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14 green roofs to calm and inspire you

Striking and sustainable

From trim, simple turf to a full head of vegetation, green roofs can draw oohs and aahs for various reasons. For one, they’re just more exciting visually than your average shingle roof, and often help blend the buildings into lush landscapes. Perhaps more importantly, they’re a sustainable option that improves insulation while reducing stormwater run-off.

Below, have a look at the many ways green roofs have been deployed in recent residential projects. If these ideas got you itching to install a green roof for your own home, we have a handbook for that.