From Renee on April 13th, 2009 in Green Remodeling
Most green roofs in the U.S. are found on commercial buildings. Where do homeowners interested in pursuing a verdant surface of their own look to? Pictures of commercial green roofs can be awe-inspiring, but impossible to aspire to. Residential roofs won’t typically include paved footpaths and full-grown trees. They are frequently wild and self-sustaining, providing a natural habitat for local wildlife and improving the home’s insulation and air quality.
Here are some down-to-earth examples:
Not sure how the space under this green roof is being used, but it makes you realize all the unused potential of your carport.
Photo credit: http://croom.wordpress.com/
Why not create a garden on your garden shed?
Where does the roof stop and the hill begin?
Photo credit: http://www.marigreen.cz/
Here’s what I meant by wild?
Photo credit: http://realneo.us/
Can you picture this on your cozy cottage?
Photo credit: http://www.techniques-flat-roofing.co.uk/
Lovely little landscape on this flat roof.
Photo credit: http://www.livegreencincinnati.com