Green roofs present a solution in the quest for sustainability, particularly in urban developments where the emphasis is on increasing biodiversity and quality of life. They can aid planning consent and provide many environmental and economic benefits including:
- Prolonging the life of the roof waterproofing system
- Enhancing the aesthetics of the building
- Utilising the roof space
- Improving thermal performance
- Aiding noise reduction
- Providing habitats for plants and animals
- Reducing storm water run off
- Absorbing C02
SikaRoof MTC systems and SikalasticR MTC Green roofing solutions are ideally suited to various green roof systems, such as intensive and extensive green roof systems, warm roof design and inverted roof design.
Intensive Green Roof System designs are versatile, allowing the roof area to be utilised as highly aesthetic areas for recreation, public access or simply to be admired from surrounding buildings.
Extensive Green Roof Systems are an ideal solution to providing an aesthetic, low maintenance ecological feature, which can be admired from surrounding buildings.
Warm roofs are ideally suited to extensive green roof systems, and most intensive green roof systems using SikaRoof MTC Green.
Inverted roofs can be used with all types of green roof designs using SikaRoof® MTC Green as they can withstand extremely high loading.
SikaRoof MTC (Moisture Triggered Chemistry)
SikaRoof® MTC (Moisture Triggered Chemistry) Systems incorporate a unique technology that allows the material to use atmospheric moisture to trigger the curing process. This means the waterproof membranes are capable of curing in a wide range of conditions including extreme temperature ranges and humidity variations. Unlike traditional polyurethane systems they do not release CO2, which often causes gassing, and application is not delayed by adverse weather conditions. Within the SikaRoof® MTC Systems is a Sikalastic® membrane that cures to provide completely seamless waterproof protection. Its liquid application means it can be easily applied to all complex detail areas.
SikalasticR MTC Green – the Solution for Green Roofs
SikaRoof® MTC Green roofing solutions incorporating Sikalastic® liquid membranes are highly advanced root resistant polyurethane coatings, which use atmospheric moisture to trigger the curing process. They have been successfully tested to meet the requirements of DIN 4062 5.7 Root Resistance Test, proving that roots cannot penetrate through the Sikalastic® membrane.
This completely seamless fully-bonded waterproofing system prevents water migration and reduces the risk of leaks due to failure of joints. Easy to apply, the product is cold fusion bonded, and zero heat and flame applications are required. Additionally, the installed system achieves the highest fire ratings.