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Green Roofing

Pinnacle Group Inc. has a proven track record with green roofing. We have been demonstrating the benefits of green roofing to our clients for several years. There are numerous types of green roofs, as well as many different definitions for the term “green roofing.” The roofing industry is beginning to define green roofing as all types of roofs installed with conscientious environmental practices in mind. A green roof could have plants, grass or any type of growing matter, or could simply be a white membrane or coating or white dolomite gravel surfacing, where the owner is benefiting by lowering heating and cooling costs and reducing the effects on the environment by lessening the urban heat island effect.

Solar panel arrays have been installed on the roof, over a built-up roofing assembly.Solar panel arrays have been installed on the roof, over a built-up roofing assembly.

A root barrier for the vegetative roof has been installed over the inverted roofing system.A root barrier for the vegetative roof has been installed over the inverted roofing system.

 

Some of the benefits of installing a green roof are:

  • Reducing the impact of roofing on the environment
  • Saving on current heating and cooling costs
  • Potentially increasing the service life of the roof
  • Creating a beautiful environment and/or amenity space for tenants
Concrete curbs have been installed to divide the roof sections.Concrete curbs have been installed to divide the roof sections.

Green roofs come in all shapes and sizes. The products to be used in a green roof’s composition are based on several factors, including the type of building, the building location, the existing structure, access to the roof and the roofing budget.

The contractor is pumping a growing medium onto the roof over root barrier.The contractor is pumping a growing medium onto the roof over the root barrier.

The growing medium has been applied to the entire roof. Following this step, the contractor will plant the vegetation.The growing medium has been applied to the entire roof. Following this step, the contractor will plant the vegetation.

Pinnacle Group Inc. works with a team of specialists, including engineers, plant specialists, and several different manufacturers to determine the best green roofing system for the job. Our team of experts has a history of success and continues to keep up with new industry advancements to aid our clients with their green roofing needs.

Pinnacle Group Inc. is a member of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities & has a designated GRP (Green Roofing Professional) on staff.

Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) member Canadian Roofing Contractors Association (CRCA) member Construction Specifications Canada (CSC) member Green Roofs For Healthy Cities member Sealant and Waterproofing Association of Ontario member Ontario Building Envelope Council member Ontario Industrial Roofing Contractors Association member Roof Consultants Institute member International Facility Management Association member