Green Roof System Construction
Dark colored asphalt roads and tar roofs attract the sun’s heat and are often responsible for the urban “heat island” effect found in cities like Chicago, but advances in roofing technology have found ways to beat the heat.
Reflective roof systems can lower roof surface temperatures considerably, reducing the demand for cooling inside your building. And technology allows us to go further by installing natural green roofs that are covered with vegetation.
At A-1 Roofing Co., we have the capacity to build, inspect and maintain environmentally-friendly "green" roofing systems in the greater Chicago metro area. Our "green" roofing contractors have experience on LEED certified projects and can tailor our approach to your project’s unique needs.
Many roofing materials soak up the sun’s radiation and reflect it back as heat, making cities like Chicago hotter than the surrounding suburban or rural areas. According to some studies, if all roofs in a major city were greened, urban temperatures could be reduced by as much as 12 degrees.
At A-1 Roofing Co., we are doing our part to make Chicago greener. Our roofing professionals install, maintain and repair white membrane roof systems on on commercial, industrial, and multi-use buildings throughout the greater Chicago area.
Natural Plants on Roofs
Vegetation adds natural beauty, but helps reduce the urban heat island effect and provides a natural habitat for birds and other small wildlife. At A-1 Roofing Co., we have helped developers, builders and architects create green roofs using soil and live plants. These roofs require high-quality waterproofing and root-repellant systems, drainage systems and filter cloths. We are well equipped to effectively manage these components.
Whether your project requires an extensive or intensive green roof, we can conform to your particular needs and complete the project efficiently, with high-quality workmanship.
Our Own Environmental Efforts
2012 marked A-1 Roofing’s one hundred-year anniversary. The last century has brought unimaginable changes. One of the most recent has been our switch to digitized plan review and paperless estimating technology, which makes us a more efficient, greener company. This is only one small part of our efforts. We continue to grow in order to deliver top quality services to our environmentally-conscious customers. Who knows what the next hundred years will bring.