The notion of a living roof – or green roof – really took off in the U.S. in 2008 with the opening of the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. Planted on a roof of the four-story building were wildflowers and native plants.
Since then, the idea of green roofs has really caught on. In 2016, for example, San Francisco required new buildings 10 stories high or higher to cover 15-30 percent of its roof with either solar panels, vegetation, or a combination of the two.
In this issue, the San Diego landscape designers with Juniper Landscape will talk more about green roofs and their numerous benefits.
If you’d like to speak one-on-one with a Juniper professional, just call us at (619) 334-9464. You can also reach us via email.
While they’ve been popular in Europe for quite some time, green roofs are now steadily growing in popularity here in the states.
Simply put, green roofs are those partially covered by vegetation. Underneath the vegetation growth is a complex system of waterproofing and other protections for the building underneath.
There is a host of benefits from a green roof, including:
If you’d like to talk about how a green roof could benefit your home, just give us a call. We’ll guide you through the entire process.
For more information about how our expert team can work with you, call Juniper Landscape Company at 619-334-9464 or you can reach us via email.