3 Types of Green Roofs: Which One Is Right For You?

When you’re ready to replace your roof, going green and making a choice to do your part for the planet is increasingly becoming easier. Here are three different types of green roofs you have to choose from:

#1 A green roof may mean that plants cover the roof area of your home. Sometimes called a living roof, a building that is partially or completely covered with vegetation planted in a growing medium, over a waterproof layer of some kind is one definition of a green roof.

Green roofing materialsThis is growing, green-roofed home 
This type of green roof is fun to look at but if you’re not willing to grow your roof or you’re afraid your Home Owners Association (HOA) won’t go for it, keep reading.

#2 Green Roof describe the color that tops off your home The Multi-Width DaVinci Slate in Weathered Green looks great and gives you green times two! It is the color green and is also environmentally green.

Green roofingDaVinci Roofscapes Weathered Green blends beautifully with the surroundings.
Green is what is called “nature’s neutral” because green works with every other color found in the natural environment so don’t shy away from using green on your roof.

Versatile green may stand alone, be seen in combination with just about any of the other color family or can be layered tone-on-tone. If your home is surrounded by green in your landscape, then a shade of this hue that is draw from the surrounding vegetation will usually works best. If your home is set in a dry or sandy area, green can work if it is very toned down or grayed.

If green isn’t the best color for your home and you already ruled out a roof that grows, you can still find the green roof you’re hoping for with option #3.

#3 Are you thinking that this roof doesn’t look green? If so, you’re both right and wrong. This roof isn’t the color green but this roof is green when it comes to being environmentally green.

DaVinci Roofscapes Brownstone blend — a roof that is both brown and “green”
A green roofing product is one that is durable, has superior performance, is made in a sustainable manner and can be recycled once the long lifetime is complete. This descriptions fits all of the roofing products made by DaVinci Roofscapes.

So say goodbye to the idea of a roof mower and hello to a low maintenance DaVinci Roofscapes roofing systems. Whether you choose one that is the color green or let you imagination loose as you use the Color Designer to find the perfect color to compliment your home, you can be sure you’ll find the right green roof for you.