Save On Bills, Taxes With Sky Gardens

Green roofs can cut air-conditioning bills, last longer than regular roofs, and are environment-friendly. Now they could help you save on taxes too.

"This trendy home improvement - a blanket of special lightweight soil, insulation, waterproofing and low-maintenance plants - will save you money by cutting your power bills and increasing the life span of your roof, experts said.

And there's an extra incentive - a federal tax credit that's part of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, which established deductions for energy-efficient home improvements."

Thanks to ASLA: The Dirt

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