Green Roofing Ideas to Consider for Your New Home

roof against blue skies
Source: Gelotte Hommas

If you’re interested in going green in your home build or renovation, you can do so in ways that are less traditional than your neighbors. Instead of simply switching out lightbulbs, consider implementing a green roof in your home design. Here are some things to consider:

  • Creating a space, on your roof, for flowers and, possibly, a quiet area for meditation can help preserve your inner peace as it is a great retreat for reading, practicing yoga, or just getting away for a bit.
  • Installing the latest technology in solar cell panels can turn your vacant area into a power producing center.
  • Turning the flat second or third floor portions of your roof into a walkway is an easy way to combine fresh air and access to other areas of the same floor.

Another consideration is that implementing a green roof helps to keep the house cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. It also increases your curb appeal and resale value.

At Gelotte Hommas Architecture, we have a unique ability to turn your home into a work of art while keeping the environment in mind. We help you visualize your new home through a multimedia presentation so you can see it for the first time before the ground is graded through line drawings, computer generated images, and a virtual tour.

The green home improvements that are on your mind, and ours, can be implemented today by contacting Gelotte Hommas Architecture, in Bellevue, WA. We put the “The Art in Architecture” for you.

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