Green Roof Trays: Back to Basics

Green roof trays are simple, easy to install modules that can help you with your roof repair and maintenance. Each module consists of a solid green roof system, which includes a waterproofing system, rain retention, and protection against thermal and UV fluctuations. Other benefits of green roof trays include habitat creation, noise reduction, rainwater irrigation, and reduced heating and cooling costs. Let’s find out more.

Structure and Design

Green roof trays are a combo of cost-effective installation and design flexibility. Given below are the features of the design structure.

• Strong, rapid drainage and effective storage functions

• Can allow up to 1.8 liters of water and can withstand high temperature

• Overhead layer designing and housing function can keep your roof dry

• Allows multi-layer heat insulation

The Traditional Approach

The traditional approach to build a roof uses a multiplayer system, which requires more time and effort. Given below are the components you need for the installation:

• Structural support

• Roofing membrane

• Root barrier and membrane protection

• Insulation

• Root barrier, water storage, aeration and drainage

• Growing medium

• Vegetation

Advantages of installing a Green Roof Trays System

• Quite easy to assemble

• Can stand the test of time

• Easy to maintain

• No need to build multiplayer

By placing a pedestal below the planter bottom, it will be in an aerial state for better drainage and ventilation. Plus, it will block high-temperature and save you a lot of time and money. Let’s get a deeper insight into the advantage of green roof trays.

Easy to Assemble: Based on your needs, you can get the right-sized planters and put them together to make a garden on your roof. You won’t need any tools to complete the job in a few minutes.

Great Design: With the crisscross water filtration, you can balance water-logging and drought.

Durability: Since the garden box features UV-protected polyethylene, it won’t peel, crack or rot. Plus, there will be no water leakage at all.

DIY Garden on your Roof: Green roof trays can help you make a DIY garden on your rooftop. You can use plastic trays and put them on your roof or in your yard with ease.


Typically, Polypropylene Copolymer is used as the raw material for making these trays. This makes sure that the trays can withstand high temperature to stay with you for years to come.

One planter uses two irrigation systems: the bottom box is for the water storage and the other system is for drop or infiltrating irrigation.

The structure of the modules allows you to assemble or disassemble the unit so you can have different designs.

The trays offer different functions like water storage, drainage, rainwater collection, and infiltrating irrigation.

So, if you want to protect your rooftop and turn it into a garden at the same time, we suggest that you install green roof trays. You will find them quite useful. However, if you don’t know what to do, make sure you get in touch with a professional.

Source by Shalini M