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Eco-Friendly vegetative roofing repair and installation in Milwaukee

Green roofing is a 21st-century take on the sod-covered roofs used in Scandinavian home construction in the 1700s. Today, green roofing encompasses everything from rooftop container gardens to an entire roof surface covered in vegetation. Green roofs can also be roofs with energy-saving technologies like solar panels and reflective materials.

What is green roofing?

A true “green roof” is a living, growing carpet of vegetation. These roofs are built with a layer of dirt over a waterproof membrane. The vegetation is usually drought-resistant grass, wildflowers, or landscaping plants. Irrigation systems are often incorporated into the installation. Besides adding visual appeal, a green roof can significantly decrease energy costs and reduce stormwater runoff.

Subsidies for green roofing systems in Milwaukee

In addition to earning LEED credits for Storm Water Design and Heat Island Effect, there are also financial incentives for green roofing. In Milwaukee, for instance, the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) offers a $5 per square foot subsidy for green roofing. Reflective heat-reducing roofs using Energy Star approved materials (not vegetation) are also eligible for a tax credit of up to $1,500 (on the cost of materials).

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Green roof systems in Milwaukee

30+ Years

How long does a green roof last?

Depending on the level of maintenance needed and the attention given to this maintenance, a green roof can easily last 30 to 50 years or more. There are sod-roof buildings in Europe that have endured for centuries.

Green roofing types

There are three main types of green roofing to choose from: extensive, semi-intensive, and intensive. Each type has its strengths and weaknesses, and not all types of green roofing can be installed on any roof. Green roofing has exploded in popularity over the last decade or so. Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (a Toronto-based organization) estimates a 15% increase in green roofs in North America since 2013, and that number is only likely to grow. Alois Roofing is proud to help commercial businesses and residences throughout southeast Wisconsin join the green roofing revolution.

Extensive Green Roofing in Milwaukee

Extensive Green Roofing

  • Underlying Load-Bearing Materials: Concrete or Wood
  • Plant Options: Mosses, perennials & sedums
  • Plant Growth Depth: 1.5 to 6 inches
  • Weight: 15 - 37 lb/sq.ft.
Semi-Intensive Green Roofing in Milwaukee

Semi-Intensive Green Roofing

  • Underlying Load-Bearing Materials: Concrete Only
  • Plant Options: Grasses, perennials & small shrubs
  • Plant Growth Depth: 4.75 to 12 inches
  • Weight: 40 to 102 lb/sq.ft.
Intensive Green Roofing in Milwaukee

Intensive Green Roofing

  • Underlying Load-Bearing Materials: Concrete Only
  • Plant Options: Grasses, trees & small shrubs
  • Plant Growth Depth: 12 or more inches
  • Weight: 100 to 410 lb/sq.ft.
  • Maximum pitch of 5%

Experienced Green Roof Repair Company

Finding the cause of a problem on a green roof can be difficult due to the vegetation on the surface of the roof. Simple things like punctures or holes in the roof won't be noticed by the untrained eye. When these problems aren't fixed quickly further damage can be done to the structure of the building leading to a new roof replacement. Alois Roofing has over 40 years of experience repairing green roofs making us experts at finding these problems.

Since green roofs can be hard to work on or repair, Alois Roofing has a team of roofers dedicated to installing, replacing, and repairing green roofs. This team of green roofers has unmatched knowledge and experience that allows them to find the simplest of problems on any green roof. This provides customers with service that can't be beaten and a fully repaired green roof that will feel brand new.

commercial green roofing repair services milwaukee
The highest quality materials on the market
Teams onsite promptly to fix urgent problems
A safety-first mentality for every job
Unmatched experience

How Much Does A Green Roof Repair Cost?

Every green roof repair job is different, which means the price for every job will be different. There are a couple of factors that we take into consideration when pricing a job such as the type of vegetation used, type of damage (holes, punctures, etc.), square footage and many more. This is why Alois Roofing offers free quotes on all green roof repairs so we can provide fair prices that reflect our quality craftsmanship.

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Commercial Green Roof Replacement in Milwaukee

Green roofs can last up to 40 years when properly maintained. Most however get neglected and end up needing replacement. Some signs that a green roof needs a replacement are excessive water damage or sagging areas of the roof due to weight. Green roofs are one of the hardest roofs to replace due to the use of vegetation which requires careful removal and replacement. Alois Roofing has been replacing green roofs in the greater Milwaukee area for over 40 years providing unmatched service and roofs that last longer than our competitors.

Our specialized team of green roofers only works on installing, repairing, and replacing green roofs. With our roofing teams that focus on one material, customers know their roofs are being replaced by experts who will get the job done quickly and effectively. When your green roof needs replacing don't trust other roofing companies that use one team to replace all roof types. Instead, choose Alois where our specialized roofing team will provide unbeatable service and a roof that will last. View our Project Portfolio to see some of the high-quality green roofing jobs we have completed.

How Much Does a Green Roof Replacement Cost?

Roof replacements can be hard to estimate. There are multiple factors that go into determining the price like the type of vegetation used, square footage of the roof and many more. This is why Alois Roofing offers free quotes on all green roof replacements so we can provide accurate estimates at a price that will reflect our high-quality craftsmanship.

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Alois Roofing is WI's preferred green roofing installer

At Alois Roofing, we believe in providing top-notch roofing services that not only protect your home or business but also contribute to a healthier environment. As Milwaukee's leading green roofing specialist, we offer the best in green roofing installations, utilizing the latest in eco-friendly materials and techniques. Our experienced technicians deliver results that meet your needs and exceed your expectations, ensuring that your green roof lasts for many years to come. Whether you're looking to reduce your carbon footprint, increase energy efficiency, or simply enhance the aesthetic appeal of your property, Alois Roofing is your best choice for quality, durability, and affordability.

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Green roof system benefits
  • Lower heating and cooling costs
  • Helps control stormwater runoff
  • Vegetation protects roofing material underneath
  • Can be used for recreational space or gardening
  • Reduces carbon dioxide in urban environments

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Green roofing?

Green roofs are vegetation that is planted on top of a flat roof containing waterproofing layers, root repelling layers and a growing medium composed of mineral aggregates as dirt becomes too heavy.

Are Green roofs worth it?

There are many benefits to installing a Green roof like increasing lifespan of the roof, higher thermal performance and helping the environment.

Are Green roofs expensive?

Depending on the type of Green roof being installed Extensive Green roofs can cost $10-$20/sqft on average, whereas Intensive Green roofs can cost anywhere from $20-$40/sqft.

Are Green roofs sustainable?

Green roofs are highly sustainable. During the summers a Green roof will reflect heat produced by the sun and trap heat during the winters, decreasing the costs of heating and cooling buildings.

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