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: https://youtu.be/qKXOXQ8L9Pw 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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