It may seem like a thoroughly modern design idea, something born during the “green” movement by eco-loving hippies. But, actually, throughout history and many cultures, green roofs have often been the norm.
Remember, most people lived in simple earthen homes that were sometimes dug out of hillsides or creek banks. It was only natural that native grasses and wildflowers would flourish on top. Homes with sod or thatched grass roofs, were also susceptible to “invasions” by seeds carried on the wind. Soon every home in the village had a green roof!
Seeking ways to live more harmoniously with nature, modern homeowners are re-discovering the beauty of this kind of roofing. If you are planning to install a green roof, here are some things to consider and keep in mind. [Continue reading]