A green roof with subsidy ?
A green roof collects water, provides food for insects and can have a cooling effect in the summer. Because you provide more greenery in your neighborhood, you contribute to a healthy and pleasant living environment with plants on your roof. Discover more benefits and check whether your roof is suitable. Did you know that you can sometimes get a subsidy for a green roof?
The municipality of Eindhoven and the water board De Dommel jointly provide subsidies to homeowners who install a sedum roof (with stonecrop) or roof garden. This has everything to do with the increasing flooding that the Netherlands has to deal with, under the influence of climate change.
Sewers cannot always cope with the continuous downpours. Green roofs help to collect part of that rainwater: the substrate layer and the plant roots retain the water and slowly release it again. The more precipitation during downpours is collected by gardens, parks and green roofs, the less sewers become overloaded.
No replacement of insulation, but cooling in the summer
A green roof is insufficient as an insulation layer. The vegetation can contribute to the roof insulation. Especially in the summer, a green roof heats up less than a bitumen covering. It is not a replacement for good roof insulation. A vegetation roof can extend the life of the waterproof layers of a roof by up to twenty years.
Costs and maintenance green roof
A green roof is not cheap. The construction costs vary from approximately € 25 per m2 to € 120 per m2 for an intensively vegetated roof garden. A sedum roof requires little maintenance. You can receive a subsidy of up to € 25 per m2 with a maximum of € 25,000 (100 m2). The subsidy is intended for homes that are 5 years old or older. More information can be found at www.woonbewust.nl or eindhovenduurzaam.nl