A green roof uses plants in place of the usual roof shingles or tiles typically installed by homeowners. To build one, you need layers of material placed on your roof deck. These include soil-filter cloth, water proof layer, soil mix and of course, plants.
Green roofs can either be intensive or extensive. One of the major differences is that the intensive type allows homeowners to use the roof top as another outdoor space. The extensive green roof, on the other hand, is quite low-key and won’t function as an additional space.
These roof types offer benefits to both homeowner and community. They help lower your bills related to cooling and heating your home because they are great insulators. Studies reveal that homeowners with green roofs have lower demand for air conditioning and this is a big cut in your energy bills. Moreover, since green roofs act as a sponge, they help reduce the volume of rainwater running into sewers.
Are you planning to remodel your home? Consider green roofs. Apart from savings, you get to help the community too.