Green roof, good idea?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by MyChickpeas, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. MyChickpeas

    MyChickpeas Out Of The Brooder

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    I was looking through the designs posted here and saw a coop with a "green roof" that had like a sedum garden on the top. Does this really keep the coop cooler and does it cause rot? Thanks.
     
  2. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Green roofs have waterproofing membranes and root barrier membranes (to keep roots from poking the waterproofing membrane) below the soil. If your roof is big enough, yes it can help w heating and cooling, as well as stormwater runoff. I'm thinking most coop roofs are tiny and not worth the trouble, but it could also be considered aesthetic.
     
  3. MyChickpeas

    MyChickpeas Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm pretty into gardening so the asthetics would almost be worth the work.
     
  4. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    go for it. There's a lot of online info about green roofs.
     
  5. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Not too long ago I found plans for building a bird feeder with a green roof - I really want to try that! Hadn't thought about the coop.... [​IMG]
     

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