How to get the best out of your living roof installation

It is one thing to install a new living roof system at a given site, but putting a plan in place for monitoring and maintaining that roof over time is quite often overlooked. These maintenance elements will be critical to the successful long-term establishment and growth of the planting after the initial time and money spent on creating a new green roof.

As it suggests the term “living roof” is another way of referring to a green roof, which is a roof that is partly or completely covered with plants and vegetation. Here at ABG, we have developed extensive know-how in the design and development of both intensive and extensive green roof systems.

These solutions have already helped bring a wide range of benefits to our clients, including the improved aesthetics of the building where they are installed, the promotion of greater biodiversity in urban areas, and enhanced thermal protection.

It isn’t just the design and materials of a living roof that are important to get right however – which brings us nicely onto the subject of the ABG Installs team and the role they play as complete living roof contractors.

Who are ABG Installs?

ABG Installs is the installations trading name of ABG, formerly known as Geogreen Solutions. ABG Installs are based in Meltham at the foothills of the Pennines and provide installation services across the UK wide. Our project experience includes relatively small retrofit projects up to extensive, multimillion pound developments. All the while, clients can expect the best-quality ABG Geosynthetics products to be used, along with high standards of installation from our qualified team.

Maintenance, not just installation, will be vital for your own living roof

The subsequent maintenance of any green roof system ensures a healthy living roof and ABG Installs offers flexible maintenance contracts to help ensure every necessary step is taken to keep a living roof in optimal condition.

There is no “one size fits all” approach to green roof maintenance that can be applied to every roofing system of this type; much depends on the specific site involved, its location, and other environmental factors, so we typically tailor the maintenance agreement to suit the project requirements.

Would you like to learn more about the difference that ABG Installs’ highly capable and proven professionals could make to your own site? If so, please don’t hesitate to enquire to the team for further information and advice.