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October 1st, 2013 at 6:05 am

Green Roof – Atlanta Botanical Garden

This weekend was my first trip to the Atlanta Botanical Garden. It was well worth the $18.95 admission, and the $5.00 for parking. It’s a great way to get some exercise (a lot of walking involved), while seeing beautiful scenery. They had a wide variety of plants both inside and out, and even a park for children.

When first entering the building of the Atlanta Botanical Garden I noticed a green roof (or as I call it a roof garden). I consider any energy efficient roof as “green”, roofs that I see on a daily basis. However, I do not see many roof gardens in the south, so I snapped some photos.

roof garden

Green Roof at Atlanta Botanical Garden

 

living roof

Plants on Roof

Plants cover nearly 50% of the visitor center roof area, provide natural cooling, sound insulation, and additional wildlife habitat for the many squirrels, birds, lizards, and critters that live at the park. This roof consist of five layers of material for waterproofing for the interior.

If you are interested in visiting the Atlanta Botanical Garden additional information can be found below.

Atlanta Botanical Garden

1345 Piedmont Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA, 30309

404-876-5859

http://www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

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May 9th, 2013 at 1:06 pm

GA Bill Update

As you may already know, despite a great deal of support from associations volunteers and hard work by lobbyists, we were not successful in getting HB 301 (GA state licensing bill) passed during this latest Georgia Legislative Session.

Many thanks to all those who have contributed their time and resources to further our legislative efforts this year.

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March 2nd, 2013 at 1:03 pm

Licenses for Georgia Roofers

The bill to create licensed Georgia roofing contractors (House Bill 301) was dropped on day sixteen of the current Georgia legislative session. The bill has been assigned to the regulated industries committee.

This bill is intended to protect Georgia homeowners and businesses, who are
regularly victimized by fly by night roofers. Often from our neighboring states,
all of which have strict licensing requirements, they come to Georgia because our
lack of regulation allows them to prey on the unwary. After every natural disaster
in the state, whether a hurricane on the coast or the recent destructive tornado in
Adairsville, unqualified roofers descend on Georgia to take advantage of the
victims, making easy money doing shoddy work, or taking deposits and doing no
work at all.

This bill is crucial to the future of regulation in the roofing industry.

For a copy of the bill please visit: http://www.legis.ga.gov/legislation/en-US/Display/20132014/HB/301

 

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January 29th, 2013 at 1:42 pm

Flashings – The Basics

Roof Flashings – 101

Roof flashings are the system components that weatherproof or seal the membrane at the roof edge or anywhere the membrane is penetrated.

Basically, they seal the roof at the edges and at penetrations.

Types of Roof Flashings

Curbs

Parapet Walls

Gutter

Pipes

Ducts

Ridges and Valleys

Scuppers

Vent Stacks

Roof drains

Expansion joints

TPO and PVC flashings should never be mixed together, because they will not weld together. This is a common installation mistake, which should never be made.

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