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GREEN ROOFS! The Ultimate “Trickle-Down” Effect!

Thinking of our space in not-so-obvious ways can result in very efficient solutions! Here, common roofs are thought of as a garden waiting to happen.

Here are a few benefits of this unique and adventurous endeavor!

Green roofs…

  • last longer than conventional roofs;
  • reduce energy costs with natural insulation;
  • create peaceful retreats for people and animals;
  • absorb storm water, potentially lessening the need for complex and expensive drainage systems;
  • improve air quality;
  • help reduce the intense heat that collects in city and suburban developments.

Would you consider a green roof?

Read more at this article featured on How Stuff Works!