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Commercial Roofing in Austin, TX – Green Roofing

Matt Parker - Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Commercial Roofing in Austin, TX – A green roof is a roof above a roofing system that has media and vegetation planted on it. The many components that make up the benefits are going to be dependent with the type and complexity that makes up the green roof system. When it comes to green roofs there are two different types which are called intensive and extensive.  If you are looking for a company to assist you with your commercial roofing in Austin, TX then consider giving Longhorn Commercial Roofing a call today.

Commercial Roofing in Austin, TX – Green Roofing

Intensive

Intensive green roofs can support a vast variety of different plants, small trees and other vegetation and they also compose of a thicker media. They require a minimum amount of 4 – 6 inches of media to be precise. These types of green roofs are usually more functional and accessible to the public and if compared are more like a park. 

Extensive

Extensive green roofs are typically composed of drought resistant grasses and sedums and have a thinner media than their intensive counterpart. These types of green roofs usually will have a maximum amount of 4 – 6 inches of substrate. An extensive green roof can oftentimes be fragile; however, pathways can be constructed in order to make them more accessible. If you are considering having a green roof install for your commercial roofing in Austin, TX then give Longhorn Commercial Roofing a call to schedule an appointment or if you have any general questions.

Maintenance Requirements

The maintenance of a green roof will be dependent on the thickness of the media and the varieties of plants that compose of the system. An extensive green roof that is composed of sedums and grasses will typically require very little if any maintenance at all unless there is a long-term drought that occurs.  However, intensive green roof systems will require much more maintenance, an irrigation system and regular intervals of watering in order to keep the flora flourishing.  The selection of flora will be critical when considering the maintenance requirements.

If you are looking for commercial roofing in Austin, TX then call Longhorn Commercial Roofing now.

Environmental Benefits

One of the largest benefits towards having a green roof install is the fact that it will replace the flora that was initially destroyed during the construction process of the facility. Another key benefit for green roofs is their ability to reduce storm water runoff and their ability to provide a natural cooling effect which can help reduce the cost in conditioning air within the facility.

Financial Benefits

Green roofs have many benefits when it comes to finances. A green roof as briefly explained above adds insulation to the facility which will help lower the conditioning of indoor air within the facility, qualifying it for LEED points. Another financial benefit with green roofs is their ability to add an additional layer of protection to a roofing system. Green roofs provide for a much longer life span than standard roofs due to the extra layer provided by the green roof.  The flora will help protect the roof from ultraviolet radiation, vast temperature fluctuations and general wear and tear due to the elements.  Not only will it also increase the property value of the facility but it will also add a function aesthetic focal point to the facility also.

The Future

When it comes to green roofs there are multiple barriers that attribute to the slow growth rate across the nation. A few of these are due to lack of awareness, lack of government incentives, and limited research.  Green roofing systems are a relatively new concept but are increasingly becoming more and more popular across the globe. They provide an environmentally friendly solution with long-term benefits. If you are looking for professional commercial roofing in Austin, TX or if you have any further questions or concerns you would like to have addressed then do not hesitate to give Longhorn Commercial Roofing a call and one of our representatives will be more than happy to assist you.

About Longhorn Commercial Roofing

For many years Longhorn Commercial Roofing has been leading the pack as a top commercial roofing and general commercial contractor company. With impeccable customer service, competitive pricing, superior results and professionalism that is hard pressed to beat, Longhorn Commercial Roofing has been assisting clients across the nation with their construction needs. If you are looking for commercial roofing in Austin, TX then do not hesitate to give us a call.

From the very first day of our inception, we made a rock solid commitment to focus on three primary objectives; superior customer service, competitive pricing and an ethical approach to business practices. With decades of experience under our belt, and projects that span more than 2.7 billion square feet of roofing, your satisfaction is guaranteed. Longhorn Commercial Roofing also offers one of the best warranties in the industry; 20 year renewable warranties for roofs that we install. You can rest assured knowing that when you choose Longhorn Commercial Roofing for commercial roofing in Austin, TX that you are in very capable and professional hands.

Longhorn Commercial Roofing looks forward to serving our clients with impeccable customer service while being able to promote an ECO-friendly, long lasting, energy efficient construction solution for your needs with commercial roofing in Austin, TX and other general commercial contractual needs. At Longhorn Commercial Roofing our goal at building a better world for not only our clients and their customers but for future generations to come through foresight, innovation and most of all uncompromised integrity is but just a call away.  If you are looking for commercial roofing in Austin, TX or any other related needs then do not hesitate to give us a call today to speak with one of our professional representatives who will answer your questions. 

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