A Look at a Green Roofing Business

If you have a green thumb, and you’re looking for a green business to start, you might want to consider the green roofing industry.

This story in the Missoulian reports on a small Montana business employing the Xero Flor green roofing system designed in Germany. Nate Lengacher grows a mix of sedum and drought-resistant succulents on the Xero Flor mats, which are then rolled up like sod.

When installed on commercial or residential roofs, living roof systems can extend the lifetime of traditional waterproofing from about 10 years to 40 or even 50 years, while decreasing heating and cooling costs.

Green roofs have been common in Europe for years, but are just catching on in the U.S.

Link to the article below.


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