Green Roof Systems
A green roof system is an extension of the existing roof which helps create a living space for plants in a previously unused area.
Green roof development involves the creation of "contained" green space on top of a man-made structure. Green roofs can provide a
wide range of public and private benefits including reducing storm water runoff, providing a habitat for animals and insects that is
otherwise eliminated by development, reducing energy costs, providing insulation and reducing roof replacement costs. When considering
a green roof installation, first determine if the existing structure can support the additional loading of the increased layers and
ability to retain large amounts of water. This makes retrofitting an existing structure with a green roof more expensive than designing
a green roof into a new building. Design and confirmation of the structural needs by an engineer or architect is highly recommended prior
to installing a green roof.
The following products can be used to create a green roof:
HDPE, PVC, & PPL Liners for use as waterproofing layer.
for drainage of excess water.
for keeping root growth from blocking drainage layers.