The aim of a roof is to protect us from the effect of the weather. An ordinary roof fulfils those requirements perfectly. But other ways are also possible, for example by choosing a ‘green roof’.

On a green roof, the coverage mainly consists of living plants. In fact, the name “green roof” is a little misleading, after all, this kind of roof does not really have to be green. And nor do the plants growing on it. For example, in the United Kingdom one talks of ‘brown roofs’.
Naturally, plants solely as a roof covering are not sufficient. The basis used for the plants is crusially important. A correct basis with a suitable structure, a suitable substrate and the correct draining facilities are needed.

In fact, a green roof could also be realised in an entirely natural way. The only problem is that nature takes its time about it. In practice, it will easily takes ten- to –twenty years before you get the right effect. If you would like to hellp nature along, choose the landscaped variety of green roofs.