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Dec. 9, 2008 at 12:01pm

The Hood Gets Greener

One of our neighbors installed a new roof a few months ago and it is looking fabulous. I don't know what kind of grass they planted up there, but it sure looks healthy.

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by Sophie on 12/26/2008 @ 6:13pm
Hi Heather! Merry Christmas~~ & Happy New Year~~
There is not white Christmas but I'm sure that happy Chistmas in your heart with your family!!
God bless you and yours!

Love,
Sophy

by Erik on 12/27/2008 @ 8:45am
Nice. A Tacoma trend:



i.feedtacoma.com/Erik/extreme-green-roof...

by KevinFreitas on 12/27/2008 @ 9:31am
That's awesome Heather! You know who they had install it? I so want to go that way for my big carport someday. Thanks for sharing!

by fredo on 12/28/2008 @ 10:43am
Will these roofs handle the loads? And what about property insurance? Do you need approval from your lender to attempt this?. The roofs I've seen are pretty but what if a homeowner wants scotch broom up there?

by Dave_L on 12/29/2008 @ 12:01pm
@Erik - Troy says he did that one, too.

by Altered Chords on 12/29/2008 @ 1:49pm
Troy told me that the grass greatly extends the life of a roof. It negates the harmful effect of heat from the sun - the greatest threat to any roof.

You can't get any greener than having a grass roof! Awesome!

(but I wouldn't want to mow it)

by Dave_L on 12/29/2008 @ 4:33pm
That reminds me, I actually saw a "Flymo" at Troy's place! I wonder if that's what he uses. (Either that or it was part of some personal hovercraft project.)

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