Residential Green Roofing in Ottawa
Green roofing is one the latest and most exciting architectural phenomena to hit Ottawa in recent years. This cost-effective and eco-friendly roofing alternative is growing at a rapid rate across both North America and further afield, and Ottawa is no different in this respect. At Rogers Home Exteriors we are immensely proud of the fact that we are one of the first residential roofing teams in Ottawa to offer this innovative service and we work diligently every day to ensure that the high standards that we set for ourselves in terms of green roof installation and repair are not only met but exceeded. If you want a quality green roofing service that is second to none in terms of price, quality or convenience then you need to contact us right away. We promise, you won’t be disappointed.
Environmental Benefits to Green Roofing
While there is no doubt that green roofs can provide real and lasting benefits for your home and surrounding community, the reality is that a sustained and consistent approach to green roofing can also guarantee advantages to the wider environment. Five of the most apparent environmental benefits of green roofing include:
- 1. By preventing combined sewerage overflow, green roofs can greatly improve the integrity of the environment both locally and at a more macro-level.
- 2. Green roofing also significantly reduces the impact of carbon monoxide on the environment.
- 3. Green roofs can successfully remove nitrogen pollution from rain.
- 4. Green roofing can contribute to the neutralization of the negative effects of acid rain.
- 5. Finally, a green roofing system can provide a safe and secure habitat for a range of wildlife that are native to the Ottawa area.
What is a Sedum Roof?
To put it simply, a sedum roof is a variety of a green roof. However, given the popularity, wide range of benefits and multifaceted nature of sedum means that, in practice, it is often intertwined and exchanged when people for the term green roofs in common conversations. So, what is sedum? Sedum, or stonecrop as it is often known, is a genus of the Crassulaceae family of lush and succulent plants. While, it is hard to say for certain, it is estimated that this family of plants consists of four to five hundred species and thousands of different varieties. In essence, a sedum roof is an extensive green roof that includes different varieties of sedum varieties and species as well as other less self-perpetuating plants and vegetation that can further develop and grow independently. Or biodiverse range of vegetation and plants consists of sedum varieties, grasses, herbs and a range of other nectar plants.
Don’t Settle for Second Best
The reality of the situation is that the installation and maintenance of a green roof isn’t cheap. As a result, it makes sense that if you are going to go to the effort of getting a green roof for your home, you will choose a roofing service provider you can rely on— Rogers Home Exteriors is that provider.