There are many great things about living in the city. There’s always something to do, new people to meet and new foods to try. It is also great for anyone with an adventurous spirit. Of course, although city life is exciting, there are some downsides and they can have a pretty negative effect. Luckily, new ways to combat these negatives are being introduced regularly. One of these solutions is the green roof.
You may be wondering what exactly a green roof is. They are just regular roofs on houses or buildings, except they are covered in vegetation. They can be super simple, or they can host many different types of plants, and include additions like a root barrier and irrigation systems.
There are many different benefits to having a green roof on your house or building. For example, one of the biggest complaints about city life that I hear is the lack of greenery. Naturally, a green roof would be a nice addition to anyone who misses nature in their daily life.
Not only can it elevate your mood, but it has many practical and important uses as well. Green roofs can actually save you a lot of money. They have been proven to decrease utility bills in the summertime because of the cooling effect it has on the interior of buildings. Green roofs can also double or triple the life of a regular roof by protecting it from cracks and harsh sunlight.
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