What’s Involved With Green Roof Winter Maintenance in Vancouver
Green roof system maintenance is often thought of as a task for the spring and summer, but that is not the case in Vancouver. The wet and cold winters here require a year-long maintenance schedule for your green roof system.
If you have installed a green roof system in Vancouver, here are a few winter maintenance tasks to perform.
Inspect & Clear Drainage
Before the winter rolls around, you need to inspect your roof regularly for any signs of damage or leaks and repair them as soon as possible. During the inspection, keep an eye on the drainage system to ensure water is not building up or blocked anywhere.
While it might seem like a good idea to let the snow accumulate on your green roof to provide extra hydration, this can damage the vegetation and cause long-term problems to the drainage system.
After a winter snowfall, you must manually remove the snow or ice from parts of your green roof system to ensure water runoff is not blocked.
Applying a waterproofing sealant to your green roof system can help protect it against wet and cold weather in Vancouver. As November and December are typically the wettest months in Vancouver, it is good to waterproof your roof ahead of time.
These are just a few things to keep in mind when it comes to green roof system maintenance in Vancouver. By following a regular maintenance schedule, you can help ensure your green roof system lasts for many years.
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