Garden Roof Systems
With the introduction of Roof Garden Systems, Carlisle is able to provide building owners, architects and applicators several options when choosing a garden roof system.
A garden roof is a multifaceted systems that take the roof system far beyond just waterproofing. A garden roof offers many advantages with some of the more important benefits outlined below.
Storm Water Management
Green roofs help alleviate storm water runoff through retention and detention of the rainwater. This benefit can cut costs associated with required municipal on-site storm water retention.
Air and Water Purification
Roof gardens help to purify the air by converting CO2 into oxygen, helping to reduce greenhouse gases. The roof garden soil structure helps to purify the water through filtration and can be designed to provide a method for neutralizing acid rain.
Provides Sound Insulation
The growth media, plants and layers of trapped air in a green roof system serve as excellent sound insulators. Tests have shown that green roofs can reduce indoor noise pollution caused by outdoor contributors.
Extends Roof Life
Roof gardens can protect roof membranes from ultraviolet radiation, extreme temperature fluctuations and puncture or other physical damage. Minimization of such exposure can improve the long term performance of the roofing system.
Adds Value Aesthetics
A green garden roof can provide the urban environment with visually pleasing vistas and rooftop gardens. In urban environments, a garden roof also add value by converting space into areas usable for recreation by the occupants. In such locations, the scarcity of real estate makes the addition of a garden roof for such recreation a competitive alternative.
Carlisle’s Garden Roof Systems incorporate a variety of waterproofing options with a full line of accessories to provide high performance vegetative systems.