Green Plant Roofing

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A green roof or living roof is a roof that is partially or entirely overlaid with vegetation planted over a waterproofing layer. It may also incorporate extra covers such as a root layer and drainage or irrigation systems.

Green roofs are used for proposes such as intercepting rainwater, contributing with insulation, creating an environment for wildlife, minimizing the stress by giving a more aesthetically pleasing view, reducing urban temperatures, and moderating the “Heat Island Effect”.

There are two types of green roofs: Intensive Roofs and Extensive Roofs.

Intensive Roof is thicker, with a minimum depth of 12.8 cm (5 1⁄16 in), and can sustain a more extensive type of plants but are heavier and need more care.

The Extensive Roof is shallow, reaching in depth from 2 cm (13⁄16 in) to 12.7 cm (5 in), lighter than the intensive one, and demands minimal care.

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Types of green roof plants:

  • Low-growing succulents
  • Herbaceous perennials
  • Annual and biennial plants
  • Turf
  • Small shrubs
  • Shrubs
  • Trees


  • Decrease energy waste.
  • Reduce heating by adding volume and warm resistance.
  • Decrease stormwater flows via water-wise gardening methods.
  • Build a natural habitat for animals such as insects, birds, bees, and butterflies in the middle of an urban desert.
  • Decrease carbon emanation.
  • Increase the roof lifetime by over 200% by overlaying the waterproofing coating.

If you are a business owner and/or property manager & need commercial roofing services, schedule a free roof inspection, or call Roofers LLC today at (864) 740-1691, and we’ll come out asap to help!