Last year, nearly 30 percent of new homes in the U.S. had partial or full basements, according to the Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction.
Several myths hinder installation of green roofs on residential properties
Fear of leaks is among the most prevalent misconceptions
Myths regarding the structure and maintenance of green roofs hinder their installation for residential properties. Misconceptions about green roofs, such as being prone to leaks, are not accurate, according to this article. Green roofs do not cause leaks with proper design and installation, and they are not costly to maintain if they are designed with plants that are suitable to the local climate, it says.