...

Garden roofing is a great idea! I wish more people in New Jersey were interested in doing that - it hasn't quite caught on here. Hopefully more people will read your blog and discover how amazing they can be!

Aledo TX roofing contractor said...

A green roof is actually a roof garden, which can add visual pleasure and prestige to what has traditionally been an under-utilized portion of the building. In addition to the cosmetic benefits, there are many ways in which a green roof can improve physical and emotional health.

Nepean Roofing said...

Looks amazing, its about time we are moving forward. Grass does look greener on that side

utah roofers said...

Green roofs can serve as community hubs, increase social cohesion, promote a sense of community, and improve public safety.

Linda Wise said...

It is heartwarming that a lot of concerned people exerted conscious effort to come up with an alternative and effective way to save what's left of our environment. Green roofing is an architectural development that gives equal opportunity to purpose and design. It offers both personal and social benefits. A green roof can reduce noise and heat, leading to potential savings on energy usage. But one of the best things about a green roof is that it can detoxify the air we breathe.

Green Architecture said...

Amazing, I love reading and watching the pictures shown in your post.
The architecture and design are our passion and we enjoy to communicate and show our work those who have this passion in common.
For us is great pleasure enjoy your blog.
Thanks for this great post!

All Secured Security said...

I am thinking of green garden roof. I have been trying to read as many post as possible about this topic. If I can save money and add the value of the house I am all for it.

Mariam Freame said...

Green roofs play an important role in clearing out pollution in your city. It also helps to prevent the accumulation of greenhouse gases, thus, providing a balanced temperature in the environment.

Richard Boles said...

The green roof technology is actually becoming popular across the globe. Meaning, many people are supporting this viable way of saving our environment. And there are plenty of reasons to support this development. For one, it provides space for leisure activities, including gardening. And when it comes to aesthetic and psychological impact, green roofs also have a lot to offer. Another thing is, it aids in waterproofing, water retention, and thermal insulation.

EPDM said...

Green roofs are very good for environment and for the cooling the internal temperature. there is also other roof system which help you to cool the internal system called Rubber roof.

Adam Stevens said...

I love the idea of green roofs- much needed for our environment. I saw my first one the other day here in Kansas City. It wasn't as good looking as the ones in the pictures here, but at least they were trying. I hope to see more soon in the future.

roofing asheville said...

It is really encouraging to see a lot of people getting into green roofing. Green roofs are the way of the future, in my opinion. Thanks for sharing!

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Mac Smith said...

The popularity of the vegetated roofs is growing these days. Building teams are finding new methods for greening rooftops. The basic components of a sloped green roof are similar to that of a flat system. Building teams must pay particular attention to water management, erosion control and maintenance. These green are envirnoment friendly and also add to the looks of your house. May it be any kind of roof that you are building, the roofing contractors that you hire should be hardworking, licensed and experienced. Roofers Fort Lauderdale satisfy all of these criteria.

Derek said...

does anyone have any idea if or how much of the heavy metals in the air is reduced on a rooftop garden.. for what it's worth, it's on the 6th floor in Delhi, India..

Bill Smith said...

I love the idea of green roofs... just stumbled upon them and can honestly say I have never seen one until now. Great idea though!