Sedum and green roofs
A sedum roof is also called a green roof. A green roof is a name for roofs with vegetation on them. This can consist of succulents (sedum), grass, moss, but also shrubs and trees. This article describes the advantages of a green roof and what types of green roofs exist.
Sedum is a succulent plant. It is a small succulent with different colors. Sedum roofs can consist of sedum, but can also be combined with moss. Sedum roofs don’t have to be big. A substrate layer of 3 cm can already be used.
Herb roofs do not only consist of herbs. Usually you can make a combination of moss, sedum and herbs yourself. So you can have all three on your roof, but also a combination of two of these types. These roofs do not have to be large either, because the substrate layer does not have to be large.
A grass roof consists of only grass and cannot be combined with moss, sedum or herbs. A grass roof consists of a thicker substrate layer and can be installed on a flat and sloping roof. The substrate layer on a flat roof must be at least 8 cm and on a sloping roof the substrate layer must be at least 15 cm. This also means a greater weight than a herb roof or a sedum roof, therefore it requires a heavier roof construction.
Garden roofs consist of all the possibilities mentioned above and many more. For example, shrubs, trees and ponds can be placed on your roof. For this you also need a heavier roof construction.
Green roofs and sedum roofs provide insulation for the house. The handy thing is that it keeps it warm in the winter and cool in the summer. So it is a good climate controller. This also saves you costs and has a positive influence on the climate problem
Green roofs and sedum roofs not only provide temperature insulation, but also insulate sound. It provides additional sound insulation, which is especially useful for buildings built in busy cities.
Longer roof life
The sedum roof protects the underlying roof covering against UV radiation, extreme temperatures, hailstones and temperature changes. Roofs with a sedum layer on top therefore have a longer lifespan.
Increase the value of the house
Houses with a sedum or green roof have higher values than surrounding buildings without sedum or green roofs.
Green roofs provide relief for the water purification companies. These are increasingly in trouble because they ingest too much water. Sometimes the water drainage systems simply cannot cope with it anymore. Sedum roofs ensure absorption of rainwater, which means that less water enters the water drainage system. In addition, the absorbed water can also easily be absorbed into the air by evaporation. The water collected with sedum roofs can also be used as drinking water, cleaning, but also for flushing the toilet and dishwashing machines.
Sedum roofs provide an improved living environment. For example, green roofs contribute to increasing the diversity of the plant and animal species. For example, there are more flowers, butterflies and birds when one has a sedum roof. In addition, a sedum roof is also simply very beautiful and makes houses attractive. The plants on the roof also provide air purification.