Green Roofs
Green Roofing
Environmental Homes
Green Homes

Green Roofs


Extensive green roof systems are the most common type of green roof. The planting media is between 1" – 5". Most extensive green roofs are not for public access and are used primarily for their water conservation properties.


Commonly know as “garden roofs,” intensive green roofs are more complex than extensive green roofs. Planting media for intensive green roofs are at least 12" deep, which allows for greater plant diversity. Intensive green roofs are typically public places that incorporate patio areas. Examples could range from private rooftop patio to the largest green roof, Millennium Park in Chicago.


Twin Oaks Landscaping has fully trained green roof installers who are used to working on roofs.


Twin Oaks Landscaping Project Managers have been trained in the logistics process of installing green roofs in urban settings. They are accustomed obtaining permits and working with cranes.

Social and Aesthetic Benefits

Environmental Benefits

Social and Aesthetic Benefits

Green roof systems have many social benefits from improved livability and improved physical and mental health from exposure to nature. They also provide an increased sense of pride and beautification.

Green roofs are much better looking than asphalt gravel or tar and open up a wide array of possibilities as far as use of space by incorporating patios, gardens and vistas.

Environmental Benefits

Green roofs have many environmental benefits. Water conservation through reduction of storm water runoff is the major benefit of green roof systems. The plants and soil in the green roof system acts like a sponge and absorbs excess rainwater. Green roof systems can reduce runoff by up to 90% thus reducing the impact of new buildings on local municipal drainage systems. Green roofs also help the urban heat island effect by cooling the air. Green roof systems also help with noise reduction and fire prevention.