This optional aluminium guard protects the modules at the roof edge or around features (such as roof domes). Used where the upstand is less than 60 mm.
Included with your GrufeTile's you will find protection fleece supplied at no extra cost. This is laid out on the roof surface first to protect the waterproofing.
Use our quality Scottish pebbles for footpaths on the roof or to add a feature edging.
Everything you need to know about green roofs
Your location and aspect of the roof isn’t such a big factor affecting your green roof choice as you might think. Sedum is a very hardy plant that is resilient to most climates, and wildflowers come and go as they please and need no maintenance. As long as the area where you will be installing the GrufeTiles receives some light during the day, it will be fine. For example, we wouldn't recommend a green roof if the roof is under dense tree canopy.
The main factors that should affect your decision are the purpose of the roof, and the aesthetic you’re aiming for.
If you're wondering whether your location is suitable or not, send us a photo! You can reach us at email@example.com.
Maintenance is usually minimal for our green roofs. We detail how to care for your green roof in our maintenance guide here. This involves clearing the gutters or drainage outlets, feeding the roof when necessary and weeding or strimming the wildflowers as you move into Autumn.
If you've experienced an unusually dry or cold few weeks and your green roof is suffering, we recommend lightly irrigating the roof regularly for a few weeks and feeding it with fish, blood and bone (which can be found in most garden supply stores). Otherwise, your green roof is mostly self-sufficient and requires only one full maintenance session a year.
Watch our How to Install video.
Component green roofs consist of a drainage layer, filter layer, substrate and sedum blankets or plugs, all installed separately. Once installed the green roofs need irrigation and regular maintenance to aid establishment for 6-9 months after installation, requiring access and a permanent water supply to the roof. In contrast, extensive sedum or brown modular roofs are pre-grown for 12-16 months prior to installation, and therefore do not require intensive aftercare or irrigation once installed. This mitigates the risk of failure. Modular systems are typically easier to install in most applications.
We recommend these few tools to help you install your GrufeKit (some are only necessary if you need to cut the modules to fit):
- Tape measure
- Utility knife