Top critical review
6 people found this helpful
on February 28, 2011
This book has a wide variety of information, however, it does seem aimed at much larger projects. It discusses much, but gives few recommendations. For instance, it discusses built up roofing and sbs roofs, who in their right mind would consider putting them under a green roof? There seems to be a fear of recommending or discounting things. I guess I did expect more specifics. There are many places where it states "X is used in many green roofs" or "green roof designers generally do this" Is this good? Is this bad? What do you think? I am reading your book, I want to know what you think! I cannot recall many places where it states 'don't'
It does have some illustrations of the green roof layers. I think I wanted more
Overall, it is a multidisciplinary look at all of the topics involved in a green roof, but after reading you will not be ready to do it, unless by building a green roof you mean hiring the people who do it.
So I still need a book on plantings.....
I still need a book by a hands on green roof builder about building in my climate.....
It does have info on weights of soils etc.
So it is a good book, but not the book I wanted it to be, so who's fault is that?