Green Roofs - Are they worth it?
Financially speaking, it is hard to determine whether green roofs and walls will offer an attractive return on the initial investment. Nonetheless, it is certain that they do offer certain financial benefits, such as the prolonging of the roof or wall’s lifespan, potential savings on energy bills, as well as the possibility of increasing property values. What’s more, in the case of business green roof installations, customers will appreciate the commitment to reducing carbon emissions.
Ecologically speaking, the case for installing a green roof or wall is extremely compelling, particularly in built up urban areas. As noted above, there are several ways in which they can benefit the environment, improving the health of humans, animals and plants alike.
What’s more, as green roofs and walls become more popular across America, more and more states are introducing incentives for people and businesses to install them. You can find out about tax and rebate incentives in your state here.