Then, I wanted to explore LiveRoof Products. Dave shared his insights about the unique LiveRoof System. “It is the only system that, by U.S. and Canadian patents, can have a removable soil elevator. This is a component that allows us to raise the soil height during the growing of the product. When the product is installed on the rooftop, the soil elevator is removed and the soil is integrated across the entire roof (not segmented by trays), and therefore functions naturally, as one monolithic soil stratum. This is the core differentiator; we also use the very best engineered growing medium, designed to last indefinitely and our systems are fully integrated with what I believe are the industry’s best plants, delivery methods, edging, paver system, wind uplift system, retention and detention systems, protocol for care, and customer support.”
How have LiveRoof products evolved over the years? The core modules are undergoing their first revision in 15 years; this, I believe is a testament to “doing it right the first time”. The core product is timeless, but we’re making a little modification to make it even easier to install. And, recently we completed a 3-year study and introduced a product called RoofBlue RETAIN, which boosts storm water capture and enhances plant growth. There is always something that we are researching to make things simpler, better and easier.