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Green Roofs and Walls are Beautiful and Good for the Environment

Do you want to set your landscape apart from the landscapes around it with unique and beautiful foliage that will give your yard a unique and inviting look? If so, you should be thinking about green roofs and walls. Right now, you might be thinking, “That’s crazy! Why would I paint my home walls and roof green — that would look absurd!” However green roofs and walls are not home structures that have simply been painted green. They’re also not just parts of a structure that are more environmentally friendly — though this does play a role — green roofs and walls are roofs and walls that are alive because they are composed almost entirely of plants.

A green roof or wall is part of a structure in your wall that has been incorporated into the surrounding foliage. When you choose a green roof or wall, you encourage plants to climb that wall or grow on that roof. This makes your yard’s structure look beautiful, covered with rich, green foliage — it is an exterior look that produces a welcoming, natural effect, an effect that can’t be mimicked by painting or other man-made devices.

Green roofs and walls are also — well — green, environmentally green, that is. When you encourage plants to grow along a building structure, those plants serve as additional insulation and also cool the building’s walls. This means that the building must use less energy for temperature control. Green roofs are also sustainable, since green roofs often last longer than other types of roofs. This means that using a green roof or walling system can decrease your energy bill, lower your bills, and make the outside of your home appear much more inviting, all by simply including this landscaping element in your yard.

To ensure a green roof or wall is implemented and cared for successfully, you must ensure you have a professional overseeing the project. Landscapers like Ciminellis Landscaping specialize in green roof and wall care and can help you add this feature to your home and landscape. Visit Ciminellis at https://www.ciminellislandscape.com/green-roofs-walls.

What are Ecoscaping Services

Matt Ciminelli, President and owner of Ciminelli’s Landscape Services, Inc. is one of an inaugural group of professionals to achieve the Green Roof Professional Accreditation developed by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, a not for profit organization of the Green Roof experts. Their mission is to increase the awareness of the economic, social and environmental benefits of green roofs and green walls and other forms of architecture.

The GRP designation demonstrates that Matt has attained the level of interdisciplinary knowledge of the best practices associated with the successful design, installation and maintenance of green roof and green wall systems.

What are Green Roofs and Green Walls and why build them?
Green roofs and green walls are substantially covered with living plants. They offer significant long-term economical and environmental advantages.

How do Rain Gardens improve water quality?
Rain gardens allow rain to slowly penetrate the soil as opposed to quickly running off into storm drains, carrying pollutants and particles into our creeks, rivers and Bay. They are designed to use an existing low spot in the landscape.

How can we use Pervious Surfaces?
Pervious surfaces are used to reduce water runoff to improve and regenerate groundwater supplies and reduce pollutants in the waterways.

Ciminelli’s Green Roofs and Green Walls

A green wall or a green roof may have little to do with paint color but it has a lot to do with the aesthetics of your home. The green concept is derived from its integration of plants and living foliage into the design and structure of the wall and roof itself. In essence, nature becomes the wall and roof itself creating a living and growing part of your home.

Not only are they a beautiful living work of art, they provide tangible benefits to the home in which they thrive. The addition of natural greenery has a cooling effect on the area surrounding it because of the plants natural carbon dioxide exchange. This same exchange process also purifies the air inside of the home creating a safer and healthier place to breathe.

Green roofs and walls also provide a comprehensive benefit during the rainy fall and spring months by reducing water runoff. The living structure works to absorb the excess water around the home. The complex structure also serves as a highly efficient filtration system filtering out harmful pollutants.

Green roofs provide a unique variety of benefits to the home. Conventional roofs are traditionally the greatest source of heat loss due to inadequate insulation. A green roof is a natural insulator and can reduce the need for air conditioning by over 75% in some regions. For regions prone to fire, a green roof may provide the perfect solution due to its significantly lower burning heat load.

Choosing to integrate a green roof or green wall into your home can be a richly beneficial process especially when working with professionals who care about these benefits for homeowners. Matt Ciminelli of Ciminelli’s Landscape Services, Inc. specializes in green roofs and green walls for exactly this reason. One of the first professional groups to achieve the Green Roof Professional Accreditation, Matt utilizes his dedication to best practices, superior design, and quality installation to bring the best in green roofs and walls home to you. Contact Ciminelli’s Landscape to discover how green walls and a green roof can radically reshape the home you live in.