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What Is a Green Roof?

green roof

We know roofs! From roof shingles, metal roofing, roof repair, commercial, and residential… you name it! But there is one roofing trend that hasgained recent attention and popularity in the US: green roofs. These roofing systems are not only green, but living too!

What Exactly is a Green Roof?

Along with environmentally friendly materials, an eco-roof involves growing plants on rooftops, such as a roof garden, in effort to restore the natural footprint that was previously removed during construction. While generally limited to flat rooftops, a green roof can be used on both commercial and residential rooftops. Commercial structures are often park-like for public recreation. One of the most famous American green rooftops is Chicago’s City Hall, which has launched an eco-movement of the urbanized concrete jungle.

Benefits of a Green Roof:

  • Increase the lifespan of your roof
  • Reduce energy costs with natural insulation
  • Avoid the need for complex drainage systems due to absorbed storm water
  • Mitigate water runoff and sewer overflows
  • Produce oxygen and provide shade
  • Recreational area for people and animals
  • Improves air quality and helps to reduce the Urban Heat Island Effect, a condition in which metropolitan areas emit, absorb, and trap heat due to excess energy consumption.
  • Promote environmentalism while solving the problems of conventional roofs
  • Reduce energy consumption that contributes to global warming


Depending on region, climate, and irrigation, a variety of shrubs, grass, and vegetation can be planted to add life to an unwelcoming rooftop. These green roof systems not only make this space more efficient, but also beautiful and useful. But just like any roof, the layers of a green roof must properly accommodate for drainage to protect the structure using advanced waterproofing materials. One such material, Thermoplastic Polyolefin TPO, has membranes that are resistant to high winds and hail damage, which improve long-term durability and weatherability.

Your Roofing Chattanooga Contractors

Our Residential and Commercial Roofing Chattanooga contractors offer advanced roofing solutions to problems that clients may have. TRC provides a quick response and cost effective pricing for repair and maintenance activities for our commercial, hospitality and industrial customers.

Tennessee Roofing & Construction provides roofing services in and around the Tennessee communities of Chattanooga, Hixson, Cleveland, Dayton, Dunlap, Knoxville, South Pittsburg and Kimball. We also service Dalton and Trenton Georgia, and Bridgeport Alabama. Call us at (423) 842-8826 or contact us online for a free roofing and drainage consultation today!

5 Reasons to Call Us for Commercial Roofing in Chattanooga TN

  1. We offer a 2-year performance guarantee for all new roofing installations or roof leak repairs above and beyond the manufacturer’s warranty.
  2. Our skilled professionals roofers are licensed, bonded, and insured for $11 million per project.
  3. Our entire team is commercially trained and certified to meet OSHA and MASHA standards.
  4. Our service is available 24-hours, 7 days a week, to customers within a 250-mile radius of Chattanooga, TN.
  5. We care about building a quality experience and roof for your commercial company.

If you need additional reasons, check out our commercial roofing work that includes Chick-Fil-A, Bi-Lo, Northpark Memorial Hospital, and Fairfield Inn & Suites… just to name a few!

About Tennessee Roofing and Construction

Established in 1994, Tennessee Roofing and Construction is a certified installer of commercial roofing systems and products with a focus on commercial construction, hospitality, and industrial construction throughout Tennessee and Georgia.

Our roofing work includes structural steel, metal stairs & railings, metal buildings, as well as:



For more information about our commercial roofing in Chattanooga TN, we offer pre-construction consulting, as well as engineering and design services. Give us a call today at 423-842-8826 or contact us online to learn more!

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