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Find Out Why Green Roofs Are Finally Becoming Popular in the U.S.

Posted by San Diego Landscaper on Wednesday, 10 April , 2019
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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.

What is a green roof?

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.

What are the benefits of a green roof?

There is a host of benefits from a green roof, including:

  • Lessening the urban heat
  • Lowering the costs of heating and cooling a building, since the vegetation provides a natural insulation
  • Prevention of stormwater runoff
  • Increased habitation of pollinators and birds
  • Cleansing the air

To talk more about green roofs and other landscaping ideas, call Juniper Landscape Company.

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.

Juniper Landscape Company is a provider of professional landscaping services in San Diego, we strive to make San Diego a beautiful place by doing business with integrity and creativity.


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