Green Roofing Contractors
Green roofing is an increasingly popular option for residential and commercial buildings, especially in urban areas. For instance, parts of Greater Toronto suffer from Urban Heat Island Syndrome, which happens when cities are built in dense areas using heat absorbing materials, like city pavement. This can lead to hotter weather, and the fallout lies with home and building owners left struggling to cool their buildings in the hot summer, increasing living costs.
Green Roofing Repair & Installation
- Reflective Roofing Coatings – Reflective roofing coatings are sometimes called white roofs, and these are acrylic coatings. By reflecting hot sunlight, these roofs keep your home cooler, reducing energy bills.
- Garden Roofs – Garden roofs are deep and fully-functioning gardens built on flat rooftops. They are catching on in larger city-owned buildings and new condominium developments. Garden roofs not only create a beautiful green space, they also produce oxygen, absorb rain water and carbon monoxide and insulate homes to keep them warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.
- Photovoltaic Roofing Systems – Photovoltaic roofing systems use solar cells and panels on a roof, typically installed over the membrane. These solar panels reduce energy costs by creating energy and insulating the roof.
- Enviroshake – Enviroshake roofing products look exactly like cedar roofing shakes. However, they are made of reclaimed and recycled post-consumer and post-industrial materials, such as plastic and rubber. They are mold and pest-resistant and durable, holding up well under the elements (wind, hail, rain and snow).
Why Green Roofing?
Green roofing materials like reflective roof coatings are lightweight, odourless and safe to apply. They are environmentally friendly, make the roof last longer and are constantly being added to new government incentive grant and rebate lists for property owners in Toronto and Ontario.
Choosing a Green Roofing contractor
Going “green” is catching on, from the products we purchase to how we renovate and build our homes and buildings. The increasing number of local “green incentives” has also led to a growing number of contractors and building companies offering “green” products and services; some including fly-by-night companies
jumping on the “green” band wagon.
When choosing a Green Roofing Contractor, choose one that is accredited by the Better Business Bureau. Ask for references and about their green products, services and experience.
Visit our Mississauga showroom or Contact Smart Roofing to find out more.
Mississauga (905) 361-9900 or Toll Free 1-855-416-ROOF (7663)
Green Roofing Contractors serving Acton, Bolton, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Etobicoke, Georgetown, Halton Region, Milton, Mississauga, North York, Oakville, Peel Region, Toronto, Vaughan and Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada