Green roof garden insulation from Austech

News /
4 February 2010

Europe and the US have embraced green roof gardens, but Australia in many respects has fallen behind on the trend. Green roof gardens essentially replace ugly, inefficient flat concrete roofs with roof gardens that improve aesthetics, air quality, storm water management and the environment.

When you insulate your Green roof garden with Foamular, you obviously dramatically reduce your energy consumption from heating and cooling the building, but Green roof gardens are also carbon sequestrators, meaning they actually remove carbon from the air and improve air quality, with the potential to reduce the buildings environmental footprint.

Green roof gardens provide good insulation on their own. You only have to step on a concrete path barefoot in the summer, then step onto the grass to feel the difference, but Foamular takes this one step further, combining high thermal properties with guaranteed performance.

Foamular provides the ideal insulation, since it not only has high R-values, but is moisture resistant. Green roof gardens obviously need water, so other insulation products would require extensive waterproofing, blowing out the budget. Foamular is not affected by moisture at all, and is even resistant to soil and bacteria, making it ideal for retrofits, where old buildings need to green up.

A well insulated green roof garden will improve comfort in the floors below, but it can also create a whole new level to a building. A well planned garden can include recreation, an area for office staff to relax, animals habitats and even a place to produce food.

Foamular leads the pack in life-cycle analysis. Foamular is guaranteed to maintain at least 90% of its original R-Value for a period of 20 years, plus its original physical properties. Foamular is also a waterproof membrane protector, so roofs last longer, reducing maintenance costs.

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