ZinCo green roof systems
ZinCo Systems for Extensive and Intensive Landscaped Roofs
When designing and installing a green roof, it is important to provide a growing environment as close as possible to the plant's natural environment. The most important factor is to compensate for the lack of subsoil. Each layer of a ZinCo green roof build-up is conceived to take over the relevant functions of the missing ground. A durable plant coverage is guaranteed.
Basic types of green roofs
Extensive roofs are an ecological alternative to conventional surface protection or ballast layers such as gravel and pavers. They are lightweight and have a shallow build-up height. Suitable plants include various Sedum species, herbs and some grasses. They cope with the conditions on the roof (sun, wind, drought, etc.) by nature. After establishment of the vegetation, the maintenance is limited to one or two inspections a year.
Intensive green roofs can most easily be compared to building a garden on a roof. They are usually multifunctional and accessible. They require more weight and a deeper system build-up. The maintenance is regular and depends on the landscape design and the chosen plant material. Depending on the substrate depth, anything is possible from lawns, perennials, shrubs, trees including other landscape options such as ponds, pergolas, patios, walkways and driveways. For all these kinds of use ZinCo provides well-engineered longlasting and functioning systems.
ZinCo is leading in the development of tried and tested fall protection systems on roofs that do not require the roof membrane to be penetrated as well as solutions for combining solar energy plants with green roofs. Elaborate system build-ups focus on rainwater management and counteracting Urban Heat Island effects.