Benefits of a Green Roof

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It is a simple fact that humans need plants to survive. Plants convert the carbon dioxide that we exhale into breathable oxygen. It is a necessary give and take relationship that has been going on for countless years.

However, another simple fact is that plants around the world are dying due to deforestation, climate change, and the growth of the human population. However, the growth of the human population isn’t a bad thing. As humans have evolved, we created different ways to coexist with nature. One of the more innovative ways is the green roof. A green roof is a roof that has been transformed into a garden through the use of a waterproof membrane and soil. There are tons of ways that green roofs benefit society.

Benefits of a Green Roof

Minimize Carbon Footprint

As mentioned earlier, plants convert carbon dioxide into breathable oxygen. Having a roof full of plants will help clean the air by converting larger amounts of carbon dioxide.

Growing Your Own Food

One of the most satisfying things in life is eating something that you grew yourself. One of the negatives of city life is that many children don’t get the experience of having a garden. Having a green roof also you to get the best of both worlds.

Visual Appeal

This one is kind of obvious. Having flowers, fruits and vegetables on a roof is much more visually appealing than metal or concrete. Having a green roof gives you the opportunity to appreciate a bit of nature in the heart of the city.

Increased Lifespan

Having a green roof is not only good for your body’s health, but the overall health of the building as well. Green roofs absorb rainfall which can slowly eat away at traditional metals and concrete materials. In turn, the green roof also absorbs sunlight, which will keep the building cooler. This means spending less money on maintaining your roof.

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