Sarnafil Inc., a manufacturer of thermoplastic roofing and waterproofing systems, and Roofscapes, Inc., a full-service green roof firm, have announced a single source Sarnafil system warranty agreement for extensive green roof systems. Under the terms of the agreement, the companies agree to jointly promote green roofs and to offer a single source Sarnafil warranty.
“We are pleased to be the industry’s first single–ply roofing manufacturer to offer a single source green roof warranty,” said Brian Whelan, president and CEO of Sarnafil Inc. “This agreement brings together two of the best companies in the green roofing market with a combined green roofing experience of more than 40 years.”
Green roofs consist of a planted area on a roof surface. They offer numerous benefits to the building owner and the environment including, reduced building heating and cooling costs, protection of the waterproofing membrane, improved air quality, storm water retention, reduction in the urban heat island effect, and aesthetic appeal.
“The Sarnafil-Roofscapes, Inc. agreement offers a breakthrough for the architect and building owner,” said Charlie Miller, president of Roofscapes, Inc. “Green roof systems require specialized design and installation expertise. It is imperative that the waterproofing system design and materials be of the highest quality to avoid costly and difficult repairs in the future. Likewise, the growing medium and vegetated cover design and maintenance are critical to the vitality of the roofing system. Now building owners can have the peace of mind of working with the industry’s most experienced green roof team and get a single source warranty covering the entire system.”
The team of Sarnafil and Roofscapes, Inc. utilizes time tested design principles while customizing each installation to satisfy the demands of regional climates and conditions. Sarnafil and Roofscapes, Inc. encourage a design-build relationship with the owner and designer to address all issues involving the waterproofing design, plant selection, water management and conservation, maintenance requirements, and system weight in an effort to tailor the vegetated roof to climatic constraints and the client’s needs.