As a rule of thumb, a pitch under 10 degrees is normal for green roofs, where a minimum fall of 1:60 can help encourage drainage. Sedum is a great choice for most climates. Easiest way I found was to put it into 5 piles then gently (making sure not to move the bark etc) rake it around Along with green walls, green driveway, green EVERYTHING... :), 6 years ago For a wildflower roof with a 150mm depth of the substrate, work on loading capacity of 250Kg per square metre. Green roofs are constructed by merging a number of layers over a normal roof in order to create a proper root barrier, an irrigation system, as well as drainage. * Sedum Hispanicum Glaucum - Brilliant, looks great, spread really well (Native to Japan, so it wants lots of water which is also bad for your roof) Every piece of root can spawn another plant, so it is near impossible to get rid of. The green roof provides stormwater and cooling benefits while simultaneously creating a living landscape for penthouses overlooking Lake Calhoun. Insulation - green roofs are brilliant at insulating, both keeping heat in and cold out Some plants take far better than others - I've started to move around the plants that work to get a better spread. While redeveloping our house we decided to install a living roof on our kitchen roof, why you ask.. well..: The MGRC is proud to endorse the 2016 Clean Water Summit Thursday, September 22, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. A roof barrier, which is usually a type of heavy plastic, is spread over the roof to make sure that the roots do not penetrate the roof deck. * Dianthus Deltoides (Acctic Fire) - looks lovely, but hasnt spread that well I would love to make a living roof there, as it faces east, and catches the sun until mid-afternoon. However, over 45 degrees it’s best to consider these surfaces as living walls. Green roofs also contribute to the sustainability of a building. Intensive green roofs are essentially elevated parks. Plants we bought: How long is it since you made the living roof? Reply The basic requirement for a green roof is waterproof construction and efficient load-bearing capacity. * Cotula Hispida - Didnt last too long Soon you'll be weed-free! You would have to factor in the requirement of the foundation, there is the soil, the various plants and then the whole installation which is itself a daunting challenge. Use flashing tape (lead replacement self adhesive tape) to seal the pond liner to the edge of the building where there is no flashing - this makes sure that no water gets under the pond liner, Finally moving onto installing the growing stuff! Wonderful project. Green roof temperatures can be 30–40°F lower than those of conventional roofs and can reduce city-wide ambient temperatures by up to 5°F. Green roofs offer many public, private, and design-based benefits. 4. stays with every project from concept to installation so with Vegetal i.D. on Step 8. I started with a fully functioning roof with felt already sealed on it, therefore I havent worried as much as you would need to do if doing this on a leaky roof. 9 years ago I grew up in Norfolk with the stable roof covered with yellow stone crop, and have dreamt of something similar ever since. The secret to a lush green roof is layers. 3. To support lightweight sedum green roof construction, your roof needs a loading capacity of at least 120 Kg per square metre. 4. It may also include additional layers such as a root barrier and drainage and irrigation systems. 5 years ago, It was a long time ago, but probably £2k if you phase in the extra engineering in the roof, Awesome instructable! 3 years ago. It is low maintenance, drought tolerant, cold tolerant, and spreads well. You do need to water it - as I'm lazy I've installed an irrigation system (cost £17 on ebay), this connects to an outside tap, turn it on for 30 mins every few days or so when its very sunny - this could run off a rain water supply if you wanted. * Acaena Saccaticupula (Blue Haze) - Didnt last too long GREEN ROOFING AND CONSTRUCTION A green roof is a green space that is created by adding various layers of plants and a growing medium to the top portion of a traditional roofing system. 7 years ago i think that would be awesome if it was. and it was blinding standing on a silver roof! * - 1 x Root membrane - fancy name for the stuff you get in garden centres that stops weeds growing under decking/paths - This stops the roots and mud getting to the lower level of gravel, to help drainage Not every roof is a good candidate, and some roofs require substantial work before installing a green roof. A pitched roof reduces the risk of water penetrating the roof structure, allowing the use of fewer waterproofing and drainage layers. Once you've got a good covering of bark start to put the compost up. Green Construction And Roofing has established a reputation of reliability and quality workmanship. * - 1 x Wood chips - More soil moisture goodness! * Chamomile - Has spread ok on Step 8, thanx for the information i like the practical experiments and be happy with your garden ^___^, 7 years ago Vegetal i.D. Lay out the bark on the roof - this is another layer of damp goodness to stop the soil drying out too much (when buying the bark make sure its not chemically treated to stop weeds etc, as this will not be good for the plants! Green Infrastructure: Green roofs consist of a series of layers that create an environment suitable for plant growth without damaging the underlying roof system. Capacity & Space: The roof can often be the space where major building systems are specified, includin… Speaker... A recent USA TODAY survey of 100 municipalities summarized increases in residential water bills over the past 12 years. A green roof completes Marinette County’s newly renovated Resource Center at 1925 Ella Court in Downtown Marinette, formerly the county’s jail and law enforcement center. Hence, all technical performance details provided will vary by region, climate, building, design, and green wall type. The St. Paul Fire Headquarters at West 7th and Randolph Avenue is the first city-owned building in St. Paul to feature a green roof: the R.C. Register for the Greenroofs.com virtual summit “Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2015” and pick the sessions you want to hear any time! 4. 2. Providing commercial roofing repairs, maintenance, and replacement roofing solutions for commercial and industrial clients throughout the Philadelphia, and Bucks County area, Green Roofing & Construction provides proven dependability. Read on for how we did this “Don’t think that just because the roof slopes … Check... Sign up to keep up to date with all activities and events around green roofs and infrastruture in Minnesota! This would be very good on porch roofs. The 1.5-acre green roof is an important element in this system. A green roof is a great way to create an attractive design feature on an outbuilding like a shed or garage or transform your home. Well-designed, engineered and maintained green roofs provide multiple environmental, social, economic and aesthetic benefits. It's supposed to be excellent at holding moisture. The natural character of green roofs provides relief from the concrete construction in urban areas and introduces substantial changes to modern architecture. Did you make this project? Green roof profile schematic including materials typically included in construction. How are the plants progressing? Pour on the bags of gravel - your looking to get just a single layer cover over the entire roof Roll out the moisture blanket keeping a 6-8" space around all of the edges (I have read you can use old towels/cloths/sacks to achieve the same effect, basically this is to get damp and stay damp) They can sustain shrubs, trees, walkways and benches with their complex structural support, irrigation, drainage and root protection layers. When planting keep them in sensible patches and let them spread, Now that this has been installed for well over a year I've got some conclusions: Our green roof has 7 different layers that all serve distinct purposes. Question 1. Love it! Simple green roofs can cost thousands more than ordinary roofs. Reply * - plants! Reply * - Compost - Food for the plants Looking for some green roof education on demand? 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