You may have seen or heard of Green Roofing systems, but did you know there are also Blue Roofing systems?

Blue roofing is a type of flat roofing that is designed to provide a controlled water drainage solution during heavy rain and storms as part of a Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) good practice policy. The system works by collecting water, temporarily storing it, and then releasing it slowly over a period of time once the rain has stopped.

Why use Blue Roofing?

Rain water cannot soak into most roofing materials and in urban areas, heavy rain runs off rapidly into drains and low ground. Drain systems can only tolerate so much water before the water flows across the land surface, causing severe floods in some areas. Blue roofing works exceptionally well in urban areas by restricting the rainfall leaving the site and mitigating the risk the risk of localised or downstream flooding.

If you are considering a sustainable rooftop drainage system, then contact the team at MJO Roofing today on 020 8953 2306 to discuss your project requirements.