One popular trend for both residential and commercial roofing projects is utilizing the space of a flat roof to create a garden space that is great for the morale of those in the building, as well as benefits the environment. Flat roofs provide a ton of unutilized space that could greatly benefit from the addition of a rooftop garden. These roofs are also the safest for others to enjoy the space. Rooftop gardens provide several great benefits.
Benefits of a Rooftop Garden
There is no real downside to having a rooftop garden. Whether you want to plant colorful flowers or useful herbs, a garden is a great way to spend time outdoors. Benefits include:
- Direct sunlight. Plants need a lot of sunlight to grow. Rooftop gardens are above any obstructions, ensuring that your plants have the best opportunity to thrive.
- Improved air quality. Large cities especially put out large amounts of pollution that can impact the quality of the air we breathe. Plants take in CO2 and release oxygen, literally providing us with a breath of fresh air.
- Reduces temperature. Your roof can get hot during the summer months. This is largely due to the sun’s direct impact on the roof surface. Plants can provide shade that reduces this impact, lowering the temperature of the roof’s surface.
Let Rogue Valley Roofing Help
While we may not be experts when it comes to your garden, we are experts when it comes to your roof. We can help you determine whether your specific roof would be safe for a roof garden. We can also discuss roofing options if you are looking for a more sustainable option for your next roofing material. When you have questions concerning your roof, the professionals at Rogue Valley Roofing have the answers. Contact us today.