THE ULTIMATE IN ECO-FRIENDLY
A Living Roof – also known as a Green Roof – is an active, growing carpet of vegetation. These roofs are built with a layer of dirt over a waterproof membrane or BUR roof system. The vegetation is usually drought-resistant grass, wildflowers, or landscaping plants. Irrigation systems are often incorporated into the installation. Besides adding visual appeal, other benefits of green roof systems include significantly decreased energy costs and reduced stormwater runoff.
How Long Does A Living Roof Last?
Depending on the level of maintenance needed and the attention given to this maintenance, a green roof can easily last 30 to 50 years or more.
Characteristics of a Living Roof System
- Living green roofs reduce heating and cooling costs
- Helps control stormwater runoff.
- Can be used for recreational space or gardening.
- Eco-friendly – reduces carbon dioxide in urban environments.
- Requires regular maintenance done by building owner, including replanting.
- A roof requires adequate structural support.
If you are in the market for a living roof, give us a call or fill out our contact form today. We would love to sit down with you and discuss the installation process and answer any questions you may have.