Pitched Green Roofs up to 25°
Pitched Green Roofs with Slopes up to 25° – How to Prevent Erosion and Transfer Shear Forces Safely
According to general regulations for roofs with waterproofing, flat roofs should have a fall of at least 2 %. Pitched roofs start with a slope of 10° (18 %). From 10° on, the green roof system build-up differs significantly from system build-ups below 10°. Shear forces increase with the roof slope and have to be transferred into stable beams. The substrate layer has to be protected against erosion. Plant selection and planting methods are to be adjusted to the relevant slope and exposure.
A professionally waterproofed roof surface, e.g. with bituminous or highpolymer membranes, is a precondition for a durable long-lasting green roof. The waterproofing should be root resistant and a protection mat with high water storage is needed. Floraset® FS 75, a multi-functional drainage element of expanded polystyrene is the perfect element for pitched green roofs.
It is very important to take the green roof upkeep and maintenance aspects into account at an early stage of planning. Skylights can be installed as access for the maintenance personnel.
|Build-up height||ca. 130–150 mm|
|Weight, saturated||ca. 115–145 kg/m²|
|Water retention capacity||ca. 38–44 l/m²|
The system solution shown relates to the green roof build-up in particular. The roof construction itself is only shown schematically and must be planned and executed according to specialist rules for waterproofed roofs.