Roof landscape. A green roof or living roof is a roof of a building that is partially or completely covered with vegetation and a growing medium planted over a waterproofing membraneit may also include additional layers such as a root barrier and drainage and irrigation systems. Designed as a lightweight low profile system the garden roof assembly can be safely installed on roof and plaza decks not engineered to handle the heavy load requirements of a traditional green roof. Green roofs experimentation and fun transform the aesthetics of green roofs. Unlike conventional earth covered structures garden roof assemblies are lightweight and can be installed on a wide variety of new and existing structures.
If youre considering a rooftop garden there are a couple of directions you could go in. Considerations for designing a rooftop terracesafety lighting screens and more. Rainwater runoff from your roof contains a mix of materials deposited by pollution and animals as well as chemicals used in the manufacture of the shingles. Fumes from industry and traffic.
Replacing the impervious surface of a conventional roof with a vegetated can help to substantially reduce storm water run off and restore the balance with nature in our urban centers. A roof garden usually exists on a mostly flat roof surface due to the weight of the materials and the way the space is going to be used. Hydrotechs garden roof assembly allows the design professional to transform virtually any flat or sloped roof into a landscaped environment. The practice of cultivating food on the rooftop of buildings is sometimes referred to.
Container gardens on roofs where plants are maintained in pots are not generally considered to be true green roofs although. Besides the decorative benefit roof plantings may provide food temperature control hydrological benefits architectural enhancement habitats or corridors for wildlife recreational opportunities and in large scale it may even have ecological benefits. A roof garden usually consists of larger planters filled with a mix of evergreens flowers shrubs and grasses. A roof garden is a garden on the roof of a building.
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