You’ll Only Fit A green Roof To Your Property Once... So Let’s Get It Right
green flat roof specialists for over 25 years
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Managing Director: Stace Roofing Ltd
So if you’re about to invest in a new green roof, it’s vital that you understand this:
Good or bad, the choices you make now will live with you for years. If you fit a green roof over an existing flat roof, you could be running the risk of it leaking very soon after installation. Fitting a wet slab of grass and soil converts your roof into a submerged constantly wet surface. Any small defects in the roof covering that may have been able to cope with surface water will become a sponge for water ingress, this will make its way into your building very quickly.
At Stace Roofing we take away the risk and will deliver 100% peace of mind - guaranteed. We can test your existing roof using an electronic device to ensure it is suitable to cover it with a Green Roof.
So call me now on 01664 431 370 or select an option below
"It was a pleasure dealing with a Company that provides a highly professional and considerate service. I have received a number of (good) comments regarding the works from neighbours and also a note through the front door - all of whom asked who was carrying the work and for your contact details which I have passed on - I hope you get at least one enquiry from those."
"How refreshing to deal with a thoroughly professional company who understand customer service and quality work. The team treated my house as a home not a building site and nothing was too much trouble. I would have no hesitation in recommending them"
Rex Communications Media Limited
"Stace Roofing have consistently supported our works with excellent workmanship, friendly advice, great flexibility and assistance above and beyond the call of duty, providing a user friendly non-contractual service, favouring open and honest discussion."
Mr Martin Kempler
Ability Construction, Peterborough
"Stace Roofing provide a quality professional service delivered by skilled staff who are polite, considerate and leave the site clean and tidy."
Mr P Roffey
WHY HAVE A GREEN ROOF?
Green Roofs also store rainwater and can slow down the rate of storm-water during flash rainstorms, and prolong the lifetime of your roof coverings. The reduction of rain into the storm drain system ensures that it is recycled naturally. Many towns and cities have a combined storm and sewer system which means that all water going into the storm drains has to be processed through the sewerage system and is treated with chemicals.
Green roofs in Cities and urban areas also rely on green roofs to replace much needed green belt land which is used up for building new houses.
Because our Green Roofs prevent the sun's rays from reaching the roof covering, its life will be prolonged even more due to the extra protection on its surface. A weatherproof membrane is laid onto the roof covering before the Sedum or other type of Green layer is introduced for added protection. This will reduce the temperature that the roof surface rises to in the summer.
A Green roof installed in Portland, Oregon has been installed and its underlying roof coverings have not been maintained since 1975.
There is quite a bit of evidence to support the suggestion that Green Roofs also help to reduce the amount of heat loss and heat entry into buildings in the winter and summer. This is a huge benefit in urban areas where the temperature and humidity is often greater than it is in more rural areas. This helps keep heating bills down and reduce the amount of money spent powering air conditioning units.
Types of Green Roof
The 2 main types of Green Roofs used in the UK are Extensive Green Roofs and Semi-Intensive Green Roofs. Green Roofs can be installed on most flat and pitched roofs.
Extensive Green roofs are usually made up using mosses, Sedum, succulents, Herbs and a few grasses. Extensive Green roofs do not require any watering as they hold the rainwater and release it slowly. These are classed as a low-maintenance roof and are generally low in cost to install. Typical weights of an Extensive Green Roof would be around 3-5 inches high (75mm - 125mm), and weigh 65kg per square metre. New module style sedum comes in plastic baskets and is laid in a grid, these roofs can be as low as 48kg per square metre.
Semi-Intensive Green Roofs contain more perennials along with some Sedum, Grasses, herbs and Shrubs. The average height of the plants would be between 125mm and 175mm weighing between 100 and 165 kg per square metre. Some serious consideration to the structural capacity of your roof should be given with these roofs. Irrigation will be needed during dryer spells with this type of Green roof and both maintenance and costs are classed as medium with this type of Green Roof Covering.
The other type of Green roof is Intensive. This would be normally found on rooftop urban development and can contain turf and small trees.
So many choices. So how do you know which is right for you?
Well, you could talk to me…
Here’s the problem. It’s hard to get an independent expert opinion on this. Most experts are busy working 15 feet up in the air! So when you ask for a home visit, often as not you’ll be sent a salesman – someone with minimal training, who just wants to sell you a particular kind of roof.
Which kind? Well, whichever makes his company the most money. He’ll tell you, no doubt about it, that’s the one you need!
When he should be telling you, which roof is going to suit your property, your needs, and your budget.
I don’t like this practice one bit. So I set aside time, at either end of my working day, to visit customers at home and look at their needs in detail.
Not for the industry standard “Free No-Obligation Survey”! That’s what the sales guys use.
No, this is a full-blown consultation. I’ll take a look at your current roof – or the space set aside for a new one. I’ll check for structural issues that might affect your plans. Then I’ll hand you a full report: a written diagnostic, with independent recommendations.
By the time we’re done, you’ll know exactly how to proceed. Whether that means hiring me to do the work or not.
This Flat Roofing Consultation has a £250 value. But if you’re serious about your roofing project, I’ll carry it out for you free of charge.
Or if time is tight, I’ll send one of my expert team along.
This Is Not A ‘Luxury’ Step
We might find that your roof is good for another 5-10 years…saving you the hassle and expense of doing it now. Or we might find a minor fault that can be easily treated – so you only need a repair, not a whole new roof.