Benefits of Having A Green Roof on Your Home

by Chris Bohr 11/03/2019

Green roofs are roof systems that feature a root repellent layer, waterproof layer, a filter membrane, drainage layer, and several types of vegetation. Installing these unique roofs does not require you to remove your existing roof because it is acceptable to mount the new one on top of it if engineered correctly. The idea of installing a green roof has become increasingly viral in America and beyond because of its numerous economic, environmental and health benefits:

Green roofs prevent rainwater runoff

If excess water seeps into the ground, it may weaken the foundation of your home, resulting in erosion and create pools of water that destroy the vegetation. Installing a green roof helps prevent these things from occurring by retaining more water in the roots, leaves, and soil embedded in the roof system.

Green roofs benefit local wildlife and promote ecosystem diversity

Green roofs can become a haven for birds and other tiny creatures that find it hard to survive on the ground. Green roofs serve as a home and keep them safe from predators, as well as giving them a resting point during migration.

Green roofs improve air quality

Plants have a high amount of purifying ability, and green roofs comprised of plants which convert carbon dioxide into oxygen and trap toxins and dust make the air cleaner for everyone.

Green roofs are energy efficient 

Installing a green roof in your home will create an extra layer of insulation that is valuable during both the winter and summer months. During winter, a green roof reduces heat loss with its additional layers, and in summer the layers of soil and plants will shield your home from direct sunlight and keep it at a lower temperature.

Green roofs are durable and long lasting

A green roof incorporates a waterproofing layer installed underneath the layers of soil and vegetation. This waterproof layer has twice as long of a lifespan as the waterproof layer of conventional roofs. That means investing in a green roof will save you the time and money used in the maintenance or repair of traditional roofs.

Green roofs reduce noises

If you have noisy neighbors or if you live close to an airport or on a busy street, your green roof can dramatically lessen the amount of noise that gets into your home. Wonder how? Well, the combination of the vegetation and substrate within the roof system acts as sound insulation. Furthermore, tests have shown a reduction in noise of up to 50 decibels.

Green roofs keep you healthy 

Many studies show that people who spend time surrounded by nature have a lower stress level compared to those who do not. The natural elements that create green roofs ensure that installing one keeps your stress levels down and your heart in good in shape.

If you’re looking for that unique home that already has a green roof, speak with your real estate professional to see what homes are available in your community.

About the Author

Chris Bohr

Hello, My name is Chris Bohr, I’m a lifelong resident of the Tampa Bay Area, married to a wonderful woman, Michelle “Missy” Bohr and we have a two year old son who is the apple of my eye. I’m a graduate of Countryside High School in Clearwater, Florida, a Graduate of the University of Central Florida, and an active Realtor and Auctioneer. You are looking for someone to help you to either buy or sell a home, liquidate the contents of a home, or perhaps do it all. I can help! …and I want too. As a member of this great community I’ve seen quite a few changes around these parts and can help guide you through the mazes of the Real Estate World. In addition to the various licenses I’m also a proud member of the Upper Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce, the Pinellas Realtor Organization, Florida Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, won several business awards and was even named the honorary Mayor of Palm Harbor many years ago. Our approach to helping you sell your home starts with a global reach to find those buyers who may be sitting in a cold basement somewhere just looking for a reason to come down to the beautiful sunshine state and stop shoveling snow. In addition to the global reach, I also include the local, “Hey look at me” method of marketing by making your home visible to more potential buyers than most properties on the market today. If you are looking to buy a home, I understand it can be very intimidating, I take the pains away and remind you that buying a home should be fun and if you put the right person on the job I can promise to do my best to walk you through the hurdles of home buying. My approach is founded on experience, of course the experience of buying and selling houses, but also going through the processes myself and recalling the times when it was the most nerve racking. I keep you informed, I answer my phone, and I actually check emails and respond in a professional and courteous manner…I guess you could call that the Golden Rule. What sets me apart from other Realtors is the ability to handle not only your purchase or sale, but also having the ability to liquidate the contents, or lighten your load in regards to contents through our licensed and reputable Estate Sale and Auction Company. I love it here in the Tampa Bay area, and you will too. Drop me a line or give me a call, and let’s get the ball rolling toward your next move! Remember, Bohr Sells Homes, in fact that’s my website. Thank you, Chris