Usually, when speaking of thermic insulation, people tend to focus on the capability of a certain material or system to avoid heat dispersion. Less importance is given to the opposite phenomenon, which is to avoid that a material absorbs heat. Generally, the amount of energy used by buildings during the summer is higher than the one used during the winter. Besides, reducing the temperature of a building costs more than increasing it. It is therefore easy to understand that investing into systems capable of reducing the temperature during the summer is extremely important. At this regard, a rooftop garden represents the technology with the best benefit/cost ratio for reducing and controlling buildings’ temperature. In fact, a garden can reduce massively (up to 40°) the heat on the roof and also of the surrounding area.
Thanks to our rooftop gardens, a high amount of energy can be saved during the summer. This happens because gardens enhance the thermic insulation and regulation of the buildings, meaning that there will be no need of activating air conditioning systems. On the contrary, during the winter our systems help reducing the thermic dissipation and maximize the efficiency of the domestic heating.
Our coverings protect the thermic and hydraulic insulation components of the rooftop, extending their operative life and maintaining their functionality. They in fact save the components from UV rays, wind, rain, hail and chemical elements. Besides, our coverings’ strata absorb damage and protect the other components above or below them.
Creating new usable surfaces through the installation of a rooftop garden, increases a building’s beauty and its commercial value. In an extremely competitive and saturated market, having one of our systems on your building will represent an excellent manner of upgrading. You will sell it faster and with a more profitable result.
One of the most interesting perks of having a rooftop garden is that it can transform unused spaces into new ones. More and more people are fascinated by the possibility of enjoying the fresh air in a renovated area, where they can relax or invite their friends. Daku’s team will help you building usable terraces and coverings. Our systems guarantee great flexibility, functionality and a wide selection of plants, replicating a traditional garden.
Plants, along with the other materials used in our systems, absorb sounds and they help reducing acoustic pollution in urban environments. A rooftop garden can both absorb sounds from the outside and isolate the interior from acoustic pollution, creating a quiet and healthy space.
Rooftop gardens are considered a valid instrument to improve the environment in urban areas. The presence of these gardens allows vegetal and animal life to return, reducing at the same time air and acoustic pollution.
One of the biggest perks of a rooftop garden is that it reduces the human impact on the environment, creating some space for local plants and animals. For instance, we design and build our systems focusing with extreme attention on the characteristics of the region and on its level of urban development. This allows us to solve a vast number of issues (regarding materials, plants, landscape, …), guaranteeing at the same time an ecological and sustainable system.
In a year, Daku’s system can store on the roof up to the 80% of the rain, reducing the amount of water that goes into the sewers. This happens thanks to the Daku FSD components and to the Daku ROOF SOIL strata, which both accumulate water without wasting it. We guarantee quality and certified performances, in line with the recent UNI 11235-15 norm. Clients and architects can rely on these performances for their garden or project and make their choice accordingly.
Rooftop gardens reduce air pollution by absorbing smog and chemical elements, which are extremely dangerous both for environment and health. The installation of a garden also helps limiting a phenomenon known as “urban heat island”. This phenomenon is typical of urban areas and consists in a heat wave that moves smog in the air. Furthermore, plants can absorb and process air pollution, eliminating the dangerous elements or storing them in the roof covering. Finally, rooftop gardens maintain stable the ozone presence in the lower levels of the atmosphere.