Sunday, January 14th, 2018 by Best Choice Roofing
If you're in the market for a new roof, you may want to join millions of other homeowners and consider growing a green roof. Having a green roof can be a win-win for you and the environment. Green roofs have been a staple for European homeowners, but they are quickly becoming popular in the United States. In fact, a recent study by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities found that green roof installations have increased by over 115%!
By definition, a green roof is a living system of soil and plants, and it is a lightweight alternative to traditional roofing options. In essence, a green roof is made of multiple layers that often include: structure support materials, a vapor control layer, thermal insulation, waterproofing barriers, a growing medium, and plants. Yes, actual plants are an important and key feature of a green roof. Here are the top three reasons why a green roof is “the way to go”.
Choosing a roof type and design to complement your home is important. If you're interested in learning more about possible roofing options, contact the residential roofing specialists at Best Choice Roofing today.