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Eco Friendly Sedum Roofs

Rooftop sedum is the name of a plant for wildlife that is installed on a roof. Sedum is named after the living element of a roof system known as a green roof. A green roof refers to a roof that consists of a roof of sedum that grows and thrives to provide a true natural habitat for plants, animals and wildlife. Biodiversified rooftop complexes offer houses with natural views and happy offices and residences overlooking them. (2)

When ripe, plant the plants on a substrate that has been cut out of the mat and placed on the roof. Certain substrates can be placed on plastic trays and vegetation can be planted directly on the trays. Unlike pre-planted trays, these substrates consist of small grains and cannot be rolled up to form a mat. Once the plants are mature, the shell can be installed on the roof itself. Manufacturers of these trays provide fasteners to keep the tray on the roof. (1)

Specialist companies supplying sedum roofing materials should research the best plantings and plants, Karl says. It is important to have a mix of plants in your scheme, and you should take into account the thickness of the green roof you are creating. The best plants for a green roof with a thin layer of soil are Cotula hispida, Sedums acaena and Sempervivum. Large green roofs can also be planted with mats in the form of SemperVivum moss.(0)

Extensive green roofs are not to be confused with a normal green roof, says Karl. An extensive green roof is a sedum roof because it is planted with low grasses, mosses and more. An intensive roof is like a complete garden on the roof. (0)

A semi-extended green roof does not offer as much water retention insulation, but is associated with less maintenance. A semi-intensive system has a greater depth than an extensive green roof, which allows for greater plant diversity. In addition, conventional insulation is needed to cope with rainwater runoff. Light and easy to install, it is a less intensive system.(0)

Drainage layer: Intensely green roofs require a drainage layer depending on the substrate material used. The drainage layer allows the water to leave the roof in heavy rain. Water entering the substrate can drown the plants and give too much weight to the roof. (1)

Each layer of the green roof consists of layers that protect the structure of the building from water and are intended to keep and preserve the plants. The bottom layer is a root barrier made of thick plastic film, which is intended to prevent strong roots from burrowing into the building. A few centimetres from the edges, a material such as stone or gravel is used to form a root-free boundary that separates the cultivation area from vertical elements such as walls and, in some cases, side skylights. Metal slats are placed between the rock and the growth medium to ensure separation and maintain drainage. (3)

This divides the available water and reduces the likelihood of dry or wet areas forming. Plants such as sedum can withstand foot traffic, so a good installation pattern is one where the installer works his way between plants to the roof. With a few rows of trays, the installer pulls the floor diagonally into the elevator to prevent the growing substrates from being removed. This helps the roof mix and reduces the airspace between the shells, thereby increasing the R-value of the systems. From a ladder, an installer will secure the edge to the side of the module with external screws. (4)

One of the advantages of installing Sedum Green Roofs in winter is that the durability of the Sedum mats is much longer than in spring and summer, so you only have to unroll and water the mats 24 hours after delivery. The mats can be rolled up after installation, but they need water to absorb. (5)

Installing a sedum roof in winter The winter installation of a sedum roof can be successful. Most sedum roof installations are carried out in spring and summer, not only for reasons of seasonality and other habits, but also because in most climates it is possible to install an extensive sedum roof in winter. Here are a few things to consider when doing a winter installation for a sewer roof. (5)

Sedum systems on the roof contribute to the life of the roof, as the sedum absorbs water and uses it to survive. If the roof is installed as a kind of roof greening system and all are waterproof, it is worth checking it during maintenance before laying the green roof. It is also advisable that if your building is old, other static work be done, such as adding roof lanterns or lanterns, and you receive a static examination. (2)

Note: If you use a soothing mat or blanket, you can skip this step. Green roofs on sheds and other separate outbuildings are fine with planning permission. If a building is occupied or attached, you should contact the council’s planning department. Plant your green roof with seeds and plant in stages according to the recommendations below. (6)

Sedum green roofs are one of the most popular options, as Sedum can cope well with our changing weather conditions. You can pick up advance sedum mats that are ready to be installed and provide a low-growing, immediately green roof. You can also have other suitable prefabricated mats suitable for green roofs. (6)

Extended green roofs are a popular option for homeowners because they are lightweight, require little or no maintenance, and require no additional watering except during prolonged droughts. They are suitable for both existing and newly built roofs and decks. They can be particularly attractive when there is a low vegetation layer of 80-100 mm height, such as grasses, mosses, sedums and small flowers. (6)

Lots of green roofs can be planted with mosses and sedums. Extensive green roofs are usually chosen for residential greenery, as they are placed on roofs with a high inclination. Extensive, they usually have a shallow depth of less than 6 inches. Without a root system, they do not support plants of this depth.(1)

Rooftop sedum is the name of a plant for wildlife that is installed on a roof. Sedum is named after the living element of a roof system known as a green roof. A green roof refers to a roof that consists of a roof of sedum that grows and thrives to provide a true natural habitat for plants, animals and wildlife. Biodiversified rooftop complexes offer houses with natural views and happy offices and residences overlooking them. (2)

References:

(0): https://www.homesandgardens.com/advice/green-roofs-sedum-roofs/

(1): https://www.iko.com/comm/blog/guide-to-commercial-green-roofs/

(2): https://www.roofingsuperstore.co.uk/help-and-advice/product-guides/flat-roofing/a-guide-to-rooftop-sedum/

(3): https://archive.curbed.com/2016/9/27/12830392/green-roof-installation-design-private-home

(4): https://www.thisoldhouse.com/green-home/21016395/how-to-install-a-green-roof

(5): https://www.purple-roof.com/post/can-you-install-sedum-green-roofs-in-winter

(6): https://www.permagard.co.uk/advice/green-roof-construction

(7): https://www.bauder.co.uk/green-roofs/maintaining-your-green-roof