What is are Green Roofs?

A green roof is an extension of a new or existing roof that has:

  • A high-quality waterproofing and root-repellent system
  • A drainage system
  • Filter cloth
  • A lightweight growing medium
  • Plants

Green-roof systems may be integrated, with drainage layers, filter cloth, growing plants already prepared in movable, interlocking grids. Or each component may be installed separately. Green-roof development involves the creation of “contained” green space on top of a building.

One size does not fit all

No single type of green roof works for all buildings, climates and client needs. Therefore no person will have the same garden roof as another. Garden roofs are categorized as “intensive” or “extensive,” based on the depth of…



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