General Product Questions
|Condition||Per Square Foot||Per Module|
|Dry||12.5-16 lbs.||33.75-43.2 lbs.|
The optimal installation season is during Spring--late April to June. Modules are shipped via pallet and should be installed ASAP upon arrival.
The industry standard sedum species grown on vegetated roofs are very drought tolerant, and commonly do not require irrigation. However, Rooftop Green suggests installing an irrigation system as a safety measure for especially dry periods and for the establishment phase.
If natural precipitation is less than half an inch for a 10-15 day period during the growing season, a watering session is vital in preventing plant dormancy or death. During these periods, approximately 1-2 inches of water once a week should be applied.
All watering guidelines are general suggestions, and cannot take the particular weather conditions in your area into consideration. Please contact a Rooftop Green specialist if you have any questions.
Yes. Invasive species will appear, even atop a roof. The keys to weeding are prevention and timing. Spot weeding should occur at least once a month to ensure weeds are removed before they flower and seed. Full weed sessions should occur in May and October, and often during the summer.
No. Our species varieties are specifically chosen to be high coverage, yet low maintenance.
The sedum mats installed in Rooftop Green modules take time to become established in their new climate. They should reach maturity after one full growing season--roughly a year.
Fertilization should occur during the Spring annually for the first 3 years after installation. A generic 10-10-10 slow-release fertilizer should be applied at the grass sewing rate.
Commercial Customer Questions
Yes. Rooftop Green modules are designed for quick and easy installation. As long as guidelines are followed, anyone who can get on the roof and lift roughly 30 lbs can install a Rooftop Green system.
Any contractor can install our trays; however, you may contact Rooftop Green for a reference in your area.
Yes. Our modules are specifically designed with plastic polymer trays that are proven to act as retainers and filters for runoff water that can be problematic.
Yes. Multiple tax and fee mitigation incentives are available for your green roof project. These include, but are not limited to impervious surface tax break, or a waste water runoff management incentive.
Yes. Our vegetative roof systems can add up to 10 LEED points to a single building.
As always, the appropriate safety equipment for roofing work is required. For small projects, just a ladder, gloves, and a set of plyers is all that is needed.
For a project exceeding 250 or more square feet, a boom, mini-crane, or service elevator can also be alternatively recommended to transfer the trays to the roof.
Be sure the roof surface is dry and clean with no known leaks.
The portable nature of our trays make them easy to ship on site, but will-call orders can be retrieved at the Rooftop Green facility at the Cleveland Industrial Innovation Center.
For small orders, trays can be delivered in individual packages via UPS. For larger orders, the modules can be received in large palletized LTL or fright orders.