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Ecological roofing materials

There are more ecological roofing solutions than the materials conventionally used.

Balm

It can be made of wheat straw, reeds or rushes. It has the advantage of being a natural insulating material and therefore increases the thermal and acoustic performance of the roof. Its embodied energy is low and its average life span is about 40 years.

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Wood cladding

These are wooden tiles, also called tavillons. All durable wood species can be used. The life of such a roof is around 30 years.

Wood cladding

These are wooden tiles, also called tavillons. All durable wood species can be used. The life of such a roof is around 30 years.

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Green roof

Green roofs make it possible to limit the power of water flows following the storm rains. They behave like sponges, absorbing part of the water and thus avoiding possible flooding. They also help to address overheating in cities by transforming liquid water into steam. Green roofs also regulate indoor temperature.

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