Green Roof Installation in the DMV
As utility bills and flash floods increase, a green roof is a more affordable and sustainable solution to retain water and conserve energy for the long term.
Compared to traditional roofs, green roofs are an ecological and practical storm water management solution that captures and stores rainfall on a surface designed for plant growth. The rainfall either evaporates or is absorbed by plants, which helps to reduce large water runoff, peak runoff rates, and pollutants around your home.
As a layered system of roofing materials, green roofs are designed to retain water with minor vegetation growth. They also help to prevent water from pooling on roof surfaces. At Koppers Quality Waterproofing we designs roofs offer roof options with both vertical and horizontal water drainage outlets.
When roofing a new building or re-roofing, consider adding a green roof for waterproofing. Installing a full or partial green roof to an existing building provides an innovative, cost effective, and long-lasting solution.
Biggest Benefits of Green Roofs
Generally, green roofs range to approximately $8 per square foot. However, the benefits far out way the initial investment. First, green roofs last twice as long as traditional roofs, and they protect the roof’s surface from weather, and UV radiation. Secondly, because of the plants, the roof helps maintain stable temperatures inside the home. Some additional benefits include:
- Green roofs are beautiful, create habitat, promote health and well-being,
- Attract customers and increase sales with the added event space.
- Reduce storm water runoff.
- Protect building envelopes.
- Conserve energy.
With so many waterproofing options, give Koppers Quality Waterproofing a call today to discuss if a green roof is right for you. We work with large scale and small general contractors, architects, landscape architects, engineers, roofing contractors, developers, waterproofing manufacturers, and homeowners.