Installing and managing your own environmentally-friendly green roof has never been easier. These types of roofs have grown massively in popularity over the last decade as they both provide an excellent natural barrier against weather damage while also helping out the climate. Here at JJ Roofing Supplies, we stock everything you need to install your own green roof safely and professionally.
A green roof also doesn’t have to be expensive. At JJ Roofing Supplies we provide great products at competitive prices and fast UK delivery. Plan your green roof today and have all the materials you need by the end of the week. If you’re not sure which green roof materials or products you might need just ask, we’re happy to help out.
Different Types of Green Roof
There are two main ways to install and set-up a green roof. First, the modular method. This is an innovative approach that allows for a segmented installation. There are several different pieces of the puzzle, such as the Wallbarn M-Tray, that slot together on top of the roof. It is very easy to install, and once set-up, very easy to maintain.
Wallbarn, in particular, is a great choice for a modular green roof. Depending on the product you choose they likely come with their own planted wildflowers and excellent drainage systems. Wallbarn modular planters have deep drainage for good water-ingress and root growth, there are no sharp edges which can risk cutting the drainage membrane, and they’re easy to transport and install.
Alternatively, the other method for green roof installation is a roll-out roof. You will still need a drainage layer but there are no modular units, rather one roll-out level of turf. These roofs can be easy to install but trickier to get the amount of drainage correct. It’s best to ask for professional help when planning your green roof installation, and if you have any questions about the products you can always message the JJ Roofing team.
Benefits of a Green Roof
There are many benefits to a green roof. They’re excellent for the climate, look fantastic, and are easier to install than ever. Not only are they environmentally-friendly, but they also provide lots of air purification (excellent in built-up urban areas) and a natural barrier to water-ingress onto your flat or pitched roof.
Green roofs are fast becoming a key part of climate-conscious construction projects. Companies like Wallbarn have taken massive strides to turn the concept of green roofs into a feasible idea for new projects and renovation alike. Green roofs also help to regulate internal temperature and act as natural insulation.
Lastly, they help to deter and reduce the effects of Urban Heat Island. This where a build-up of houses and businesses in a small area causes a rise in temperature and pollution. If you’re a climate-conscious DIYer and have a roofing project coming up, you should consider installing a green roof.