A green roof system is actually an extension of the existing roof. The green roof needs high-quality water-proofing, good root repellent system, proper drainage system, strong filter cloth, and a lightweight growing medium,with plants.
Types of green roofs
You may choose Green roof systems from modular, or with drainage layers. Such roofs are also available with filter cloth, with growing media. The plants are more often than not already prepared in movable, or interlocking grids. They may also be grown in loose-laid or built-up systems with each component of the system installed separately.
Developing green space
Development of Green roof involves the creation of “contained” green space on top of a human-made structure. Although the green space could be below, at, or above grade, in all cases it exists away from the ground. There is a wide range of public and private benefits of green roofs.These environment-friendly roof technologies provide homeowners with good ROI and significant social, economic, and environmental benefits.
Green roof as new amenity spaces
Smart cities and smart growth can be achieved by increasing amenity and green space and reducing community resistance to infill projects. Through adopting Green roofs we can serve any number of functions that may include:
- Kitchen gardens for local food production
- Terrace restaurants and Commercial space
- Lawn and rooftop bowling and children’s playgrounds
Local job creation
Some indirect benefits include job opportunities related to manufacturing, plant growth, design, installation, and maintenance.