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How to Build a Green Roof on a Shipping Container House 2018 | SHELTERMODE. In This video, we bring to you; How to Build a Green Roof on A Shipping Container House. Stay tuned as we show you how to go about it step by step. The walls and roof of shipping containers are designed to be watertight and therefore it’s possible to live in a shipping container house without any additional roof. The biggest advantage of adding planted roof or a roof garden onto your container house is to enhance is its charm and beauty. Rooftop vegetation improves urban ecology by retaining storm water, which helps to reduce peak flow and total runoff volume. It also reduces energy usage by keeping your home warmer in snowy weather and cooler in summer. Compared to steel roofing planted roof are good to muffle noise. When properly constructed, vegetative roofs help create a microclimate by reducing the urban heat island effect around the home. How to Build a Green Roof on a Shipping Container House 2018 | SHELTERMODE. WATCH THIS VIDEO HERE: Once you have all your permits and licenses from your local council in place, you can embark on construction of the green roof in the following 2 broad categories: STRUCTURAL DESIGN 1. Additional reinforcement must be introduced 2. First introduce steel cross beams under the ceiling and welded onto the top side rails at every 4 corrugations to accommodate the additional weight load from the dirt on the roof. 3. Prime the container roof and apply a marine grade epoxy then, 4. apply an Anti-corrosive metal paint to protect the container roof against rust 5. The last bit of the structure is to build the roof frame PLANTING THE ROOF 1. Waterproof membrane 2. Root Barrier 3. Insulation 4. […]

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  • Alex A 2 years ago


  • ScottM1973 2 years ago

    A lot of green roofs have a water retention layer put between the drainage layer and the filter layer as plants on top of roofs get exposed to a lot of sun and require water frequently. It's basically a plastic sheet of little cups to hold water and membrane to allow overflow of water into the drainage layer. It's also a good idea to have a 2nd water proofing layer on top of the 1st and to remember to ensure that plumbing stacks/etc are sealed properly.

    Properly installed green roofs can have a lifespan of 50 years and are much more environmentally friendly than the typical asphalt roofing with a life cycle of only 20 years. They are quieter than metal roofing and have a excellent r-value compared to other roofing as well.

  • MARLO TREE 2 years ago

    been waiting 4 this info!!
    thx so much for sharing

  • Mathew Poole 2 years ago

    Concept is sound and informative enough for someone that's not familiar with basic gardening.

    For climates like Australia could a hydroponic system be used instead?
    Collecting rain water and filtered gray water from with in the house.
    The moving water should be able to draw away more heat on the hot summer days
    Not sure if the water would over heat for the plants or be flowing to quickly to draw off the heat though.