Green Roofs (Residential, Commercial, Condominiums)
If you own a property and care about the environment and sustainability, make a positive impact by installing a green roof (also known as living roofs). Whether for your home, rental property, condominium, or commercial property, hiring a green rooftop installer can help you create a beautiful and functional outdoor space that also benefits the environment. A green rooftop is a positive ecological alternative that can reduce energy costs, improve air quality, and mitigate stormwater runoff, among other benefits. To get started, simply contact our installers who will design and install a custom system that best suits your property’s needs and specifications. Using high-quality materials and proven techniques, we provide ongoing maintenance and support to ensure the longevity and efficiency of your green rooftop. We also work with structural engineers and roofing specialist to ensure the safe and long lasting installation of your green roof oasis. By working with us, you can enjoy a unique and eco-friendly outdoor space that contributes to a greener and healthier world. Invest in sustainability and innovation by hiring a reputable and experienced green rooftop installer.
Green Roof Benefits
Southern Ontario areas such as Hamilton, Oakville, Etobicoke, Mississauga, Toronto and others get their fair share of great summer weather. With plenty of sun and sufficient rain during the summer months, green roofs are an ideal choice. It’s no surprise that they have become increasingly popular over the past decade. Their many benefits include:
- They help to reduce urban heat island effects
- They decrease stormwater runoff
- They improve air quality
- They support and enhance biodiversity
- They help insulate buildings
- They reducing energy consumption resulting in lowered utility bills
Toronto’s Leading Role in Green Rooftops
Toronto is currently the leading city in North America when it comes to green rooftops, with over 500 of them installed across the city. The city has been promoting the use of green rooftops since 2009, offering incentives to developers and property owners who install them. This has helped to create a more sustainable and environmentally-friendly city, while also providing numerous benefits to the people who live and work there. The success of green roofs in Toronto is becoming inspirational. The concept is not only taking off in Toronto but in the GTA and beyond, in areas such as Oakville, Hamilton, Burlington, Mississauga, Etobicoke, Milton, and others. The number of people who believe in green roofs for a healthier city is increasing. Green roofs require a specialized team of professionals for installation and upkeep. They may also not be suitable for all buildings due to weight restrictions or structural limitations. But as they gain acceptance and traction, expect to encounter more of them, and we are proud to be among the few companies with experts who are qualified to perform the installation of these environment changing projects.
Green roofs can be designed in a variety of ways to suit different building types within the climate of Southern Ontario. The type of green roof chosen will depend on factors such as the roof structure, accessibility, and maintenance requirements. Intensive green roofs have a thicker growing medium (such as soil or peat) and can therefore support a wider variety of plant species. These are suitable for larger buildings with flat roofs and easy access. Extensive green roofs have a shallower growing medium and require less maintenance. These are better suited for installation on smaller buildings or those with pitched roofs..
Green Roof Installation
Once the design for a green roof has been finalized, the next step is to install the necessary hardscape features. These may include patios, raised planters, seating, and water features. Each of these features are customized to fit the overall design of the roof. This makes the roof have a more natural and blended-in feel to it. The plant material that is chosen plays an important role as it is the key to bringing life to the rooftop. It provides colour, texture, and atmosphere, not to mention generating interest among visitors. From intensive green roofs with an 8″ to 12″ growing medium, to extensive roofs with a 3″ to 6″ growing medium, any roof top can be designed and installed with the proper design and engineered drawings.
Do green rooftops increase property value?
Yes, going green on your roof can increase property value. You see, in addition to the environmental benefits, a green roof provides significant aesthetic appeal to your property. A well-designed green rooftop serves as an eye-catching feature and selling point that sets your building apart. Homeowners, condominiums, and other residential property owners, as well as commercial buildings benefit from the increased desirability of their buildings. They can attract potential buyers or renters who are willing to pay a premium for the added environmental and aesthetic benefits. In a competitive market like the one in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), green roofs can help to differentiate a property. This provides a significant advantage in terms of marketing and overall value.
Consult a Professional
It’s time to get in on this hot trend! We’re qualified green roof consultant and professionals who will guide you through the process. If your search is for “green roof installation near me,” then your search ends here! Get in touch with us so we can get your project going.