Believe it or not, some people are going green in a major way by having actual grass grown on the roofs of their houses. There are actually some advantages to doing this. Among them: they absorb rainwater well, they can be visually appealing, the help to lower urban air temperatures, they produce a sound barrier and they can even reduce heating and cooling costs.

However, there are a number of disadvantages too – mainly, you have to keep these roofs trimmed and this means mowing. Going up on your rooftop to do work is already dangerous on its own – when you add a lawn-mower to the mix, it is even more hazardous.

For owners of more traditional homes, if you start noticing green patches or vegetation growing on your roof, this is not a good sign. You can call the experts at Baltic Home Improvements, a highly-rated Chicagoland roofing contractor, to schedule a roof-inspection or to do repair or new-roof installation work. Contact us today for a free estimate on your job.

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