BioTray Vegetated Roof Delivery System
Pre-grow your vegetated roof before installing it, saving time, money and headaches
These BioTrays were installed on the Greensburg, KS, city hall roof after the city was rebuilt following a devastating tornado.
Tremco Roofing has a long history of working with building owners, facilities professionals and architects to create vegetated roofs that help manage water and energy usage. These roofs also make the building more comfortable for occupants, offer a beautiful space for everyone to enjoy, and even add to the building’s value.
Now we can increase the roofs’ sustainability, while reducing the time and cost of installation, with the modular BioTray Vegetated Roof Delivery System.
BioTrays offer a pre-planted, pre-grown vegetated roof made of organic, biodegradable materials. It’s part of an entire roof assembly that is tailored to a structure’s waterproofing needs. With BioTray, plants arrive preestablished, immediately giving you a beautiful, fully grown-out vegetated roof that is ready to help control storm water and improve HVAC efficiency.
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Why BioTrays Are Better
Material: BioTrays are modules of coconut coir and natural latex which allow for striking vegetated roof designs combining a diverse plant palette and soil depths of up to 18 inches. The plants are pre-grown to lush maturity in a local nursery. Because the trays are biodegrade, this provides a very unique option for a pre-grown assembly that will provide all of the benefits of a built in place vegetated roof system.
BioTrays are used on the vegetated roof of Tremco Incorporated’s headquarters in Beachwood, Ohio.
Design flexibility: BioTrays are great for sloped roofing applications that can give a building a unique, dramatic design, as well as flat roofs, and for new roofs as well as sustainable retrofits.
Installation: A vegetated roof with BioTrays installs much more quickly than a traditional built-in-place roof because the pre-grown trays are simply fitted into place. This saves time and money, and provides an instant increase in both energy-efficiency and beauty at the time of installation.
Protection: Our 20-year, single-source warranty for the entire roof includes the BioTrays, with the plants covered by a 3-year establishment warranty. In the unlikely event that there is an issue with the roof, you simply call one number to start the resolution process. Tremco Roofing also offers a complete plant and maintenance program.
Lower Costs, Greater Comfort
Filling the BioTray modules with specially engineered soil can further enhance water management and decrease related expenses. Meanwhile, BioTray also helps to more efficiently manage energy usage by helping regulate the temperature inside. The result is lower building operational costs and improved comfort for those visiting and working in the building.