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ROOF GARDENS



The benefits of roof gardens far exceed the typical green roof system. They offer benefits far beyond, just being energy efficient.

Garden on Roof


In the commercial industry differentiation is a key component for a company's financial success. A roof garden can create competitive advantages for many types of businesses, in many ways. Installing a roof garden will draw more attention to your establishment, and instantly create a buzz around the local area. A roof garden will add curb appeal to a property, and has the potential to turn a building into an instant landmark.

Roof gardens are fully functional, and can be decorated with chairs, tables, or other items of your choice. This could provide an excellent area for business executives to meet and entertain clients. Restaurants could vastly benefit, with the ability to grow fresh vegetables and fruit on their roof top. A roof garden can benefit many businesses, in numerous ways. Not only does it add valuable usable space, it reduces roof top noise infiltration by up to 40db.
Roof Garden - Energy Efficient System

Plants have the ability to reduce the overall heat absorption of a roofs surface, which results in less energy consumption. Plant surfaces do not rise more than four to five degrees Celsius above the ambient. By cooling the surface area the plants also affect the temperature of the air. The plants cool the air by evaporating water in a process known as evapotranspiration.

The Bioscience magazine, which conducted years of studies, reported that roof gardens can cut heat loss from a building as much as 50%, and reduce air conditioning cost by as much as 25%. Roof gardens provide excellent resistance to thermal radiation, and the top layer of plants can shield as much as 88% of solar radiation. The benefits of a roof garden have been backed by the US Green Building Council's endorsements of the systems though the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification program.

 Energy efficiency - All year Energy efficiency year round
 Adds space and provides economic benefits Adds valuable useful space, while providing economic benefits




Medium Assembly - Roof Garden Build Your Own Roof Garden!

 

Cost-efficient Alternative to Traditional Systems

We also install garden systems that are designed with pre-planted modules and movable modular features. No planting on the roof, trays are pre-planted before arriving to the job site. The planted trays are available in tray depths of four to eight inches.

These systems offer all the advantages of traditional roof gardens at a fraction of the price (about 40% less for initial installation costs). In fact these systems offers advantages over traditional systems, such as maintenance required for the roof. Minimal maintenance is required for these systems.

We can install both the waterproofing and the garden system all at once, providing business owners with a quality system at a fraction of the cost.

Recommended Plants for Garden System

Different types of plants are used for different regions. In the Southeast United States the following plants are suggested:

Garden roof plant

Sedum spurium 'John Creech'
Often used in Georgia



Sedum spurium 'Fuldaglut'