Green roofing is a term used to describe a soil and vegetation system placed over some type of high quality roofing system. There are two types of green roofing: intensive and extensive. Intensive green roof systems contain concentrated soil mediums which are capable of supporting a wide range of plant life and typically require ongoing maintenance and repairs. In addition, because of added weight of the deep soil and vegetation, intensive green roofs also often require structural supports.
Extensive green roof systems contain soil mediums that are typically only half a foot or less and usually use only drought resistant vegetation since they are shallow rooted and don’t require much in the way of maintenance. Green roofs are unique, and therefore tend to come with a unique set of repair considerations.
We have extensive experience fixing and maintaining green roofs on flat top commercial buildings. We can quickly and expertly repair holes and leaks in the underlying roofing as well as mend and replace any of the layers the make up the green roof medium which have occurred as a result of elemental damage, structural stress, water damage, weathering and accidents.
We source our green roofing from the most trusted and reputable manufacturers. We are well known for doing accurate and durable installation and repair work on flat green commercial roofs and are one of the industry’s go to names when it comes to green roof repair.
In addition to repair work, we also offer one of the most well-rounded and intensive preventative maintenance programs in the industry, allowing you to reduce the number of repairs throughout the course of your roof’s useful life. Although green roofs are known for their ability to protect the underlying roof, not taking regular preventative, preemptive measures can quickly become a significant cost when something major, or unforeseen happens.
The cost of our maintenance services are calculated based on how many square feet your roof is and how long you would like to remain under contract. The service includes important regular evaluations by a professional roof inspector with more than a decade of experience in the industry and provides additional supplier certification, in-depth written analyses and photo-documentation to keep on file. Having supplier certification, as well as written and photo documentation backed up in your files is incredibly important from an insurance and liability standpoint and invaluable peace of mind when going about your day to day life. Knowing that you have important documentation from a reputable and insured company is a necessary part of doing business for any building owner.
We check typical problem areas on roofs, including HVAC units, walkways, access ladder, sealants, sheet metal flashings and any thing else that requires immediate attention. Prevention is a valuable part of a building owner’s effort to preempt future repair costs and downtime, saving them money and keeping their commercial building’s roof fully operational year round. We also offer our clients valuable advice on steps for implementing their own prevention checks during the time between inspections.
Contact Empire Roofing today to discuss your roof repair and prevention needs.