Green roofs have become more and more achievable over the past few years, with numerous products coming onto the market and a greater understanding of green roof construction and benefits. Here is an introductory guide to what the advantages are, whether a green roof would suit your house, and how you can go about getting one.
Green roofs provide a variety of benefits to you and your home, from reducing energy costs through to effective insulation, filtration of air (depending on the species of plants you choose) and, of course, aesthetic beauty. There are also benefits that help on a larger scale, such as reduction of the urban heat island effect, retention and reduction of stormwater run-off into our oceans, and increasing the natural habitat of fauna within urban environments. All of these benefits add up to creating a better living environment that can also increase the value of your property.
This is an important question, the answer to which will be dependent on whether you want to retrofit a green roof to your existing home or include in a new-build design.