Lok-Down Rooftop System for Wind Uplift
By Tectura Designs
In the same way that green roofs require special assemblies for planting, they require similarly unique systems for paving too. Tectura Designs, a Wausau Tile brand, offers a line of green roof paving systems that include a locking system. The locking system is needed where wind uplift could carry loose tiles up into the air. Uplift is usually the most drastic at the corners of the building and around the building's parapet.
The Lok-Down Rooftop System is tested to withstand wind speeds of over 145 mph. The system is available in multiple sizes for custom layout, but the 24" square format is the most efficient.
Example of this material in action:
Rooftop Terrace, The Florida Aquarium, Tampa, FL, 2020