by Brianna Crandall — May 5, 2017 — GAF, a major North American roofing manufacturer, recently announced a new relationship with LiveRoof, giving commercial roofing contractors the ability to offer more living roofing solutions — also known as green roofs — to their customers. Commercial building owners and managers and architects can now benefit from the proven low-slope roofing systems offered by GAF combined with LiveRoof’s expertise in green roofing.
Christian Hartwig, GAF product manager, stated:
GAF’s relationship with LiveRoof is an example of our ability to offer the latest roofing systems and technologies to our contractors. We’re proud to offer not only the best in low-slope roofing systems, but the best in green roofing.
LiveRoof experts will provide on-the-job training and certification to GAF Master and Master Select Contractors in green roof installation. Once an order is placed, it is custom planted at a local growing location and delivered to the jobsite fully grown. This program gives GAF factory-certified contractors the ability to expand their skill set and qualify for more jobs, notes GAF.
Dave MacKenzie, president, LiveRoof Global, added:
Green roofs offer building owners a vast number of environment and economic benefits. They naturally cool buildings, are beautiful, retain stormwater, sequester carbon, reduce noise, and protect roof membranes. Studies show views of and interactions with nature reduce patient recovery times and employee absenteeism and turnover, yield higher rents and lower vacancies, and even enhance performance with increased memory retention, focus, and productivity.
Green roofing systems offer many benefits for building owners and facilities managers. To name a few, a LiveRoof system installed atop GAF TPO can conserve energy and reduce indoor temperatures and cooling costs. It can also extend the life of a roof by protecting it from elements such as wind and mechanical damage, while adding natural beauty.
For more information about the partnership, visit the GAF LiveRoof Web page.