Green roofing, also known as a “living roof” is a form of roofing that is covered with vegetation, plants or grass that is planted over a waterproof membrane. Not only do they look interesting and quirky, they have numerous benefits to both the environment and your home. Green roofing is great at absorbing rainwater, providing extra heat insulation and even providing habitats for local wildlife. Green roofing used in built-up urban areas can also help to lower air temperature and provide cleaner, breathable air. As these roofs feature living plant life, they require more regular maintenance than a standard roof – some may require trimming, replanting and even mowing.