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Contract provision addresses vegetative roof system wind uplift capacity

This month's contract provision is intended to be added to another party's contract form when a vegetative roof system is being installed. While underlying roof systems are frequently required to meet certain wind-uplift requirements, the plants and media themselves are usually not tested or wind rated. This month's provision is intended to provide that a roofing contractor will not be liable in the event the plants are blown off the roof.

Vegetative roof system wind uplift capacity: Roofing Contractor has no knowledge and makes no representations as to the wind uplift capacity of the plants, media or other components of the vegetative roof system. Roofing Contractor shall not be responsible or liable for any claims, costs, damages, expenses, fines or losses, including attorneys' fees, arising from or relating to the wind uplift capacity of the plants, media, or other components of the green roof system, including but not limited to claims relating to blow-off of such plants, media or components, unless such claims, costs, damages, expenses, fines or losses are caused solely by Roofing Contractor's failure to comply with the manufacturer's installation instructions.


12/27/2011



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