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Grow a Garden on Your Roof!?

Naperville roofers

My family has had roofing problems for years. That is, until we found out about residential green roof systems. These are literally living roofs. You see, residential green roof systems is when you cover your whole roof, or just a part of it, in a growing medium or vegetation planted over a waterproofing membrane.

True, tile roofs can last up to as long as 100 years, but individual tiles can break. You can always replace them, but only a specialist can do that, and there is no guarantee that your commercial roofing contractors have these specialists available. Because our tiles kept breaking, we found that residential green roof systems to be a good alternative for us.

Residential green roof systems are not necessarily for everyone, either. With proper care and maintenance, your roof will last you a good while or even repaired. This includes doing a routine inspection of your roof with a bi annual gutter cleaning. This can all avoid costly problems in the future. If your roof does have water damage, though, and it was properly installed about 15 to 20 years ago, chances are you can repair it.

If you think that residential green roof systems are a viable solution for your roofing problems, though, then you need to get an estimate of how much roofing you’ll need. In order to find this estimate, you multiply the overall length and width of each roof section in feet to measure its area. Then, you add 10 percent to allow for waste. Divide this number by 100 to determine how many square of residential green roof systems you’ll need. If you figure on about 30 squares for your typical 2,300 square foot house, then add about 3,500 to 10,000 dollars in labor and you’ll have the total cost.

Our green roof system works perfectly, and I think it looks awesome. If you have any questions, feel free to comment and ask! Links like this.

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