For more information on Vegetative / Green Roof Systems or if you’re not sure which system is right for you, please contact us at:

253.863.4455

Wayne’s Roofing, Inc. installs layered and tray vegetative/green roof systems with our qualified partners:


Pre-grown Live Roof Tray System installed by Wayne's Roofing, Inc. at Mercer Island Elementary School

What is a Green Roof and how can it benefit you?

A Vegetative / Green roof is a living covering for a roof taking the place of metal, gravel ballast, asphalt, shingles or tiles that provides:

  • Manage Stormwater Waste
  • Produce Economic Incentive
  • Reduce Urban Heat
  • Create Habitat Space
  • Provide Urban Agriculture
  • Increase Therapeutic Value
  • Reduce Interior Noise
  • Provide Amenity Space
  • Increase Property Value


Types of Vegetative / Green Roof Systems:

Tray Systems

Tray Systems are installed using planters that are arranged on the rooftop.

Types:

  • Plant-in-Place (Trays assembled and planted on the roof)
  • Pre-Grown (Trays filled and grown prior to installation)

Components (moving up from the roof):

  • Roof deck, insulation, waterproofing
  • Tray
  • Irrigation
  • Tray Edger
  • Growing Media
  • Plants, vegetation

Benefits:

  • Maximum stormwater retention capability
  • Mobility allows easy access to any potential future leaks or roofing changes
  • Containment of the growing media without purchasing an additional barrier
  • Ability to add trays in phases complementing a more strict budget
  •  Instant green roof by the capability to grow prior to installation

 

Layered Systems:

Layered Systems are installed on the roof itself without planters.

Types:

  • Intensive
  • Extensive
  • Semi-Intensive

Components (moving up from the roof):

  • Roof deck, insulation, waterproofing
  • Protection and storage layer
  • Drainage layer
  • Root Permeable Filter Layer
  • Growing Media
  • Plants, vegetation

Benefits:

  • More suitable for unique shaped rooftops than a Tray System
  • Soil depth flexibility

 

 

Columbia Green Layered System Installed by Wayne's Roofing, Inc. at Experience Music Center

Columbia Green Layered System Installed by Wayne's Roofing, Inc. at Experience Music Center

Columbia Green Plant-in-Place Tray System that Wayne's Roofing, Inc. installed on a Group Health building

Columbia Green Plant-in-Place Tray System that Wayne's Roofing, Inc. installed on a Group Health building


What buildings can have a green roof?

Unfortunately, not all buildings can support green roofs. Contact us today for assistance on finding out if your building is capable of this energy efficient upgrade.