What else can L&M Roofing offer in the way of green and garden roofing in Westchester County and Fairfield County?
Garden Roofing in Westchester and Fairfield County
Have ever looked at your roof and wished for something more? If you have, then green and garden roofing in Westchester County and Fairfield County might be for you. Garden roofing is taking the open space that is your roof and turning it into a beautiful meadow of regional vegetation. While beautiful to look at, your garden roof will also last 3-4 times longer than a typical roof. The plants protect the surface membranes of the roof from weather conditions and UV rays preventing them from breaking down. They can also reduce your cooling and heating costs by up to 50%.
Choosing green and garden roofing in Westchester County and Fairfield County is great for the environment as well as being great for the you. Just a few of the eco benefits are a reduction of heat island effect and the added bonus of being able to grow certain types of food. Garden roofs serve as functional solutions for environmental challenges like storm water management. Green roofs can absorb between 20% and 100% of precipitation in the summer, reducing the strain on waste water drainage systems and pollution caused by stormwater runoff into streams, rivers, and harbors.
Modular Roofing in Westchester and Fairfield County
If green and garden roofing in Westchester County and Fairfield County sounds like something that you are interested in, but you just don’t want to wait to see your roof covered in beautiful vegetation, pre-planted modular trays might be just what you need. These trays are full of pre-planted vegetation are simply set into placed directly on the waterproofing membrane on the rooftop and then the soil elevators are removed for a seamless fit. This allows you to go from bare roof to a full grown garden roof instantly. These carry most of the same benefits of a built up garden roof; protection from weather conditions and UV rays, insulating to reduce your cooling and heating costs, and the varied eco-friendly features.
When considering green and garden roofing in Westchester County and Fairfield County for an existing roof you need to take into consideration the slope of your roof and the dead load capacity. Once you have evaluated how much weight your existing roof can support and determined the slope you are ready to get started. A green roof can be installed on a roof with almost any slope.
Fluid Applied Waterproofing
Now that you know the pitch and dead load capacity of your roof, it’s time to think about what sort of waterproofing you’ll need for your green and garden roofing in Westchester County and Fairfield County. L&M Roofing recommends fluid applied waterproofing as a reliable foundation for your beautiful new garden roof. This particular waterproofing solution is applied easily and quickly with little to no odor. It eliminates lateral water migration, is abrasion and chemical resistant and the perfect fit for garden roofing. Waterproofing is especially important during the first year of your garden roof as this is the time period that irrigation is actually needed.
To encourage the growth of your vegetation to full maturity, periodic watering is needed and this is where fluid applied waterproofing saves the day. It will protect your new roof from any leaks or break down associated with watering your garden roof. There are other options, but none of them offer the same durability and water protection. Asphalt can be easily eaten away by plant roots, and other options like EPDM may not be compatible with Electric Field Vector Mapping, which is a system that is recommended to detect leaks before they become a real problem.