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Green Roof Products

In ancient times green roofs consisted of cave like structures or sod roofs covered with earth and plants commonly used for agriculture, dwelling, and ceremonial purposes. These early shelters provided protection from the elements, good insulation during the winter months, and a cool location in the summer. Unfortunately for modern conveniences, these were neither waterproof nor was there any system to keep out unwanted burrowing wildlife.

Modern green roof technology began in the early seventies in Germany when the first green roof systems were developed and marketed on a large scale. Unlike former "green roofs" this first approach offered reliable technology that provided sophisticated irrigation and protection against root ingress for rooftop gardens.

The second big step was the development of extensive green roofs in the late eighties. The goal was to create lighter and cheaper systems which could be applied to large flat roofs. The main motivation for extensive green roofs was the restoration of nature and protection of the roof membranes from the elements and temperature fluctuations.

As extensive green roofs became subjects in scientific research, additional benefits began to gain importance. Today, ecological benefits such as reduced energy consumption for heating and cooling, storm water retention, and heat island mitigation are the main reasons for the growing popularity of green roofs. Other benefits include habitat restoration, filtration of acid rain and air pollutants, noise pollution reduction, and the therapeutic effects found from being in the presence of nature.

Green Roof Drainage Boards - Flat Roofs

green roof drainage board
green roof drainage board
412x412x25mm
412x412x25mm
green roof drainage board
green roof drainage board
333x333x30mm
333x333x30mm
450x450x20mm & 30mm
610x410x30mm

1.Water drainage: The green roof drainage boards can be used in combination with non-woven geotextile to get rid of the rain immediately and effectively relieve the roof's pressure caused by the instantaneous rainfall.
2.Water storage: Absorb and store redundant moisture leaking from the planting layer and supply needed moisture for the plant when the soil lacking of water to improve plant's drought-resistance ability.
3.Ventilation: Special design helps the plant layer to have good air-ventilation ability at the bottom, improves ventilating situation and ensures the oxygen demand for root.
4.Heat insulation: The storage place for the drainage plate is at the bottom of the plant, helping the plant to stop from the sun direct illuminating and form a cool space, which can absorb heat from structure layer to form air troposphere.
5.Safety: Plastic storage and drainage plate's are light weight will not enhance load for roof structure.
6.Environment protection: it is 100% recyclable and won't cause secondary pollution to the environment.
7.Bearing performance: Bearing strength for storage-drainage plate can reach 80 ton per square meter, suitable for all kinds of landscape on the top.
8.Light weight: ultra-light weight, easy installation, quick construction, low construction cost and simple maintenance.

Green Roof Drainage Trays - Pitched Roofs & Flat Roofs

green roof trays
green roof trays
400x500x100mm
330x450x50mm
green roof trays
green roof trays
330x450x50mm
400x500x100mm
 

 

Green Roof Drainage sheets


Root Barriers and Geotextiles


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Green Roof Projects
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