Vegetative Roofing Systems

Live Roof SystemA vegetative roof system or "live roof" consists of a top layer of live vegetation (plants, trees, shrubs, etc.) over a waterproof membrane and other critical  components. A vegetative roofing system can be found at any level of a structure where vegetation is desired above an inhabited space. Choosing the right contractor to install a living roof is paramount, so be sure to choose a Live Roof Certified Contractor.

While the initial cost of installing a vegetative roof is higher than traditional roofing systems, the aesthetic, energy efficiency and cost-of-ownership benefits are many. The system itself achieves sustainable r-values not normally seen in other systems. This increased insulation value can significantly reduce heating and cooling costs, quickly offsetting the initial cost of the roof. In urban areas, living roofs help remove pollutants from storm water, reduce "Heat Island" effect, reduce noise and improve air quality which often yield rebates and tax incentives for building owners.

If your project has LEED requirements or you're interested having your building LEED certified, a vegetative roof is the ultimate roofing system for obtaining LEED credits.

Obtain LEED Credits

LEED® promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. Choose Sherriff-Goslin roofing contractors to help gain valuable LEED® credits for your next LEED® certified project through a new flat roof or flat roof repair.

Safety-First Program
Assured quality and specialized service— these mark our humble beginnings over 100 years ago. Today, these ideals still guide and sustain us. This philosophy, paired with a passion for advanced standing seam metal roofing, epdm roofing and modified bitumen roofing technology, marks our commitment to you, our customer.
Sherriff-Goslin: Over 100 Years of Service

We started as a “one-horse” roofing company in Battle Creek, Michigan in 1906. Three generations later, members of the Sherriff and Goslin families are still your premier roofing contractors serving Michigan, Indiana and Ohio.