Green Roofs Advantages and Disadvantages

Green roofs or living roofs are made up of soil and plants; almost like creating a garden on your roof. Here I will tell you the pro and cons of having a green roof. Let’s start with the pros.

  1. Green roofs have excellent insulation! The plants are a perfect insulation that will keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. The plants absorb all the UV rays from the sun and blocks cold winds.
  2. Definitely eco friendly!
  3. Money saving on your electric bill.
  4. Unique curb appeal you can definitely wow your neighbors!

Like all roofs there are some cons to a green roof…

  1. The price to do a green roof can cost two to three times as much as a normal roof. You must add extra structural support to hold to extra weight, because green roofs are heavy.
  2. Green roofs can not be do on sloped roofs. They are done on roofs with minimal slop age of flat roofs.
  3. Due to the roots of the plants possible penetrating the waterproofing on your roof you are more succeptable to getting leaks and other damage to your home.
  4. You must keep up the maintenance of the roof just like a garden so you need a lot of time.