Tip 1 – Green roofs are suitable for flat roofs through to slopes up to 30%
Tip 2 – Growing medium (substrate) depth for all vegetation types
Source: Growing green guide ebook
Tip 3 – Growing medium (substrate) depth for trees
Tip 4 – Choosing the right geotextile for your green roof substrate
Tip 5 – How to increase the water storage capacity of your green roof
Tip 6 – What structure loads need to be considered for a green roof?
All loads on the roof need to be considered in the structural capacity of the structure including the saturated weight of the substrate (growing medium), drainage system and plants (dead load), as well as the usage, such as people and activities (live load).
Tip 7 – How to place landscape elements on the green roof for optimal structural support
- Heaviest loads should be located over structural supports such as columns or walls.
- Lightest or thin substrates should be located at the midspan of the concrete slab or roof beam.
Source: Fifth Creek Studio
Tip 8 – How to enhance drainage at downpipe outlets on a green roof