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.
The most popular type of green roof, sedum roofs are extensive green roofs that have a total depth of 3 to 8 inches. They may include a granular drainage medium (multi-course) or a synthetic drainage layer (multi-layer).LEARN MORE
Perennial roofs are semi-intensive green roofs with a total depth of 8-14 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
Rooftop lawns are semi-intensive green roofs with a total depth of at least 8 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.LEARN MORE
Rooftop gardens are intensive green roofs that have a total depth of 14 inches up to several feet. Rooftop gardens are truly “landscaping the roof” and frequently offer accessible amenity space along with lush vegetation with a variety of plant options.LEARN MORE
Rooftop trees are a special category of deep intensive systems. With a total depth of 20 inches up to several feet, they require two different types of media to provide the right mix of aeration & organic matter for the deeper root zone.LEARN MORE
Planters & containers are essentially miniature rooftop gardens that have a total depth of 14 to to 18 inches or fall within the deep intensive category. They require high-performance growth media to ensure plant growth, health and longevity.LEARN MORE
Rooftop farms are intensive green roofs that have a total depth of at least 12 inches, depending on the crops grown. This rooflite soil system supports agricultural production on rooftops, including fruits and vegetables.LEARN MORE