Careful planning and design is required, due to the complex nature of installation of a green roof in the UK. Once installed correctly, a green roof requires very little maintenance, and can provide a sustainable, and aesthetically beautiful flat roof that will last for years.
What is a green roof?
A green roof consists of several layers, including waterproofing and drainage layers, rooting layers and planting. The order in which these layers are installed is a critical process, and making mistakes can mean the difference between success and failure of your green roof.
Green roofing has been growing in popularity for more than a decade, and has been installed over the world in some of the most striking buildings and places.
Urban green roof installation is becoming popular in the domestic market as well as being well-established in the commercial world. The growth of environmentally-friendly green, or sedum roofing is being noted for its ability to sustain wildlife and help with water conservation and retention in cities all over the globe.
Getting advice about green roof installation
There are DIY tutorials and help all over the internet if you have been getting ready to plan your green roof project. By taking steps to plan carefully, significant time and money can be saved by the time it is completed.
If it is professional advice you are after, Permaroof UK Ltd are right there at the forefront, with a mission to ‘Make the UK Greener – One Roof at a Time.’
Permaroof import and stock Firestone’s EPDM rubber roof membrane, the ideal moisture barrier for green roof installations. EPDM membrane has an expected lifespan of more than 50 years, and when laid correctly in this type of installation, can give your green roof longevity you can be confident in.
Permaroof’s green roof division offers advice about the entire installation, and can recommend planting methods that are virtually fool proof. Find out more about green roof installation, and take a partner on board to help make sure that your green roof planning leaves nothing to chance.