Product Focus: Vegetative Roof Systems
Carlisle SynTec Systems
Carlisle’s Sedum Hybrid Panel Roof Garden system combines the performance of a traditional system with the ease of installation and removal of a tray system. The panels are simply laid over a protection fabric and locked together with no tools required. Sedum Hybrid Panels arrive on the roof with full vegetative coverage, can be easily removed, replaced or reconfigured at any time, and can be used over a variety of structures. For more information, visit www.carlislesyntec.com.
GAF’s GardenScapes™ garden roofs not only save energy, they offer a whole host of related advantages for your existing or planned facility, including increased roof life. They can also be combined with a GAF PlazaDeck system to create not only an energy-saving system, but an outdoor deck, patio or other functional area — it’s like adding an extra floor to your property at a fraction of the normal cost. GardenScapes garden roofs quality for LEED credit. For more information, visit www.gaf.com.
The Garland Company
Garland’s next-generation GreenShield® Module vegetative roof systems offer the versatility and convenience of modularized vegetative containers. Taking advantage of special lightweight soils and plant materials, these industrial-strength modules can be readily rearranged or removed, providing considerable aesthetic flexibility as well as ready access to the underlying roofing for maintenance. The modules are specifically designed to facilitate irrigation and drainage, and can be landscaped with flourishing vegetation in advance of roof installation. For more information, visit www.garlandco.com.
Firestone Building Products
The Firestone Building Products SkyScape™ Vegetative Roof System is an easy-to-install, sustainable roof system that requires significantly less maintenance than alternate roofing options. Available in either a multi-layered or modular system, it protects roofing material from UV degradation, mitigates wind uplift, creates an insulating layer to reduce heating and cooling costs, and improves storm water management. The system also enhances air quality resulting from the conversion of carbon dioxide to oxygen and decreased ambient air temperature, reducing the heat island effect. In addition, it features characteristics designed to promote healthy plant growth. For more information about the product, visit http://firestonebpco.com/roofing/green-roofing-products/skyscape-vegetative-roof-system/.
Mule-Hide Living Roofs™ featuring modular GreenGrid® technology can be installed over Mule-Hide EPDM or TPO. Vegetative roofs help reduce noise, air pollution and energy consumption, provide storm water management and extend roof life. The lightweight, moveable modular design installs quickly, features easy leak detection and repair, includes partial vegetative roof design options, and is a sustainable solution for new or retrofit roofing. For more information, visit www.mulehide.com.
Engineered in Germany, Xero Flor is an extensive green roof system featuring lightweight, pre-vegetated mats. Xero Flor America, the official U.S. distributor for the Xero Flor Green Roof System, has supplied mats and complete assemblies, 100 percent American made, for installations in 38 states since 2002. Delivered from regional farms with a diversity of flourishing, full-grown plants for instant green roofs, the mats roll out like sod for easy installation. With Xero Flor’s unique, durable carrier layer, temporary overburden removal is also simple and cost effective. For more information, visit www.xeroflora.com.
Sarnafil waterproofing membranes are specially designed for sub-grade environments like landscaped roof areas. They are compounded to remain watertight in extreme conditions that include constant dampness, ponding water, high and low alkaline conditions, and exposure to plant roots, fungi and bacterial organisms. These membranes are inherently root and algae resistant and have passed the most stringent European tests for root resistance, including German FLL and Swiss SIA 280 standards. Systems designed for both Extensive and Intensive green roof configurations are available. Complete system delivery including vegetation is available with a single source warranty from Sika Sarnafil. Electronic leak detection is optional. For more information, visit usa.sarnafil.sika.com.
American Hydrotech’s Garden Roof® Assembly is suitable for extensive, intensive and sloped applications. Designed as a lightweight, low-profile system, the product can be installed on roof and plaza decks engineered for as little as 15 pounds per square foot saturated dead load. As a storm water management solution, a garden roof can retain 50 to 90 percent of a typical rainfall. The product adds space for tenant/recreation use and has been used to create therapeutic healing gardens. It also improves a building’s energy efficiency, and can process airborne toxins and re-oxygenate the air. Total assembly is warranted from the deck up (single-source warranty). The product is built on Hydrotech’s Monolithic Membrane 6125, a proven roofing/waterproofing membrane, for an owner’s peace of mind. For more information, visit www.hydrotechusa.com.