Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Florida Green Roofs, Roots, Liners, Life Expectancy and Shingles
Yesterday I removed one of the original green, vegetated roofs we had installed in Florida - to replace with different plants - an herb garden type.
I was amazed at how the green roof plant roots had attached themselves to the fabric, creating a strong and binding weave - an important consideration here in Florida's hurricane prone environment.
The shingle roof underneath actually looked newer than the day, years ago that I installed the green roof.
Another example of how green roofs can protect the underlying roof membrane (especially non-irrigated green roofs!)