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Green Roofing

Rooftop Urban Agriculture

 Roof Services is proud to be an active member in the Green Roofs for Healthy Cities organization and advance the growth of green roofs throughout the New York City metro area while always remembering that the primary function of the roof must be its continued watertight performance. Read the rest of entry »

Roof Garden Waterproofing

Recently Dyami from Roof Services toured a green roof installation in Queens, NY that had all of tour participants enthusiastic and excited about seeing what could be done in terms of growing plants on a rooftop. While we were impressed by the plant growth as anyone else, my first thought was to the lack of consideration provided to the roof’s waterproofing functionality. Read the rest of entry »

Green Roofing. Long Island

2011 saw Long Island’s first retail shopping center built which received a L.E.E.D.’s Silver certification and the roof system was installed by Roof Services, Long Island's Green Roofing Contractor. Read the rest of entry »

Watertight Garden Roof

Dyami Plotke is the Repair & Maintenance Division Manager for Roof Services, Inc. a Long Island based roofing company with considerable experience installing roof membrane systems under green roofs. Read the rest of entry »

Improving Our Environment

In roofing systems there are several things that can accomplish that goal. They are reflective membranes, energy creation through solar panels, improved thermal performance and the elimination of toxins with garden roofing. All of these applications can improve the environment. Read the rest of entry »

Green Roof Energy Efficiency

The first tenant of green roofing is “Increasing Energy Efficiency”.  On the surface this is easy to understand. If you add more roof insulation to a new roof assembly than you had in the previous assembly, such that you keep the cold out in the winter and the cooled air in during the summer, then you have made your building through the installation of a new roof system more green. Read the rest of entry »

What does Green in Green Roofing Mean?

We have seen a wide variation of “Green” improvements and the benefits ranging from almost nothing to the very substantial. You need to be careful because you might think that you are installing a green roof when you are in actuality getting very little green benefit. In order for a roofing assembly to truly be “Green” it follows one or all of these three basic tenants. Read the rest of entry »
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