Green roofs offer a multitude of environmental benefits, including an increase in insulation value, a reduction in storm water runoff, and a reduction in the heat island effect.
Ottawa, ON (PRWEB) February 16, 2012
Ottawa roofing contractor Godfrey Roofing Inc. has recently completed a 4000 sq. ft. green roof project at Ashbury College.
“I am excited that we are able to offer these types of products and systems,” says Mike Godfrey, manager of business development at Godfrey Roofing Inc.
“Green roofing systems can increase the life of a roof system while reducing standard roofing maintenance requirements. Green roofs also offer a multitude of environmental benefits, including an increase in insulation value, a reduction in storm water runoff, and a reduction in the heat island effect. In this case, the new green roof at Ashbury College also provides a functional outdoor learning environment for the students and broader community.”
Established in 1891, Ashbury College is one of Canada’s leading independent schools for boys and girls, grades 4-12. The Ashbury College green roof project was a collaboration between many trades, including Ottawa roofing contractor Godfrey Roofing Inc., engineering firms, a carpentry contractor, school officials and students.
The green roof area is separated by a custom built walkway over four quadrants of the green roof. The four quadrants are made up of a wildflower flower bed, a groundcover flower bed, a grass and fern flower bed, and a vegetable flower bed. This 4000 sq. ft. green roof project will become one of the first outdoor classrooms in Canada and will be maintained and planted by the students. The system installed is a high quality modified bitumen roof system with traditional green roof components built above.
Godfrey Roofing Inc., an Ottawa flat roofing specialist and a leader in environmental roofing solutions, provides green roofing to local businesses and homeowners. More information about green roofing can be obtained by contacting Godfrey Roofing Inc.
4542 Southclark Place
Ottawa, ON K1T 3V1