Vegetated Roofing Services
Apex Green Roofs Inc. is a full service green roof installer providing vegetated roof design, installation and maintenance for architects, general contractors, roofing contractors and residential clients. We provide custom designs and integrations with existing systems for commercial clients, institutions or private residences. See below for more information or contact us directly and we'll answer your specific questions.
Green Roof Design and Consultation
Apex Green Roofs Inc. draws closely on its sustainable landscape design/build background to provide it's clients with successful vegetated roof systems that both please the eye and satisfy the rigorous requirements of a long-lasting vegetative roof. Each green roof's specifications, environmental setting and maintenance are factored into our project plans and implementation to yield efficient energy savings, environment benefits, micro ecosystems and a pleasing aesthetic. Our clients are rewarded with a resilient eco-system as a roof top space while actively contributing to a healthier environment.
As a specialty trade with hands-on experience and knowledge - Apex Green Roofs Inc. highly recommends a design/build approach for successful and cost-effective vegetated roof installations. Without an experienced installer review of the design for a vegetated roof system - cost of implementation can significantly increase.
Why? All green roof systems are unique. Apex Green Roofs Inc. guides its clients during the planning phase to determine correct build-up of a resilient roof top eco-system including:
- Roof conditions, weight restrictions and safety precautions
- Waterproofing membrane
- Troubleshooting design issues resulting in poor drainage, growth, media depth, etc
- Most appropriate green roof components
- Customized engineered soil specified to weight limitations
- Intended function of green roof: strictly functional in municipal requirements or includes aesthetic and recreational uses
- Guidelines required for LEED certification
- Selection of a green roof plant list that will thrive in unique location-specific variables such as light conditions, wind exposure, potential fire restrictions, availability of water.
- Short and Long-term green roof maintenance requirement and considerations.
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green roof Installation
Starting in 2003 - Charlie Sinkler, founder of Apex Green Roofs Inc., is one of the most experienced green roof installers in New England. Logistical experts in both urban and rural settings; private and public green roof projects - Apex Green Roofs Inc. provides a versatile green roof service. We work with large scale and small general contractors, architects, landscape architects, engineers, roofing contractors, developers, waterproofing manufacturers and home owners.
green roof Maintenance
It is true that green roofs require little maintenance, but that does not mean they require NO maintenance. Like any living system, a little extra care must be given to the vegetation during the first few years to ensure that a green roof is actually green and not covered in weeds. Apex Green Roofs insists that all of our systems be maintained at least six times within the first two years while the plants are establishing themselves. We believe this so strongly that maintenance is included in our estimate and is required for our warranty.
Apex Green Roofs has found many examples of green roof systems that have been installed by other companies but have not been properly maintained. We have a vested interest in the industry and want to see all vegetated roofs at their best. Putting people on the roof that are familiar with green roof plants and systems will ensure your vegetative roof is looking its best and functioning properly at all times.
Apex Green Roofs does the following at each maintenance visit:
Inspect Drains and Drainage Layer – Each green roof has a unique drainage system that requires a knowledgeable eye to make sure that water isn't pooling and that it is properly draining through internal drains or scuppers.
Document Success of Green Roof – Each green roofhas unique ecosystems and micro-climates where certain plants thrive and others may struggle. Apex Green Roofs, Inc. will document, with a trained eye, the plant health and will supplement appropriate plantings in troubled areas with cuttings or plugs. After every maintenance visit, we will keep the client updated on any problems that we may come across and will offer recommendations for how to resolve them. Additionally, we photo document our work and will extend the images to the client for their benefit.
Physical Maintenance – Before a green roof has completely grown in, the plants you purchased can experience competition from invasive species and weeds. We methodically remove all unwanted species and encourage the desirable ones with additional cuttings or plugs. We apply fertilizer and pre-emergent as needed and generally cater to plant/site specific needs.
Apex Green Roofs, Inc. feels strongly that maintenance visits are critical to the success of a thriving green roof.