SYSTEMS

rooflite® offers several complete soil systems, made up of meticulously engineered rooflite soil products, for a variety of green roof types that are optimized for green roof performance and healthy plant growth.

Sedum Roofs

The most popular type of green roof, sedum roofs are extensive green roofs that have a media depth of 3 to 6 inches. They may include a granular drainage medium (multi-course) or a synthetic drainage layer (multi-layer).

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Perennial Roofs

Perennial roofs are semi-intensive green roofs with a media depth of 6-8 inches & may need irrigation, depending on the regional climate and the kind of plants used. This rooflite soil system supports taller plants that need more
root space.

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Rooftop Lawns

Rooftop lawns are semi-intensive green roofs with a media depth of at least 6 inches. This rooflite soil system supports lawn grasses that require deeper root space & thrive on a soil with plenty of finer particles & the precise amount of organic matter.

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Rooftop Gardens

Rooftop gardens are intensive green roofs that have a media depth of 8 to 14 inches. Rooftop gardens are truly “landscaping the roof” and frequently offer accessible amenity space along with lush vegetation with a variety of plant options.

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Rooftop Trees

Rooftop trees are a special category of deep intensive systems. With a media depth of 14 inches or more, they require two different types of media to provide the right mix of aeration & organic matter for the deeper root zone.

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Planters & Containers

Planters & containers are essentially miniature rooftop gardens that have a media depth of 10 to 14 inches or fall within the deep intensive category. They require high-performance growth media to ensure plant growth, health and longevity.

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Rooftop Farming

Rooftop farms are intensive green roofs that have a media depth of 8 to more than 12 inches, depending on the crops, including fruits and vegetables, grown. This rooflite soil system supports agricultural production on rooftops.

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