If you’ve done any research about green building practices, then you may have stumbled upon the mention of green roofs. Green roofs, which are basically vegetated roofs, can have a huge benefit on the energy efficiency of your home, but there are a lot of myths about it that causes skepticism in some homeowners. The following are a few of the more common myths about green roofs:
- Green roofs are experimental – Green roofs are a result of a sustainability trend that may not end up having much effect. This is simply not true – green roofs have been around for centuries!
- Green roofs are only for green buildings – You don’t have to have a zero energy home to be able to install a green roof. Some homes have green roofs just for aesthetic purposes and to increase their garden space.
- Green roofs cause structural issues – Green roofs are not more susceptible to leaks than normal roofs. In fact, a green roof may last longer due to the protection against ultraviolet sunlight that the greenery provides.
Avoid these myths and consider a green roof for your home. For more information about green building, contact us at Trilogy Builds.