FAQ.

Q&A

Q: Do you offer a guarantee?

A: No but we have a free maintenance pack to help you keep your roof looking good.

Q: What is an extensive roof?

A: Extensive green roofs are the most common type of green roof. This is because they are low maintenance.

Q: What is the difference between a brown roof and a bio diverse roof?

A: A bio diverse roof is a system that doesn’t have vegetation and also it is the most natural roof type. A brown roof is a type of roof. A brown roof falls under the category of a bio diverse roof system as it doesn’t have vegetation and also it is the most natural roof.

Q: How do I maintain my roof?

A: You have a maintenance guide sent to you with your product, which runs through how to look after your roof.

Q: How easy is it to install the roof?

A: Very easy, all packs come in convenient one meter square packs, so it will take less than a day to make it look amazing, it is light weight, and easy to put together, with our free step by step guide on how to install.

Q: Why have a green roof and not a normal finish?

A: Firstly green roofs offer fantastic aesthetic value, they are beautiful to look at but also very modern and trendy. By installing a green roof you are offering a habitat to many rare bugs, insects and invertebrates. Also by having a green roof you are creating an enhanced insulation to your property, which works extremely well in summer to cool your building. See benefits to see more green roof benefits.

Q: How can a green roof help me gain planning permission?

A: Green roofs are considered a great way to enhance your planning permission, because they are effectively replacing the land that was lost that you building is placed on, creating a suitable habitat for wildlife, but also they blend in without creating an eyesore.

Q: Does a green roof affect the original roof?

A: Not at all. It actually benefits the roof as it acts as a shield, and protects the roof and makes it last up to 3 times longer.

Q: Does the green roof need a roof underneath?

A: Yes it does it acts as another layer to an existing watertight roof.

Q: Where do I start?

A: Look at your roof, and see if it can take a little extra weight, then after choose the type of green roof you would like, by looking at our green roof types page, to help you make the decision.

Q: What’s the steepest pitch roof I can have my green roof on.

A: Our green roofs can be designed to hold up to 35 degrees.

Q: Does the weather and climate affect the plants on a green roof?

A: Only in extreme climates, if you consider your weather and climate extreme, please contact to resolve the issue.

Q: What is a normal green roof system?

A: Firstly Drainage board, then filter fleece, then the green roof substrate and finally the vegetation.

Q: Will the growing medium be heavy.

A: No as is will be delivered in 25kg bags, so it is light and easy to put on your roof.

Q: Is there only one season to install my green roof?

A: No there is not, but frost will be the only limitation to laying the vegetation layer.

Q: If I don’t choose to have any extras like aluminium trim, and cobbles will the green roof fail?

A: No not at all but we recommend having aluminium trim and cobbles to perfect your green roof.

Q: Will weeds grow on my roof?

A: If you weed a couple of times a year you will keep weeds at bay. But some weeds will cultivate over time, and need removing. Take a look at our maintenance guide to find out more.

Q: Do Buy A Green Roof provide a maintenance package?

A: No we don’t, but if the roof is over a certain size we may be able to work something out. But we do provide a maintenance guide.

Q: Can buy a green roof install?

A: No we don’t, but if the roof is over a certain amount in size we may be able to, but it will have an extra cost. If you would like to find out more please contact us.

Q: Should I fertilize my roof?

A: You don’t need to fertilize a green roof, if you follow our free maintenance guide it will show you how to remove weeds.

Q: Solar or green roof?

A: Why not both! Green roofs help solar panels to work 5% more efficient.

Q: Why buy a green roof?

A: Here at buy a green roof we are a trusted loyal company that care about our customers, we provide a photo check scheme that allows every customer to send back photos, for us to check if you have installed it correctly.

Q: What depth will the system be?

A: It will range from 80mm, to150mm.