The Ins and Outs of Green Roofing

Did you know that Chicago is home to the world’s largest green-roof? That’s right! Millennium Park is actually 24.5 acres of landscaping sitting atop two subterranean parking garages.  As people grow more and more environmentally conscious, green roofs are becoming more common. In their article, Green Roof Systems Explained, the editors at Facilities.net provide detailed explanations of different green roofing systems.

In this article, you can learn about such things as the differences between extensive and intensive green roofs. The former are the more common are not intended to be walked on. The latter, on the other hand, are meant to be used as public gardens or parks. Millennium Park is one example of an intensive green roof.

While green roofing is not something you are likely to want to have on your home,it can be done. However, for most homeowners, enjoying these rooftop gardens atop commercial building or parking structures is a more likely scenario.

At Baltic Home Improvements, we do not install or repair green roofs, but we do find them an interesting and environmentally friendly roofing alternative. For your other roofing needs, however, our expert roofers will be happy to provide you with a free estimate. And remember, Baltic Home Improvements recycles used roofing material. Contact us today to learn more.

Image Source: Ruth Hartnup