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Old 02-09-2014, 09:10 PM
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Green Roof

Hey guys,

I have always wanted to do a green roof. Never thought that I would have the opportunity to do one in my area. Well I just got a set of plans for a lakefront home that has 2 four car garages each of which is supposed to have a green roof.

My contractor has asked for my help on this. So, I am asking for yours. Guys that have done it, I would love to hear tips, where to get materials, etc.

Thanks.
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Old 02-10-2014, 12:28 AM
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What did the architect or engineer spec in the drawings?
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Old 02-10-2014, 02:48 AM
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Yeah, we have done several- none of the details were left to us. We just installed it.

What part of it do you have to figure out?
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Old 02-10-2014, 10:07 AM
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Need more details. I used to design them for a large firm and am now a certified installer.
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Old 02-10-2014, 12:08 PM
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See, thats the crazy thing about this. I have the plans, and unless they didn't send the entire set to me there are no specifications other than that they want a green roof on those 2 buildings. So, any info is appreciated.
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Old 02-10-2014, 01:53 PM
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The first thing i would want to know is if that roof structure can handle the weight. Soil and plant's can add a lot of pound's quick. If that checked out i would want to know how the drainage was set up. Water can kill a structure, fast.
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Old 02-11-2014, 12:20 AM
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See, thats the crazy thing about this. I have the plans, and unless they didn't send the entire set to me there are no specifications other than that they want a green roof on those 2 buildings. So, any info is appreciated.
Then you call them up and ask where the details are. If there are none then you tell your client that they need to hire somebody who is competent in the area of green roof design. Let somebody else take the professional liability for the design. Don't install anything unless you have a full set of plans from a licensed architect.
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Old 02-11-2014, 07:41 AM
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Then you call them up and ask where the details are. If there are none then you tell your client that they need to hire somebody who is competent in the area of green roof design. Let somebody else take the professional liability for the design. Don't install anything unless you have a full set of plans from a licensed architect.
totally agree. Way too many variables at play here and unless you're getting compensated for designing and estimating the project, it's going to be a huge time sink.
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