Green Roof Systems
Rooftop gardens originated in Europe centuries ago, and while Architect Frank Lloyd Wright experimented with them in the early 1900s, it wasn’t until the 1980s that rooftop gardens became a cost-effective roofing option. Also known as green roofs, these sustainable roof installations have grown to be a popular choice among environmentally conscious roofing specifiers, enriching the visual landscape and providing tremendous benefits to the environment.
A rooftop garden can retain as much as 70 percent of rainfall, decreasing the risk of flooding and eliminating sewer and wastewater overflows.
Rooftop gardens re-oxygenate the air, while removing harmful toxins and pollutants.
Reduction in the Urban Heat Island Effect
Unlike dark roofs which attract heat, roof vegetation naturally dissipates heat and helps lower city temperatures.
Quieter Work Environments
Sound is absorbed by soil and plants creating a natural noise barrier.
Additional Outdoor Space
Rooftop gardens make great areas for outdoor recreation and relaxation activities.
Green roofs provide thermal insulation, cutting down on utility costs.
Prolonged Roof Life
Rooftop garden installations extend the life of the waterproofing membrane by preventing temperature fluctuations.
Maximum Seam Strength
FiberTite membranes are made of a thermoplastic material that provides a molecularly welded seam that is 10 times stronger than a glued or taped seam.
Better Resistance to Chemicals
FiberTite's DuPont™ Elvaloy® compound base provides superior chemical resistance, making it ideal for garden applications where chemical fertilizers are a necessity.
Increased Resistance to Microbes
Where there are plants, there are millions of microbes. FiberTite membranes meet ASTM test method G21 guidelines for microbe resistance.
Proven Root Resistance
Made of high-strength, densely packed yarn, FiberTite has passed the FLL process as tested by the Research Institute of Geisenheim, the only current standard available.
Unique Technology Platform
For maximum puncture and tear strength, we start with a more densely packed polyester fabric as the foundation and add a unique adhesive coat that forms a molecular bond between the fabric and the outer coating, resulting in increased seam strength. We then add a unique DuPont Elvaloy based compound for superior UV, and chemical resistance in addition to long-term flexibility.