Green roofs are a new, ecological addition to conventional roofs. They're designed to protect and disguise the underlying roofing substrate with a natural, aesthetic layer.
What is a green roof?
A green "living" roof is a pitched or sloping roof covered in vegetation. Green roofs typically use sedum, a highly versatile flowering plant, among other types of outdoor vegetation to create a natural effect.
Strandek® green roofing
Our Strandek® Extensive Green Roofs are suitable for almost all flat roofs; compared to others, they're lightweight, possess all-season durability and are very low-maintenance.
These roofs are ideal for homeowners, businesses and factories, where footfall on the roof is limited.
Benefits of Green Roofing
There are a variety of benefits to owning a green roof. Some of these are listed below:
- Environmentally friendly
- Energy efficient
- Noise reduction
- Greener brand
- Structurally safe
- Increased roof life
- Natural aesthetics
- Improved storm water control
- Easy to maintain
- Safe and reliable
There are multiple applications for Strandek® Extensive Green Roofing. Here are some suggestions:
- Flat roof
- Holiday homes
- Sports complexes
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q What plants are available?
We currently use sedum-based vegetation because it’s generally a low-maintenance, all-weather plant, but are more than happy to adapt to your needs.
Q What types of roofs do you do?
Flat and pitched flat roofs with slopes of 2 - 5 and 5 - 25 degrees respectively.
Q Can my roof support the additional weight?
We use lightweight vegetation and will assess your roof. Most roofs can withstand several times the weight of wet sedum, which is significantly less than that which would be applied by a human standing on the roof.
Q How much maintenance is required?
Some maintenance is required in the first few months, but we use robust sedum sources from a UK supplier. The sedum we use is all-season and very adaptive to the UK’s climate.
Q Can I choose the vegetation on my roof?
Of course, we’ll be happy to help you choose and install a suitable vegetation.
Q What if the roots grow into my roof?
We utilise root barriers, which act to block roof growth. It is extremely unlikely that, failing the root barrier, the roots would be able to penetrate a GRP roof.