Houston Roofing: Article About Green Roof Misconceptions

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There are many different names associated with green roofs, including "eco roofs," "vegetative roofs," and "living roofs." There are also a number of misconceptions that surround green roofs, their properties and their installation. Many homeowners may be interested in learning more about how to convert their existing roof systems into a more environmentally friendly one, yet are intimidated by the anticipated amount of work involved. Here is a look at two of the most common myths about green roofs. Homeowners who are interested in learning more about available green roof options as well as their associated costs and installation procedures are encouraged to contact a Houston roofing professional with the requisite experience.

Simply stated, a green roof is any type of roofing system that fosters vegetative growth. It consists of a root barrier, a series of built in irrigation systems and a waterproof membrane, and each type can feature a range of different plants species and sizes. Some green roofs serve as an accessible roof deck that allows homeowners to plant edible vegetables, while others resemble the structure of a traditional roofing system.

One of the most common myths associated with green roofs is that they are a recent fad. In fact, the concept of green roofs has been in existence for centuries.

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The only difference between modern adaptations of green roofs as compared with those that were built a century ago is that they have become more advanced. Thinner, lighter green roofs can be manufactured to allow for far more installation options and customizable details.

Many individuals enjoy the aesthetic value associated with a green roof, but mistakenly believe that it might be more prone to developing water leaks or become the source of structural problems in a home. However, the truth about water leaks is that they can easily develop on any type of roofing system regardless of whether it consists of asphalt shingles or vegetative plants. In fact, green roofs actually help to combat standing water on the surface of the roof because the plants absorb excess moisture and prevent runoff. The plants also act as a natural weathering barrier and help to reduce exposure to ultraviolet radiation.

As with any type of roofing system, green roofs with structural problems such as water leaks are mainly the result of improper installation techniques. Because it is such a unique procedure, it is important that the roofing company that installs the green roof is very familiar with the process.

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