Green Roofs and Landscaping – Protech Roofing Services

Green Roofs and Landscaping

Green roofs, also known as eco-roofs, are more than just a way to stand out from the crowd and give your building a unique landscaped design. They are a critical step in reducing flooding and maintaining biodiversity in the UK. As a company that always tries to deliver a high-quality service to our customers and the environment, we have become leaders in green roof installation.

A green roof is a system of roofing that uses natural vegetation to finish the roof covering as opposed to other materials. This layer of vegetation sits on top of the conventional waterproofing layer of the building. This is not a new concept; however it is growing in popularity as people take steps towards mitigating the impacts of climate change. Many local authorities insist on green roof installation on new-build projects.

Systems

Sedum Blanket – This is a lightweight fully grown grass blanket installed on a filter layer, and is then laid directly over the waterproofing system without and secondary substrate. These are low maintenance.

Plug Planted Systems – Individually planted roof, incorporating different sedums, grasses, plants and wildflowers.

Recreational Gardens, Terraces and Spaces  –  These provide gardens and spaces at roof level, with ground level landscaping. It is not uncommon for car parks in city centres to have a green roof on the underground car park, to maximise the space.

 

  • They increase heat insulation meaning lower greenhouse gas emission for your property and lower energy bills.
  • They have a longer lifespan and increase the value of your property.
  • They provide recreational space.
  • Vegetation from green roofs can filter pollutants and CO2 from the air and smog.
  • Intensive green roofs can be used to grow fruit and vegetables.
  • Green roofs are a natural sound insulator.
  • Depending on the design, a green roof can be used for garden leisure activities in properties with no ground level garden.
  • Prevents flooding.