Ensuring High-Quality Green Roof Soil
Rooflite Blog
by Meagan Manning
5d ago
If you’ve ever been involved with a green roof project, you know there are a lot of moving parts that go into a successful project. Each component of a green roof, from the roof layer on up to the soil and plants, is an integral part of bringing the project to life. In our view, the green roof soil is one of the most important parts of a green roof project, and it’s not just because we produce green roof soil.  Why? Because using the wrong green roof soil can cause a lot of problems, not just with your plants but with the overall green roof installation.  We like to think most people ..read more
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The Green Roof Soil Ordering Process
Rooflite Blog
by Meagan Manning
1M ago
So you’ve chosen rooflite to provide your green roof soil. Thank you! We are so excited to work with you on your green roof soil needs.  Before we place your order, we need some information from you. Here is the list: What rooflite products or systems? What weight class? How many cubic yards? How will it be packaged? What is the timeline for the project to start?  Let’s run through each of these. rooflite Products or Systems We will need to know which products or systems you need to order for your green roof installation. The specific products or system will be determined by your d ..read more
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Top 5 Concerns Related to Green Roof Soil Orders
Rooflite Blog
by Meagan Manning
1M ago
As we work with customers on green roof soil orders, we hear a lot of the same concerns, and we want to share the top 5 with you. Will the soil work for my plants? Put simply, yes! Before we place a soil order for your project, we will want to understand what plants you have in your design, so we can make sure you use the right product for your project and design. Which product supports the widest plant palette? This is easy – our rooflite intensive base product. This product is an underlying layer that mimics and improves upon natural soil horizons while also being lightweight and free draini ..read more
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Top 5 Questions about Our Green Roof Soil
Rooflite Blog
by Meagan Manning
1M ago
We get a lot of questions from customers about our green roof soil, and we want to share the top 5 questions we get most frequently. What is in your blends? All our rooflite product blends are precisely formulated for long-term success. The details for each blend will vary by product and region, based on the available local materials. You can find out all the details on each of our product blends on our Specifications page. How do I select the right product? The main thing that determines which product you need is what plants you are using in your design. The plants determine which product or ..read more
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Green Roof Soil Systems
Rooflite Blog
by Meagan Manning
4M ago
All of us in the green roof industry love to see a project come together and see how a green roof can change a building and a neighborhood. But green roof projects can be complex. Pulling together a successful green roof can involve many disciplines and specialties, from engineers and architects to roofers and installers. Because of this cross-discipline effort, it’s important to have proven solutions that work out of the box. Things that make your job easier and the overall green roof process smoother.  That’s why we created a new innovation in green roof soil: green roof soil syste ..read more
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New rooflite Blender in Tacoma: TE Walrath
Rooflite Blog
by Meagan Manning
5M ago
Landenberg, PA, February 27, 2024  – Skyland USA announced today that TE Walrath, Inc. has joined its official blender network in the greater Seattle Tacoma, Washington area, serving a region with a growing green roof industry. TE Walrath is a family-owned company with multiple divisions that serve a variety of industries, including Soil Technologies, landscape supply, marine services, trucking and construction. As the premier provider of green roof media in the United States, rooflite is committed to bringing its high-quality soil products to every region of the U.S. Washington state is ..read more
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Skyland USA Welcomes New Hire Alan Rayfield
Rooflite Blog
by Meagan Manning
7M ago
Landenberg, PA, January 5, 2024 – Skyland USA today announced that Alan Rayfield has joined the company as a Technical Sales Representative. Alan joins Skyland with an impressive background in commercial landscaping, bringing his expertise and passion to our sales department. With 16 years of experience in a variety of roles, including field work and management, Alan is poised to make significant contributions to our company. In his role as Technical Sales Representative, Alan will handle critical tasks for the company. He will work with green roof customers through the various stages of the s ..read more
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Our Technical Knowledge and Experience
Rooflite Blog
by Meagan Manning
9M ago
rooflite is a green roof soil provider, but we also have many years of technical experience in the green roof industry, which has given us a lot of knowledge that we can share with you and our customers.  When you’re picking your green roof soil product to meet the design of your roof, we can help with a variety of decisions and steps, including: Picking the right product: we can help make sure you order the correct product for your design and ensure that it’s compatible with everything else you’re planning on your green roof. Understanding product weights: we can help you pick the perfe ..read more
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How We Develop and Test Our Green Roof Soil Products
Rooflite Blog
by Meagan Manning
9M ago
Since our founding almost 20 years ago, we’ve been obsessed with making sure our green roof soil products are the highest quality possible. We want landscape designers to have long-lasting, successful green roof designs, and we know our products have to be up to the task.  The environment of a green roof is unique. Anything installed on a roof has to contend with wind, rain, snow, and other weather conditions. This includes our green roof soil, which has to stand up to these harsh and unforgiving conditions.  So how do we make sure our products will withstand these conditions? Our pr ..read more
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The green roof industry: our vision
Rooflite Blog
by Meagan Manning
9M ago
At rooflite, our vision has always been to give the green roof industry the tools to create creative and dynamic green roofs. We want to be your partner in green roof soil, so you can create any kind of green roof masterpiece you want. So how do we do this? First, we have to deliver on our core promise: creating the highest-quality green roof soil. Green roof soil is unique, and we have spent many years perfecting our soil so it meets the needs of a green roof project. It must be lightweight, retain and drain water, supply the right amount of nutrients for the plants on a roof, and be l ..read more
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