LiveRoof: Green Roof Systems

An example of one LiveRoof tray

An example of one LiveRoof tray

This company specializes in modular “tray” green roof systems, except that they boast an “invisible” tray, which gives the modular system a monolitic look.  They’re based out of Michigan, so for those of you who are siting your projects in the Midwest, this may be an option for you.  I got an estimate of $12,160 for a 1000 square foot roof, which is pretty heafty, but you save on installation.  This price doesn’t beat out the overall price of a typical extensive green roof system, but your paying for the convenience.  It’s much easier to install this type of system as well as replace problem areas and/or access a damaged spot in the membrane. 

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One Response to “LiveRoof: Green Roof Systems”

  1. Dave MacKenzie Says:


    Thank you for mentioning LiveRoof, and for pointing out the ease of installation. LiveRoof, is very easy to install, and green roofs as large as 20,000 square feet can be installed in just a few days. What’s more, LiveRoof is instantly mature, so there is no need to cultivate the roof for years in an attempt to create a “green roof”. This means that it brings immediate green roof benefits, i.e. maximum cooling, maximum storm water retention, optimal aesthetic benefit, extremely low maintenance, and optimal resistance to heat, drought, and wind.

    LiveRoof arrives fully grown, and is the equivalent to a mature ground cover planting. Maintenance is super simple and incredibly fast. I’ve cared for LiveRoofs of 15,000 square feet in as little as 5-10 minutes every 2 weeks. All of these benefits bring great value, save the building owner much money, and easily justify the slightly higher initial cost.

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