Green Roofs in Los Angeles
An increasingly popular and environmentally sustainable roofing option for both residential and commercial buildings, a professionally installed green roof system provides energy savings and promotes better air quality with oxygen-producing rooftop vegetation that also decreases carbon dioxide. In addition, a green roof construction has been proven to reduce the impact of ‘heat island effect’ which generates higher temperatures in urban areas due to trapped heat from concrete and asphalt.
What Exactly is a Green Roof?
Any commercial or residential rooftop that is covered in vegetation planted over a waterproof membrane can be classified as a “living roof”. No to be confused with a collection of plant containers used to merely decorate a roof, A1 American Roofing provides several energy efficient roofing extensions and additional options that include root barriers, efficient green roof drainage and irrigation systems layered with a solid substrate and waterproof barrier.
Choosing Your Green Roof System
As an experienced green roof company, A1 American Roofing provides a range of roof solutions for either new builds or existing roof systems that are customized according to your requirements and budget. Whether you are looking for a roof extension and create a lush green flat roof, or would like to learn more about alternative eco roof options that include a green shingle roof, A1 American Roofing green roof specialists provide energy saving systems based on two main categories:
Intensive Green Roof Systems
Also classified as an active living roof, this type of system supports a wide variety of vegetation that may include everything from trees and perennials, to ornamental grasses and herbs. With a broad potential for intricate design and biodiversity, the size of an intensive green roof system can range from a small intricately cultivated garden to a full scale rooftop farm or park and often requires professional maintenance.
Extensive Green Roofs:
Also known as a sedum roof this low maintenance green roof system is a popular choice with both residential and commercial property owners and provides efficient storm water management. In addition to certified green roof construction A1 American Roofing experts assist clients with planning and plant selection which can range from mosses, succulents and sedums.
How Does a Green Roof Benefit the Community?
- Natural air and water filtration
- Green roofs produce oxygen, absorb heat and reduce carbon dioxide
- Lessen the impact of urban heat island effect
- Absorbs rainwater reducing storm water runoff
- Additional wildlife habitat
- Additional leisure space for commercial building occupants and the local community
- Additional food source
- Extended roof life
Licensed and Insured Green Roof Specialists
Not every roofing contractor is able to provide the necessary expertise required for installing a green roofing system. With the ever increasing trend toward environmental awareness and the growing appeal of cultivated green spaces within an urban setting, green roof systems are in higher demand that ever. To ensure the safety and integrity of your greenspace rooftop project, contact certified A1 American Roofing professionals for skilled expertise in green roof construction and maintenance.
Contact A1 American Roofing to learn more and to schedule a free green roof system estimate today.Let us help you with your roof