How Do Green Roofs Handle Water?

June 28th, 2022
How Do Green Roofs Handle Water?

Green Roof Systems contain rich biodiversity, making them an excellent choice for those wishing to create a sustainable space in an urban environment. Green Roof Systems harness natural resources, mainly solar energy, and rainwater, to generate power and create fresh vegetables and flowers.

But how do green roofs handle water? Green Roof Systems have a layer of soil and plant material that absorbs most of the rainwater. This base layer spreads across the majority of the roof and acts as a sponge, holding water and slowly releasing it over time, rather than all at once.

Is a Green Roof System Worth It?

There has never been a better time to invest in a Green Roof System. Green Roof Systems are very sustainable and utilize natural resources which would otherwise be wasted. In addition to their environmental benefits, green roofs provide property owners with an opportunity to grow their food and create a sense of community.

In short, Green Roof Systems contain rich biodiversity, provide insulation, and make a space cozier. In addition to all this, Green Roof Systems also save money. Through the use of solar power and rainwater, Green Roof Systems are self-sufficient and save property owners hundreds of dollars a month in utility costs.

With their ability to manage rainwater, create fresh food, and generate energy, green roof systems are a wise investment.

Green roofs can be installed on many different buildings, including commercial buildings such as schools, retail buildings like big box stores, and office buildings. Using a Green Roof System helps these buildings manage water in a highly functional manner.

Green Theory Roofing has helped commercial and residential properties install solar green systems for their needs. We offer a wide selection of green roof systems, including solar green roofs, to all properties in Vancouver.

Green Theory Roofing is a small and specialized provider of live green roofing. We work with established manufacturers such as ZinCo to provide biodiverse rooftop landscapes and solar roofing to Greater Vancouver.

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