Green and Environmentally Friendly Roofs

Posted by mark on July 22, 2010 at 4:30 PM

There is a new phenomenon among roofs, the green roof. This makes it possible for greenhouse enthusiasts to have the luxury of greenery right on their roofs, this makes them both economically and environmentally friendly roofs.

Green roofs are becoming more popular than ever. They feature substantial amounts of vegetation, and are known for being very environmentally friendly. They also provide many benefits and advantages, and the technology available to keeping them is continually growing.

The technologies used for such a roof are very similar to those used in many greenhouse settings, and those who wish to establish a green roof on their home will reap the same types of benefits in return.

As one might think, it can be very difficult to install such greenery on a roof, therefore, this newer technology is very important. Because of this, it is now easier than ever to have the plants you wish installed on your green roof in sections, and the process is much quicker and simpler than ever before.

Green roofs are quickly gaining popular in North America, a phenomenon that is mostly attributed to the economical and environmental benefits having one can provide.

These benefits include: combating the urban "heat island" effect, detaining water from accumulated by storms, reducing noise levels, and extending the overall life of the roof. There is, in fact, another reason many people are now capitalizing on the new green roof technology.


Green roofs are now enhancing the urban landscape and adding beauty to the traditional concrete or stone rooftops. This is encouraging for any greenhouse enthusiast who wishes to combine the advantages of a greenhouse with the convenience of having it on your roof.

There are many different technologies that can be employed when setting up your green roof, and it is recommended that you shop around for the one or ones that will work best to fulfil your specific needs.

Another advantage to having a green roof is, that because of the new technology, it is now possible to maintain it more easily, making it possible to handle multiple tasks all at one time.

A wealth of information is available about the technologies available and how they can best assist you. The Internet is also a good place to look for information about

various plants and other greenery that you can plant on your green roof, and to consult with other people who live in your area who have proceeded you.

Though this is one of the newest attractions for those who have a green thumb, it is probably safe to say that it is one that is likely to be around for a long time. As today's technology advances, so will its capabilities which will, in turn, generate more interest.


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Reply dave
4:40 PM on July 22, 2010 
hi do you have more on green roofing as i have been looking to get more involved in green roofing
thanx dave