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Old 04-05-2012, 08:00 PM   #1
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Has anyone tried this? I thought about trying it this summer being that i want to get a better/bigger garden going this year. thanks

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Old 04-05-2012, 10:36 PM   #2
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What type roof do you have. It's done all the time in Europe, and new constrution office buildings, but the roof was designed for the added weight and differant water proofing then a normal roof.

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I have a low-pitch hip roof with concrete shingles. My idea was to put lighter weight plants that do not get very big to keep the weight down. But then again, the roof has been up for over 50 years and has shown no signs of problem even with 18" of snow on it.
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I agree not to underestimate the weight of even seemingly lightweight plants and wet planting soil. You will need some sort of containment for it all and people weighing 100 pounds will be walking around up there. You may have to add railings or something for code compliance.

Answer to your question is sure it can be done I would guess.
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