Many homes have been turning to alternative sources of electricity to reduce utility bills. One thing most people underestimate is the power of green roofing. Green roofing is making your roof into a green landscape with plants and vegetation. It can make your house look adorable and at the same time save you much in terms of utility bills, and even tax. Here are its benefits for homeowners.
1. Pollution Incentives
By green roofing, you contribute to the wellness of the neighborhood. You can have pollution incentives on your tax. Not only do plants absorb the pollution, it is also beneficial as they produce more oxygen and they provide a breezy atmosphere to your home.
2. Stormwater management
Seasons change and storm water can be absorbed by the green roof’s soil. This can help the plants grow much better and reduce the risk of floods and the water getting into urban neighborhoods. It also helps your house moderate the temperatures of the water. Your house is guaranteed not to be too cold during the rainy season.
3. Urban Heat Reduction
In an urban neighborhood, concrete can easily absorb temperature. This radiates to passer-bys and the entire neighborhood itself. A green roof can reduce the effects because of the daily dew and evaporation that the plants perform. These are able to cool neighborhoods, even whole cities with enough green roofs. Light is also used by plants to produce food, beneficial to humans as it produces oxygen as well.
4. Energy Efficiency
With its temperature maintaining capabilities, a green roof can effectively increase the usage of an HVAC or a heater inside the house. This can save you much money from utility bills as well.