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Building a Green Roof

The following series of videos explains the process of installing a green roof.

Building a Green Roof: Part 1: An Introduction

Learn about the many benefits as well as the different types of green roofs. To learn more, click here for an earlier post on green roofs.

Building a Green Roof: Part 2: Leak Detection

Learn about the process of ensuring you have a leak-free roof before installing a green roof. Click here to learn more about this process.

Building a Green Roof: Part 3: Layers of a Green Roof

Learn about the many layers it takes to create a green roof. Click here to read more about this process.

Building a Green Roof: Part 4: Planting an Extensive Green Roof

Learn about the techniques and plants used on an extensive green roof. For further reading, click here.

Building a Green Roof: Part 5: Planting a Semi-Intensive Green Roof

Explore the plants and the planting techniques used on a semi-intensive green roof. To learn more, click here.