Saturday, July 25, 2009

Green Roofs, Irrigation, Florida & Hurricanes

Hurricane - High Winds & Non-Irrigation Tests for a green roof test panel. We are collecting data, working with a major university to measure hurricane effects on a non-irrigated, lightweight extensive green roof.

The test panel is a 4' x 10' simulated roof capable of being raised and lowered from a flat elevation to a forty five degree angle.

The vegetated portion is non-irrigated and less than one inch thick.

The panel is being tested under hurricane wind speeds in a wind tunnel. It is also under study for plant growth and survival characteristics under a no-irrigation environment where the insulating qualities are being measured also.

Stay tuned for more information!


Liquid EPDM said...

Thanks for sharing us this knowledge, i live in Florida and as you know the weather over here, so i am facing a big problem of roof repairing, so i want to know that if i am going to repair bedroom roof which is 20/15 and i want to repair it with some metal coatings, how much its cost will be or should i hire two contractors or many?

Roof Coatings said...

Green roof is a good idea, i want to change my one flat roof into green roof, but i heard from some one that green roofs are cause of sealant and it can damage your roofs, so i want to know is that true?