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Mineral Wool In Green Roofs

Increasingly, North American stormwater regulations require rainfall to be managed within the property lines of any given development. In the urban setting, where virtually the entire site is consumed with structure, the rooftop is often the only available place to manage stormwater. Therefore, maximizing retention capacity of green roofs is paramount and relying on aggregate media to perform that function is – to be blunt – inefficient. Water retention within …Read More

But What If It Leaks?

One of the most common questions we get about green roofs is what happens in the event of a leak. The process is very straightforward: a portion of the green roof is removed, the leak is repaired, the green roof is replaced, fingers are not pointed. Let’s get into more detail, but first we’ll start with the basics. Green roofs do not cause leaks. Roofing membrane breaches cause leaks, which …Read More

Green Roofs by Season

People often ask us “what will my green roof look like in winter?” We get questions about other seasons as well. Green roofs have several beautiful visual changes throughout the year. These are living things that change appearance and function just like trees and other vegetation. We hope this page will be informative and inspirational. GREEN ROOFS IN WINTER In the winter, some green roof plants, such as Sedum album, …Read More

Biodiversity Reigns King

Regency Apartments in Washington DC – a DC Senior Housing project, has one of Furbish’s most distinctive and natural green roofs. Planted in 2008 with natives and perennials in pockets of deeper media, the roof has evolved as seeds from plants as a part of the original plant palette and ones that have spread from surrounding areas becoming dominant species. One of the most distinctive plants at Regency is Elymus …Read More