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Old 08-21-11, 04:07 PM   #11
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I've been thinking about adding a green roof to my house. Does anyone know if it is feasible to have a green roof on a residential home, or is it mainly commercial buildings? Can most home hold the additional weight of a green roof? I have heard some about green roofs helping to insulate. Does anyone have one and have you noticed a difference in your heating/cooling bill? Also, does anyone know of Dallas roofing contractors that do this type of work?


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Old 08-22-11, 02:33 PM   #12
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I've been thinking about adding a green roof to my house. Does anyone know if it is feasible to have a green roof on a residential home, or is it mainly commercial buildings? Can most home hold the additional weight of a green roof? I have heard some about green roofs helping to insulate. Does anyone have one and have you noticed a difference in your heating/cooling bill? Also, does anyone know of Dallas roofing contractors that do this type of work?
Check out this recent BSC article on green roofs. I think it will answer all of your questions.

BSI-052: Seeing Red Over Green Roofs — Building Science Information
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Interesting read!
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Old 09-26-11, 06:02 AM   #14
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Yes you can. You have no different worries than you would for any other roof. You need to make sure your roof garden structure can handle the extra load. You need to make sure that the steel itself has support under it.

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A well designed green roof should outlast most other roof types since the rubber waterproof layer is protected by a layer of soil from UV exposure, hail, and the other forms of weathering that eventually destroy other types of roof materials that are exposed to the elements. Just make sure that no tree seedlings get established on the green roof. Also, if you want to harvest rainwater, the water draining from a green roof has been filtered by the soil on the roof.

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