A green roof system is an addition to your existing roof. A green roof system involves, at a minimum, high-quality waterproofing, a root repellent system, a drainage system, a filter cloth, a lightweight growing medium, and various plants.
Our Rivetti Landscapes green roof systems can also be modular, with drainage layers, filter cloth, and plants already prepared in movable, interlocking grids. So, our professional may install each component of the system separately. Green roofs are “contained” green space on top of a man-made structure. This green space can be below, at, or above grade. But in all cases, they exist separate from the ground. Green roofs have been installed worldwide and can provide a wide range of public and private benefits.
Benefits of Green Roofing
- Aesthetic Improvements
- Waste Diversion
- Stormwater Management
- Improved Air Quality
- Energy Efficiency
- Fire Retardation
- Reduction Of Electromagnetic Radiation
- Noise Reduction
What Kinds Of Landscape Design Plan Should I Use, And What Types Of Plants Can I Grow On My Roof?
Plant selection depends on various factors, including climate, composition, depth of growing medium, height, and slope of the roof, loading capacity, maintenance expectations, and the presence or absence of an irrigation system. Our Rivetti Landscapes team will advise you on suitable plants and the design of your green roofing project.
How Much Does A Green Roof Cost?
Our Rivetti Landscapes team will discuss the cost of a green roof project during your consultation with our team. These factors include the depth of growing medium, selected plants, installation size, use of irrigation, and whether they are accessible on inaccessible – intensive, semi-intensive, or extensive. Intensive green roofs typically require more significant investment but confer the benefits of accessibility. During your initial consultation, a team member will discuss your green roofing goals and go over the project’s estimated costs.