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Green Roof – McDonald and WetleHave you recently had an eco green roof added to your property? Are you in the process of deciding between a conventional roof and a living roof and want more information about upkeep?

A green roof, or living roof, is an eco-friendly choice that also resolves conventional roofing issues, including storm water management and energy efficiency. Because they’re covered in vegetation, greens roofs require a bit more maintenance than the conventional roof. The following green roof maintenance tips can help keep your new eco roof lush for years to come.

Get Rid of Weeds

Like gardens, green roofs are susceptible to weed infestation. A few times each year, you should remove grass and other weeds that can take over and prevent your green roof plants from thriving.

Clear Out Drainage Areas

In addition to killing your green roof vegetation, improper drainage can cause serious water damage to your underlying roof structure and the building itself. Twice a year, you should remove plants that are growing too close to drains, as well as around the border of the roof.

Inspect for Pests

While living roofs are designed to attract certain insects to support biodiversity, unwanted pests may start calling your roof home. If you suspect an infestation of insects, birds, mice, rats or other pests, it’s important to have an effective, integrated pest management system in place to prevent further damage.

Ensure Proper Watering Practices

Eco roofs are engineered to require little to no watering. However, during certain times of the year, you may experience a dry spell. In order to keep your green roof alive, you may need to water the plants. Err on the side of caution when watering the roof, as too much water can add excessive weight.

Green Roof Maintenance from McDonald & Wetle

Since 1921, McDonald & Wetle has been providing commercial roofing services to businesses throughout the Pacific Northwest. If you want to learn more about green roof maintenance or require maintenance and repair services, contact our Lakewood, WA office or our Portland, OR office today.

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McDonald & Wetle

Portland Metro Area

2020 NE 194th Avenue, Portland
OR 97230, USA
Phone: 503-667-0175 503-667-0175
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 8am to 4pm

Seattle Metro Area

9420 39th Avenue, Lakewood
WA 98499, USA
Phone: 253-589-8999 253-589-8999
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 8am to 4pm

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