Garden Roofs Are Cool, But Who’s Using Them?

Garden Roofs Are Cool, But Who’s Using Them?   It is estimated that there are about 360 rooftop gardens, partially or fully covered with vegetation in the City of Chicago alone. In a 2010 report, the City of Chicago estimated that, 5,469,463 SF of Rooftop Gardens have been installed in Chicago. Although that seems like […]

MY ROOF NEEDS TO LAST HOW LONG?!

MY ROOF NEEDS TO LAST HOW LONG?! That Doesn’t Even Make Sense! Under current law, the depreciation schedule for commercial roofs is 39 years even though the lifespan of the roofs is 17 years. That gap makes it difficult, nearly impossible, for businesses to recover investments in roofing systems. While legislatures like Representative Tom Reed […]