What is Green Roofing

Also known as vegetative or eco-roofing, a green roof has a layer of vegetation planted over a waterproofing system installed over a pitched or flat roof. There are 2 types of  green roofing systems:

Intensive

With a deeper level of growing substrate, intensive green roofing systems support various plant types. Intensive green roofing requires higher levels of irrigation and ongoing maintenance and can support the heavier weight. Terms used to describe this  type of green roof can be referred to as a ‘roof garden’ or a ‘podium roof.’

Extensive

Lightweight with a shallow layer of growing substrate less than 200 mm deep, this type of green roof requires little maintenance, with lower water requirements, and utilizes smaller, low-growing plants like succulents. These types of extensive roofing systems are  also called ‘brown roofs’ or ‘Eco roofs.’

Benefits of Green Roofing

  • Improves the thermal efficiency of a property

  • Extends the life of the roof membrane

  • Reduces air pollution

  • Conserves energy

  • Plus many more benefits!

Looking For a Way to Go Green? Contact Us Today!

At Mr. Max Roofing, we have the experience and expertise in green roofing — from the planning and design phases to delivery, installation, and maintenance. Contact us today if you have any questions and/or would like to set up an appointment.

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