Tonight the board of 177 East 77th threw a rooftop party. If you were there I don’t have to tell you how successful it was! Great weather, snacks, a bartender with wine and Amstel Lite (she had me with the Amstel Lite). And a message to our building:
Our roof must be fixed. There is no debating this fact. The question is, what kind of a roof do we want? Beyond making it structurally safe, a number of people in our building would like to go a step further and make it a “green roof” . A “green roof” is both environmentally sound, aesthetically pleasing and extremely usable.
While many like the idea, other owners have made an important point: a “green roof” is not free. Our board is currently reviewing proposals and will announce plans in the near future (when they do a follow up blog will be posted).
As a long time resident owner, I applaud the the board for taking so much time on its due diligence with regard to our roof. I believe an investment in our roof (if done properly) can pay immediate dividends in our quality of life. Moreover, when it comes time to sell, resident owners will see a greater profit due to the added value our roof.
How much will it cost? Thats what I would like to know…
So what kind of roof would you like to have? Is a “green roof” worth the investment? Feel free to comment – we’d like to hear from you.