Garden Roofs can sustain shrubs and trees, pet areas, walkways and benches with their complex structural support, irrigation, drainage and root protection layers. Delta Innovative Services has extensive experience installing rooftop gardens. We understand how garden roof requirements are unique, both structurally and financially. When considering the long-term return on investment of a garden roof for your building, be sure to get an assessment of the roof’s construction and suitability.
Long popular in Europe, rooftop garden (green roofs) and plaza rooftops have begun to appeal to businesses, cities and even homeowners as an attractive way to promote and support the environment, while solving the same challenges met by conventional roofs. Urban green roofs create rooftop parks and landscapes, using shrubs, trees, flowers, grass, patios, walkways, trellises, firepits and benches, without disrupting infrastructure. They take a neglected space and make it highly versatile.
There are two types of garden roofs (also known as green roofs). Intensive green roofs are essentially elevated parks. They can sustain shrubs, trees, walkways and benches with their complex structural support, irrigation, drainage and root protection layers. Extensive green roofs support a lighter mixture of hearty native ground cover that requires little maintenance. Extensive green roofs usually exist solely for their environmental benefit, and don’t function as accessible rooftop gardens.