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Shristi Nangalia added this to Why You Should Consider Having a Green Roof23 Jan 2018

Green roofs can be installed on both existing and new constructions, on various roof types: from flat roofs to sloped or pitched roofs to vaults. The installation of a typical green roof involves covering the roof surface with an insulation layer, a waterproofing layer and a barrier against root infiltration. A drainage system is then spread over it to make way for excess water off the roof. Finally, a growing medium or soil substrate is added for vegetation to be planted and grown. A filter layer is often inducted in between the drainage and substrate to avoid clogging of drain water channels. One should, of course, check the structural strength of the roof to ensure it is capable of bearing the load.Broadly, green roof vegetation is divided into two types – extensive and intensive. Extensive vegetation refers to the growth of low-height herbs, smaller plants and shrubs, while intensive vegetation involves cultivation of heavier shrubs and small trees on the roof substrate. The thicknesses of the constituting layers vary in both the cases.A certified professional must be hired, always, to carry out the installation and maintenance procedures. The type of green roof and plants can be selected as per your dedication. A low-care system (with low-maintenance plants) can let you enjoy a green roof without having to worry about it often. If you are still not convinced, here are five solid benefits that will surely inspire you to bring a green roof home.

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Sagar Mehta added this to Sagar's ideas28 Feb 2018

Green roofs can be installed on both existing and new constructions, on various roof types: from flat roofs to sloped or pitched roofs to vaults. The installation of a typical green roof involves covering the roof surface with an insulation layer, a waterproofing layer and a barrier against root infiltration. A drainage system is then spread over it to make way for excess water off the roof. Finally, a growing medium or soil substrate is added for vegetation to be planted and grown. A filter layer is often inducted in between the drainage and substrate to avoid clogging of drain water channels. One should, of course, check the structural strength of the roof to ensure it is capable of bearing the load.Broadly, green roof vegetation is divided into two types – extensive and intensive. Extensive vegetation refers to the growth of low-height herbs, smaller plants and shrubs, while intensive vegetation involves cultivation of heavier shrubs and small trees on the roof substrate. The thicknesses of the constituting layers vary in both the cases.A certified professional must be hired, always, to carry out the installation and maintenance procedures. The type of green roof and plants can be selected as per your dedication. A low-care system (with low-maintenance plants) can let you enjoy a green roof without having to worry about it often. If you are still not convinced, here are five solid benefits that will surely inspire you to bring a green roof home.

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