Vegetative roofing, also known as garden roofing, refers to plant materials installed over a weatherproofing system. These roofs provide many benefits to the building and environment. These roofing systems are one of the most exciting developments in sustainable building design. Utilizing the roof, that would typically be empty, unused space, and creating a space that can be purposed as well as green and environmentally-friendly in more ways than one.
Depending on the design, structure and load capabilities of the building, vegetative roofs can be adorned with grasses, herbs, flowers, even trees. Patios and walkways can also be utilized on these roofs allowing access and opportunity to use the roof as additional space for tenants or owners. Our company has experience working on many different styles of green roofs for instance, installing a vegetative roof that was intended to insulate and protect historic archives while also utilizing the additional space for social, environmental and economic benefits.
Pictured above is a project recently completed by Baker Roofing in 2013, the Nashville Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee. This extensive roofing system complete with Sika Sarnafil single-ply roofing and a vegetative roofing system was installed by Baker Roofing and was so esteemed by the industry that the project was awared the Sika Sarnafil 2013 Project of the Year Award in the Sustainability category. We have the capability, experience and capacity to install vegetative roofing systems both large and small. With over 100 years in the roofing industry, you can count on Baker Roofing Company to provide the highest quality and expertise.