They arrived in Montreal in the 2000s. Since then, they have become very trendy in several metropolises. In addition to being spectacularly aesthetic, these houses offer many advantages.
Air quality is optimized: plants act as a filter and absorb atmospheric pollutants
Better management of rainwater: green roofs retain nearly ¾ of rainwater.
Better fire resistance thanks to erosion
Less heat: roof vegetation has the opposite effect of an asphalt paving stone in the middle of summer, thus allowing a more temperate environment.
Better thermal insulation allowing less heat loss in winter and less need for air conditioning in summer.
Of course, greening your roof requires many steps and everyone must respect criteria governed by the Régis du Bâtiment du Québec. A landscape architect must work in collaboration with other stakeholders throughout the work.
Don’t you think this is a good path for the future?