“Although green roofs are not simple or cheap, many cities recognize that long-term benefits outweigh the initial cost concerns,” says Carla Davis with NC State University.
“New York City, for example, has a pilot program encouraging the installation of green roofs by offering tax abatements. Provided that other cities follow suit, you might be seeing more and more roof gardens.”
Green roofs require time and care when it comes to planning, construction and initial upkeep, but your effort will be rewarded with a beautiful vegetative roof system that requires less maintenance over the years. When designing your green roof, remember these must-haves to better insulate and protect your roof, provide drainage, and have adequate irrigation for your plants.
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