Maintenance


Maintenance Cover-long

We work hard to make sure that you’re green roof is healthy, weed free, and to 95% maturation before we deliver it.  Our goal is for our clients to receive the green roof benefits immediately, with minimal time investment.  Unlike conventional (plant in place) and mat (sod/carpet) systems that require a great deal more irrigation, monitoring, and maintenance after install, the LiveRoof hybrid system requires very little work to insure a successful and healthy green roof.  The above video describes the simple maintenance routine required to safeguard your investment.  (We recommend weeding 1-2 times a month, monitor irrigation regularly, and simple spring (fertilizer) and fall (trim) practices).

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Before a green roof installation, it is important to design and implement an irrigation system.  Green Roofs that are composed mostly of sedums require irrigation every 3 days during the growing season. (They also do require some moisture during the winter (dormant) season – this is usually attained from the snow/snow pack in our region.) Native grass roofs require irrigation (at least) every other day.

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Upon install, our green roofs are sufficiently fertilized for the first year.  It is good practice to fertilize your green roof with a 14-14-14 fertilizer every spring to insure plant health.  In the spring, a trimming (mower/weed trimmer) is the recommended for sedum roofs, and a fall trim is important for grass and wildflower roofs.  Because the modules are vegetated to 95% there is little weed encroachment, however, periodic weeding is necessary.

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Intermountain Roofscape Supply, LLC – Limited Plant Warranty
For Eastern Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado
By Intermountain Roofscape Supply, LLC – LiveRoof® grower – of Whitehall, MT

Intermountain Roofscape Supply, green roof plants are selected for proven performance in environmental extremes in the Rocky Mountain and Northwest Regions. They are, however, living organisms and different from static, nonliving elements of the roof and building. Accordingly, Intermountain Roofscape warrants its prevegetated green roof plants for one (1) year from installation on permanent residence homes. Intermountain Roofscape Supply will not warrant its prevegetated green roof plants that are installed on vacation, recreation, or second residence homes or properties where the owner is not present most of the year.

Conditions Required for Coverage:

• The LiveRoof® system with Intermountain Roofscape Supply grown live vegetation was installed properly, plants were not subject to foot traffic or other physical, environmental, or chemical damage during installation. This system was installed prior to October 15th, before the plants became dormant for the winter season.

• The system has been maintained and maintenance documented in accordance with Intermountain Roofscape Supply and LiveRoof® prescribed “Maintenance Protocol.” Failure to maintain and document maintenance in accord with the Maintenance Protocol results in the nullification of this warranty.

• The LiveRoof® Modules were installed by the designated installation team within 4 hours of delivery by Intermountain Roofscape Supply truck, and were never transferred to any facility, structure, transport device, or vehicle, building, holding yard, or any other location prior to installation on the rooftop.

• If the location of the green roof will be shaded at any point by trees, higher floors, or nearby structures, a shade study must be performed to determine the correct plant selection.

This warranty also excludes certain “Uncontrollable and Natural Acts” as outlined below:

Uncontrollable and Natural Acts

The following are considered natural acts or acts beyond the control of LiveRoof, LLC and are thus excluded from warranty coverage.

a. lightning or fire

b. hail (note: extremely large hail might disfigure plantings, but most plants have below ground buds, and would be expected to rebound quickly)

c. tornados, hurricanes, high velocity straight line winds

d. chemical, including deicing materials, inappropriate fertilizer, late season fertilizer applications (within 2 months of first frost), fertilizer burn, or mechanical damage or neglectful or accidental acts; includes excessive foot traffic (trampling or walking on the same plant more than 2 times per week).

e. poor irrigation water quality, lack of enough water (year round)

f. structural failure or damage of any type

g. physically moved modules (as in the case if modules were removed or moved for rooftop maintenance).

h. divots or plant displacement resulting from removal of large weeds (avoided easily by pulling weeds when they are small)

i. insect or disease infestations

j. animal or bird damage

k. plugged drains

l. matted tree leaves that smother plantings

m. reflected light, generally from south facing walls

n. exposure to exhaust/air currents, hot or cold, from mechanical systems

o. natural selection, whereby one plant that is more aggressive than another ends up dominating or the less aggressive plant or plants

p. earthquakes, erosion, or other acts of God than those listed above

q. damage or deterioration of any kind due to faulty or improper installation

r. damage inflicted due to service or modification of the rooftop or underlying membranes mechanical features

s. vandalism

t. failure to provide and document prescribed maintenance

u. water that pools or stands, from insufficient slope, too few drains, plugged drains, uneven deck, or other cause

v. roof lacking proper insulation

w. any other causes beyond the control of Intermountain Roofscape Supply.

During warranty period, Intermountain Roofscape Supply will provide to building owner additional plants in the form of 38 cell plugs (2 ¼” in diameter), up to 2 per square foot of the area where the plants have not persisted due to any reason besides those defined here. Documented care in accordance with the maintenance protocol is required for warranty coverage.