Garden Roofing

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Garden or “Green Roofing” is a relatively new concept in the United States, with Chicago Roofing Contractors Association members leading the way in garden roof applications. Garden roofing has been used for centuries in Europe as a way to reduce the need for air conditioning in buildings. Garden roofs also may meet code requirements for reflectivity of roofing in urban area, reducing the heat-island effect.

The jury still is out about the amount of heat island reduction attained with garden roofing when asphalt roads and parking lots, plus building facades all radiate as much or more than roofing systems.