Welcome to ZinCo, your Specialist for Innovative, Durable and Sustainable Green Roofs
It is not only the many and varied benefits of green roofs that inspire architects and planners throughout the world, but the seemingly endless opportunities to design and redefine roofs, giving character to individual buildings and entire areas. Creative urban planners are increasingly identifying roof space as a hugely under-utilized urban resource capable of assisting in counteracting the loss of natural living spaces.
Green Roofs are Extending the Variety of Contemporary Architecture
A golf course on a company building, a roof top off-road vehicle test track, a colourful roof garden or flowers blooming on your garage, virtually anything is possible with the correct green roof specification! With ZinCo green roof systems, there is virtually no limit to green roof design. See for yourself!
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System Build-up of the Month:
Stormwater Management Roof
Discover how a Stormwater Mangement Roof balances precipitation peaks effectively.
System Build-up for Inverted Roofs
Many ZinCo build-up systems are suitable for installation on inverted roofs. Click here to see a selection of system data sheets.
Learn more about the landscaping of roofs by attending our CPD seminars for architects and planners Read more
Benefits of Green Roofs
Learn more about the numerous benefits of green roofs:
Visit us at BAU 2017
16 –21 January 2017,
Hall A3, stand 119. Read more
You want an inspiring green roof, so contact us! This is what we can do for you.
Green Roof Research
ZinCo collaborate regularly on various research projects with third-level institutions and other partners.
Watch our videos about exciting green roof projects.
Sustainability is a real buzzword in the construction sector but things are only truly sustainable if they work properly in the long term and this often depends on structural details. For example, if a fall protection system required by law is planned for a flat roof or a solar energy system or if railings have to be fitted around the sparkling new roof garden, unfortunately, the roof is often penetrated in order to secure these elements. However, in certain circumstances this can create cold or thermal bridges and weak points in the roof waterproof membrane. This is now no longer necessary as ZinCo provides tried and tested solutions that do not require the roof membrane to be penetrated, thereby extending the life of the roof considerably. These solutions all work on the ballast principle.
The increase in rain events and flooding and a lowering of the water table are clear indicators that the ecology of the water cycle has been severely impaired as a result of climate change and the consistently high level of soil sealing. This is where green roofs come into play, providing additional green space in densely developed urban areas. Each green roof stores a certain quantity of stormwater and then allows it to run-off in a time delay or to evaporate on the roof. The New Stormwater Management Roof from ZinCo expands this retention effect and in so doing effectively balances out precipitation peaks.