The green roof modules deliver multiple innovations in the greening of roofs. For the first time, sloped sheet metal and tile roofs can be greened with a modular system. This makes it possible to green parts of roofs or the entire roof individually to measure. Sloped roofs with an inclination of 3° – 45° can be transformed into an attractive green area.
The installation of the modular green roof is relatively simple and saves long planning in advance. Our selected specialists carry out the installation with trained expertise in a cost- and time-efficient manner. The unique rail system on which the green roof modules are mounted maintains the integrity of the roof. No holes need to be drilled into the existing roof to install the green roof system. An important advantage with this modular design of the extensive green roof system is flexibility. The green roof modules can be removed in their entirety or only certain parts at any time if repairs or changes need to be made to the roof.
Sedum plants used for greening belong to the family of particularly frugal and robust thick-leaf plants. Sedum species, which are at home both in the cool northern hemisphere and in the dry regions of North Africa, are typically used for extensive green roofs due to their special properties. Their functionality in this context has therefore already been proven many times over.
Due to the unique water storage capacity in their thick-fleshed leaves, the plants of this species can survive long dry periods of up to 6 weeks. Thus, even during the hot summer months, you have a bright green roof without the need for costly watering. The plants do not require regular pruning and can thrive themselves, which is why they are perfect for greening roof areas that cannot be walked on.
Thus, the maintenance of green roof modules is at least as simple as their installation. The dream of a beautiful green roof all year round can be realized without much effort.
The green roof system should be inspected and maintained about once a year, as is recommended for roofs without greenery. The green roof should also be fertilized as needed, usually once or twice a year. This service can be performed by our trained professionals to guarantee a permanently functional and attractive green roof.
The structure and design of the green roof systems are checked for functionality and any defects. Likewise, the mineral wool layer is enriched with new nutrients and fertilizers, so that the plants can once again grow and flourish all year round without any worries.
Plantika’s green roof modules for extensive roof vegetation convince on various levels. On the one hand, green roofs create the urgently needed habitat for animals and plants. This noticeably increases biodiversity in overbuilt cities and turns unused roof space into a beautifully designed, well-used place. Modular green roofs not only enhance the appearance of properties and their surroundings, but the installed green roof systems also increase the energy efficiency of houses. Green roof modules allow cooling of the ambient temperature, making cost-intensive air-conditioning systems significantly more efficient or completely superfluous. Furthermore they are increasing the efficiency of photovoltaic systems to generate green electricity. In addition, extensive green roofs help store rainwater, which protects against damage from flooding and helps relieve pressure on the sewer system. Lower wastewater and sewer costs result in potential savings. Plantika’s green roof modules are therefore not only sustainable, but also cost-saving.
Extensive green roofs make a positive contribution to climate change adaptation, help save costs, and visually enhance urban living space.