Bob Moretti understands both the technical and the business sides of roofing. Working for Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance in the Chicago area, it’s his job to communicate with commercial clients their roofing options, including the specific design for their business infrastructure and their replacement costs. With a background in business administration and experience in the roofing industry in the local Chicago area, Moretti is well-armed to recommend new and unique roofing solutions to his many clients.
One of the newer roofing options is vegetative roofing, which are rooftops where thin layers of plant life grow on the top of conventional flat or sloping roofs. Vegetative roofs, as Bob Moretti explains to his many clients interested in this ground-breaking roofing style, are usually divided into two basic groups: those which are six inches or shallower, or extensive vegetative roofs, and those that can be even deeper than six inches and that merge into other landscapes, called intensive vegetative roofs. These new designs can provide oxygen, a solid covering for many buildings, and even food.
Bob Moretti has seen the industry move toward more sustainable materials for roofs in recent years. Vegetative roofs are another example of how the roofing industry, especially in the Chicago area, has moved into a greener direction.