Green flat roof systems: A space to unwind for gardeners
The rooftop “green lung” has a beneficial effect on temperatures inside the building below. The “fifth facade” is also a pleasing “eye-catcher”, one that is distinctively different to traditional roofscapes. Flat roofs can either have extensive or intensive green systems. Extensive green systems usually consists of mosses, herbs, grass and succulents – hardy plants, that only require minimal care. Intensive green systems on the other hand are landscaped, utilizable areas comprising shrubs, coppice-like vegetation, lawns and trees. Such systems are comparable with natural landscapes and require a commensurate amount of care. The greening of roofs is definitely a task for professionals, as these systems place high demand on the build-up of the roof. Green flat roof systems- particularly in build-up town areas-are valuable leisure and relaxation areas.
Ballasted flat roofs: substantial and proven
The gravel-ballasted flat roof is a cost-effective, substantial system option, which is often selected when the roof is not required to perform additional functions. The waterproofing membranes are laid loose, the ballast secures them against wind uplift. If desired, the roof can also be subdivided into safety sectors.
Flat roofs for foot and vehicular traffic: utility factor included
Flat roofs designed for foot and vehicular traffic are subjected to high stresses. Additional protective and slip layers are therefore inserted between the waterproofing membrane the utility surface layer. This prevent the membrane from being impacted in any way by the stresses. The more intensively a flat roof is used, the thicker the protective and slip layers need to be. Depending on intended application and allocated budget, all manner of desk surfaces are possible – ranging from interlocking concrete slabs to poured asphalt. A subdivision into various safety sectors is even possible.
Adhere flat roofs for aesthetic applications
Adhered flat roofs are ideally suited for modern construction methods. They facilitate shaping, the fulfillment of color stipulations as well as detail accuracy, as never before. The new generation of lightweight roof designs increasingly employs such adhered systems as integral structural components. Such systems will easily accommodate any number of design details, irrespectively of size and shape and also satisfy relevant ecological criteria. The bonded flat roof is durable and only requires minimal maintenance.