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Tools to Assist with the Green Roof Design & Installation Process

Posted in Blog, Design Tools, Planning Tools on May 14, 2019

At rooflite, we know your time is valuable, and you need access to tools that make your working life easier. That’s why we’ve designed our web site to give you features that can help you during the green roof design and installation process. With a variety of uses, our tools can help you as you explore ideas with clients, design your green roof for a specific use, determine and accommodate technical requirements, specify our products, and install our soil on your green roof.

We have you covered with tools and features for each phase of the process.

Tools to Explore Ideas with Clients

  • Projects page: review completed rooflite soil projects to see how other customers have used our products to successfully achieve their green roof goals.
  • Products: allow you to understand the various products available and how they can be used on a green roof.
  • rooflite Overview: assist you in understanding system buildups and depths for the various types of green roofs you may want to consider for your client.
  • Systems: allow you to understand which complete soil systems we offer and for what types of green roofs they can be used for.
  • Soil System Overviews: illustrate the different types of green roofs your client can consider. These are also helpful for architects who may have to modify the building design to accommodate the green roof of choice.

Tools for Design, Roof Use & Technical Requirements

  • Product Specifications: detailed specifications for each rooflite soil product, based on the relevant ASTM Standards and Guidelines, which give you a head start as you work through the specification process.
  • Soil System Specifications: if you’re using one of 10 complete soil systems, you can download and customize the CSI-like formatted soil system specification for your specific system.
  • CADdetails Technical Drawings: technical drawings are available for each of our 10 soil systems, and you can access these drawings in a variety of formats.
  • Downloads area: the Downloads area of our site contains a combined list of all the documentation available for each of our soil systems, including Soil System Overviews, soil system specifications, CADdetails technical drawings, our rooflite Overview, and our Product Data Sheet.

Tools for Specifying

  • Product Specifications: detailed specifications for each rooflite soil product, based on the relevant ASTM Standards and Guidelines, which give you a head start as you work through the specification process.
  • Soil System Specifications: if you’re using one of 10 complete soil systems, you can download and customize the CSI-like formatted soil system specification for your specific system.

Tools for Delivery & Installation

  • Volume calculator: The rooflite calculator helps you estimate the amount of rooflite soil you need to complete your green roof project. You can add up to six products to your calculations, allowing you to estimate multiple areas on your roof. When you complete your calculations, you can email rooflite with the details and print or save them.
  • Shipping methods: you can choose from several different options for shipping, including bulk, super sacks, and cubic foot bags. The process of selecting a shipping method can be complex, and this page includes some things to consider before reaching out to rooflite.
  • Product Data Sheet: this data sheet gives you an overview of our products and shipping options. It’s a great sheet to bookmark and refer back to for all your green roof projects.

We’ve designed our web site to offer the most comprehensive tools in the industry, and we are always striving to improve how we share information with our green roof partners. We are green roof experts, and we are ready to help you with your green roof project today. 

 

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