sod roof

sod roof

A roof composed of a thick layer of grassland containing roots; frequently it is pitched or barrel-shaped and supported by logs or other wall structure.
See also: Roof

sod roof

A roof composed of a thick layer of grassland containing roots; frequently pitched or barrel-shaped and supported by logs; usually prone to problem of water leakage. In sod houses of better quality, the sod roofs were covered with shingles (which were then covered with additional sod to prevent the shingles from being blown away). In upscale modern sod houses, an impermeable plastic sheet is set beneath the sod roof to reduce or eliminate water leakage.
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The plot is simple: Man builds cabin in wilds of Alaska, proceeding step by step from the notching of each log to the application of a sod roof, with assorted pauses to cook hotcakes, view wildlife, or make meditative observations like "What a man never has, he never misses" and "It is surprising how comfortable a hard bunk can be after you come down off a mountain.
In Scandinavia and Northern Europe, sod roof systems have seen continuous use on residential and farm structures for more than 500 years (Saeverud 2008; Herfindal 2004).
This "quarry" gave me stone for the walls of the root cellar and provided a solid support for the sod roof.
The romantic vision is the sod roof and grasses" says Reed, "but the most durable plant is the sedum plant" a humble succulent.
Irvin Goodon was born in 1933 in the Turtle Mountains of Manitoba, one of eight children raised in a one-room log house with a dirt floor and sod roof.
Suddenly things I originally thought puzzling made sense, and I set out tso see examples of every one (including the sod roof on the pool filter room and the organic garden and greenhouse).
It has a large central fireplace, living sod roof and a "welcoming stone" set in the maple hardwood floor.
Supported by steel and concrete, the deck originates at the wine cellar dug into the rock face, works its way up to the main riving level, flanks both sides of the pavilion, meanders through intimate gardens, and then leads to the sod roof, which doubles as the lawn for the main house.
Payback periods ranged widely depending on the component; less than seven years payback for the open plenum HVAC system and more than 20 years payback for the planted sod roof.
The only expense for our animal coop was the cost of the pond liner for the sod roof (note the rubber sheet sticking out in the photo), which cost $300.
A green home doesn't necessarily need a sod roof or solar panels," Styczynski adds.