A Rooftop Garden

Before undertaking a rooftop gardening project, it is extremely important to have an expert or a structural architect verify whether your roof can support the weight of a garden. You should also verify that your project is in compliance with municipal by-laws, and that the owner of your building is on-board. Once these questions have been answered, you can install your bins and start to grow your garden. Among the latest trends, green roofs allow otherwise unused space to produce homegrown fruits and vegetables. If you don’t have a green thumb, you can always install a terrace or a relaxing oasis! It is interesting to note that having a greenhouse on the roof reduces heating costs. The greenhouse recovers the heat that escapes through the roof in the winter, and absorbs the sun’s rays in the summer, keeping the building cooler.

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