Wallbarn have been at the forefront of supplying effective flat roofing materials for many years & can provide everything needed for applications including flat roofs, green roofs, balconies, gutters and simulated metal finishes.
Some of the most attractive and effective flat roofing materials are available through the implementation of a green roof onto a flat roof.
A green roof is a roof of a building which has been covered with vegetation & plant life with the aim of creating a natural habitat that will provide insulation for the building, absorb rainwater & provide a home for local wildlife. There are several forms of green roof systems which can be installed on to your roof to allow this to happen.
Green Roof Variations
The 3 main versions of green roof systems are:
- Component Green Roof
- Modular Green Roof
- Living Walls
Modular Green Roof
Modular green roof systems are particular well suited for a smaller green roof & will not need to be installed by a professional installer. Modular green roof systems are very easy to assemble as they come as complete pre-grown units. They are already very robust & well established, so there is less risk of wind uplift or erosion in the crucial time period just after installation.
Living walls are a slightly newer variation of green roof systems. They offer all the advantages of green roofs in terms of added value, water attenuation & insulation but with the added bonus of being able to produce more natural space in often restricted areas. They are low maintenance, extremely attractive, highly visible & completely versatile.
Component Green Roof
Component green roof systems are another variation & have been designed for larger, more extensive green roofs. The vegetation used in component green roof systems can be grass, sedum blankets, sedum/wildflower mixes, herbs or bio-diverse (brown roof) plants; Each layer or component is supplied separately in bag or roll form and installed separately as a “dry” build-up. This allows easy access to roof areas. This system is ideal for large scale areas, unlevel or more complicated decks as it is flexible and “built into” the existing structure.
If you would like to speak to someone directly or would like some further information regarding our range of flat roofing materials, please don’t hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.
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