Green Roofs, sometimes referred to as a living roof or Sedum roof.
A green roof or living roof is a roof of a building that is partially or completely covered with vegetation and a growing medium, planted over a waterproofing membrane. It may also include additional layers such as a root barrier and drainage and irrigation systems.
How long does a green roof last?
By installing a green roof on your new garden room you will be protecting the EPDM roof membrane, however, a green roof can extend the life of a roof by two or three times beyond its typical lifespan. Well maintained green roofs have been known to last for from 30 to 50 years.
What are the benefits of a green roof system?
- A green roof creates a natural habitat for butterflies and ladybirds.
- A sedum roof increases biodiversity encouraging a wider spread of wildlife in the area
- A green roof can help reducing the risk of flooding by retaining rainfall and reducing rainwater run-off.
- A green living roof blends the garden building and roof into the surrounding area.
- A green roof can improve air quality as the vegetation assists in reducing CO2.
- Reduces building’s carbon footprint through lowering building running costs
- Increased life expectancy of the EPDM roof membrane when protected by the green roof landscaping
- Noise reduction for the garden building – Living green roofs have improved acoustic qualities for both external sound (up to 3dB) and internal noise (up to 8dB)