GreenSEAL Garden Roofs

Garden Roofs from Sealco Waterproofing Systems

Besides the decorative benefit, GreenSEAL garden roofs can provide food, temperature control, hydrological benefits, architectural enhancement, habitats or corridors for wildlife, recreational opportunities, and in large scale it may even have ecological benefits. The practice of cultivating food on the rooftop of buildings is sometimes referred to as rooftop farming.  Rooftop farming is usually done using GreenSEAL green roof systems, hydroponics, aeroponics, air-dynaponics and even container gardens.

Roof gardens are most often found in urban environments. Plants have the ability to reduce the overall heat absorption of the building which then reduces energy consumption.  The primary cause of heat build-up in cities is insolation, the absorption of solar radiation by roads and buildings in the city and the storage of this heat in the building material and its subsequent re-radiation. Plant surfaces however, as a result of transpiration, do not rise more than 4–5 °C above the ambient and are sometimes cooler.  This then translates into a cooling of the environment between 3.6 and 11.3 degrees Celsius, depending on the area on earth (in hotter areas, the environmental temperature will cool more). This study was performed by the University of Cardiff.

A study at the National Research Council of Canada showed the differences between roofs with gardens and roofs without gardens against temperature. The study shows temperature effects on different layers of each roof at different times of the day. Roof gardens are obviously very beneficial in reducing the effects of temperature against roofs without gardens.  If widely adopted, rooftop gardens could reduce the urban heat island, which would decrease smog episodes, problems associated with heat stress and further lower energy consumption.

Aside from rooftop gardens providing resistance to thermal radiation, rooftop gardens are also beneficial in reducing rain run-off.  A roof garden can delay run off; reduce the rate and volume of run off.  As cities grow, permeable substrates are replaced by impervious structures such as buildings and paved roads. Storm water run-off and combined sewage overflow events are now major problems for many cities.  A key solution is to reduce peak flow by delaying (e.g., control flow drain on roofs) or retaining run-off (e.g., rain detention basins). Rooftop gardens can delay peak flow and retain the run-off for later use by the plants.

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Why Choose a Sealco Waterproofing Systems Garden Roof?

  • Superior Products – We have carefully selected the best components for our garden roof system from the membrane to the finished article.
  • A Wealth Of Experience – Our manufacturers are the leaders in roofing membranes including garden roofs for over 35 years.
  • Turn Key Solution – We offer much assistance with your garden roof from supplying quality components to providing turn key solutions.
  • Economical – Our size and experience enables us to offer one of the most economical garden roof systems available.
  • Backing – Our manufacturers have up to 50years experience in the membrane roofing international industry and are the leaders in their field. 
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Downloads

Product Information

  • GreenSEAL Brochure

    GreenSEAL Brochure

    pdf PDF (0.81MB)

  • WarmSEAL Brochure

    WarmSEAL Brochure

    pdf PDF (1.06MB)

  • EcoTuff Brochure

    EcoTuff Brochure

    pdf PDF (0.82MB)

  • FlameSEAL Brochure

    FlameSEAL Brochure

    pdf PDF (0.94MB)

  • Sealco FlameSEAL Manual

    Sealco FlameSEAL Manual

    pdf PDF (17.39MB)

  • Geotextile Protection Mat

    Geotextile Protection Mat

    pdfPDF (0.15MB)

     

  • Q-Drain Technical Data Sheet

    Q-Drain Technical Data Sheet

    pdf PDF (0.22MB)

  • MaxiSTUD Technical Data Sheet

    MaxiSTUD Technical Data Sheet

    pdf PDF (0.84MB)

Architectural Information

  • 4422WR - Sealco EcoTUFF GreenSEAL Spec

    4422WR - Sealco EcoTUFF GreenSEAL Spec

    pdf PDF (0.14MB)

  • 4421WR - GreenSEAL FlameSEAL Spec

    4421WR - GreenSEAL FlameSEAL Spec

    pdf PDF (0.11MB)

MSDS Information

  • Ultrastick SDS

    Ultrastick SDS

    pdf PDF (1.04MB)

Drawings

EcoTUFF

  • Ballast drainRITE Outlet

    Ballast drainRITE Outlet

    dwg DWG (0.03MB) rvt RVT (1.02MB) pdf PDF (0.13MB)
  • Ballast flowRITE Scupper Outlet

    Ballast flowRITE Scupper Outlet

    dwg DWG (0.05MB) rvt RVT (1.12MB) pdf PDF (0.13MB)
  • Ballast Gutter

    Ballast Gutter

    dwg DWG (0.04MB) rvt RVT (1.08MB) pdf PDF (0.15MB)
  • ecoTUFF (TPO) Cutaway

    ecoTUFF (TPO) Cutaway

    dwg DWG (0.12MB) rvt RVT (1.70MB) pdf PDF (0.14MB)
  • Insulated Internal Corner Termination

    Insulated Internal Corner Termination

    dwg DWG (0.03MB) rvt RVT (0.98MB) pdf PDF (0.10MB)
  • Non-Insulated Corner Termination

    Non-Insulated Corner Termination

    dwg DWG (0.03MB) rvt RVT (0.98MB) pdf PDF (0.10MB)
  • Soil drainRIGHT Outlet

    Soil drainRIGHT Outlet

    dwg DWG (0.03MB) rvt RVT (1.02MB) pdf PDF (0.11MB)
  • Soil flowRITE Scupper

    Soil flowRITE Scupper

    dwg DWG (0.04MB) rvt RVT (1.11MB) pdf PDF (0.11MB)
  • Membrane Saddle Flashing

    Membrane Saddle Flashing

    png PNG (0.08MB)

FlameSEAL

  • 3D Cutaway

    3D Cutaway

    dwg DWG (0.12MB) rvt RVT (1.69MB) pdf PDF (0.14MB)
  • Ballast drainRITE Outlet

    Ballast drainRITE Outlet

    dwg DWG (0.03MB) rvt RVT (1.02MB) pdf PDF (0.13MB)
  • Balast flowRITE Scupper Outlet

    Balast flowRITE Scupper Outlet

    dwg DWG (0.05MB) rvt RVT (1.12MB) pdf PDF (0.13MB)
  • Ballast Gutter

    Ballast Gutter

    dwg DWG (0.04MB) rvt RVT (1.06MB) pdf PDF (0.14MB)
  • Ballast Internal Corner Termination

    Ballast Internal Corner Termination

    dwg DWG (0.03MB) rvt RVT (1.00MB) pdf PDF (0.13MB)
  • Non-insulated Internal Corner Termination

    Non-insulated Internal Corner Termination

    dwg DWG (0.03MB) rvt RVT (0.98MB) pdf PDF (0.10MB)
  • Soil drainRITE Outlet

    Soil drainRITE Outlet

    dwg DWG (0.03MB) rvt RVT (1.02MB) pdf PDF (0.11MB)
  • Soil flowRITE Scupper

    Soil flowRITE Scupper

    dwg DWG (0.04MB) rvt RVT (1.12MB) pdf PDF (0.11MB)
  • Membrane Saddle Flashing

    Membrane Saddle Flashing

    png PNG (0.08MB)

Get In Touch

Many factors need to be considered in order to come to a decision for your waterproofing. Sealco Waterproofing Systems have experienced staff that will be able to guide you through the best solution to your waterproofing needs.

Our Locations

6 Caerphilly Place
Hillsborough, Christchurch 8022
0508 Sealco (292837)
PO Box 35-190, Christchurch 8640 admin@sealco.co.nz

Online Distribution
180 Savill Drive
Otahuhu
Auckland 2024