Green roof details
In order to facilitate your work and ensure your needs are met, whatever the type of building you are working on, our technical experts have developed about 30 details on SOPRANATURE® systems and products.
SOPRANATURE® vegetated systems offer a wide variety of social, economic and environmental benefits to building owners and communities. In addition to replacing mineral surfaces with permeable and living surfaces within the properties, they compensate for the loss of ecosystem services caused by urban development.
To help you make an informed decision regarding green roofing system and thus find the best option for your needs, please read the material that our experts have written specifically for the SOPRANATURE® line.
Whether modular or built on site, SOPRANATURE® systems offer great flexibility in green roof design that is tailored to your needs. The various systems shown in our SOPRANATURE® brochure have been designed to meet the normative requirements and environmental challenges of the North American climate.
Each green roof is unique and requires special care to ensure the long-term performance of the system. Maintenance managers must have specific skills and experience in landscaping management.
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Unique on the market, the Mammouth SOPRANATURE Warranty provides peace of mind to building owners who invest in a vegetated roof system.
This warranty is available for roofs that are covered by SOPREMA’s Mammouth Platinum Warranty. The Mammouth Platinum Warranty covers the materials and labour of the waterproofing assembly, while the Mammouth SOPRANATURE Warranty covers the replacement of the SOPRANATURE vegetated system components provided by SOPREMA.
Under this warranty, if corrective action is required due to water infiltration covered by the Mammouth Platinum Warranty, SOPREMA will provide the owner with the materials and labour to remove and reinstall the SOPRANATURE vegetated system.
SOPRANATURE’s TOUNDRA BOX is a pre-vegetated modular tray system. It is composed of a box made of 100% recycled polypropylene and removable, recyclable white belts, containing a filter fabric and a growing medium in which a mix of sedum species is cultivated. The mix of sedums can be adapted according to the hardiness zone and climatic conditions. The TOUNDRA BOX system can be installed on SOPRANATURE green roofs, garden terraces, and plaza decks.
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The Extensive Roof System is designed for lightweight vegetated roofing projects that are typically 3”-6” of media depth. There are a variety of vegetation options that include sedums, herbs and low maintenance plants. They do not typically require a full irrigation system.
The Semi-Intensive Roof System is designed to increase stormwater management capabilities, and projects are typically 6”1-2” of media depth. This system allows for additional plant diversity including small herbs, grasses and some flowers. It also requires more maintenance and regular irrigation.
The Intensive Roof System is designed for full roof landscape projects and is typically 12” or greater in media depth. This system requires frequent maintenance and an irrigation system. It adds usable amenity space to the building and is able to retain the most stormwater.
The Modular System is designed for smaller difficult to access projects that typically have 4”-6” of media depth. There are a variety of vegetation options that include sedums, herbs and low maintenance plants. This system does not typically require a full irrigation system.