“Green roofs”, “naturation of roofs” or “Green roofs” are concepts that refer basically having a roof garden or terrace on your building. This system allows cultivation on a slab of any type of vegetation, from grass to a tree. Having a green roof on your home or place of work has great environmental, health and economic benefits. You can install green roofs and walls on almost any surface either flat or inclined, after studying the conditions.
In recent years this practice has become very common in many places, including in Toronto and the U.S., new legislation requires the preparation of the roofs on all new buildings.
Some of the benefits can include:
Reduced heat island effect.
A recreational area where community residents can manage their own garden or orchard.
It adds value to the building ahead of sale.
Requires less installation time and money compared to a green wall.