Redefining Sustainable Shelter: Unleashing the Cool Roof Revolution

Roofing materials have evolved over the years, from simple grass roofs to modern roofing materials and design.

Utilizing natural vegetative plants in roofing design contribute to keeping the structure cool by reducing heat transfer through multiple mechanisms. Firstly, the plants absorb and dissipate solar radiation, reducing the amount of heat that reaches the building. Secondly, the process of evapotranspiration, wherein plants release moisture into the air, creates a cooling effect on the rooftop and its surroundings. Additionally, the vegetation acts as an insulating layer, reducing heat gain through the roof. These combined cooling mechanisms help maintain lower temperatures within the building, reducing the need for excessive air conditioning and promoting energy efficiency. Moreover, the presence of beneficial flora on the rooftop contributes to biodiversity, supports ecological balance, provides habitat for wildlife, improves stormwater management, and enhances the overall aesthetic appeal of the structure.

Cool roofing materials are specially designed to reflect more sunlight and absorb less heat compared to traditional roofing materials. Read More  

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