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Why Are Sedum Green Roofs Gaining In Popularity?

A living roof is an environmentally friendly, practical, and attractive green roof. These types of roofs have come into favour occasionally over time and each time they get more technologically advanced to where they last longer and work better than the previous incarnation. There are a couple of different things you should consider if you're thinking about a living roof.

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Since a Green Roof Is Live Growing Vegetation, Of Course, There Are Many Varieties

Your typical green roof is basically soil that is completely covered with growing plant life, most of the time planted over some kindof long-term waterproof membrane. Some green roofs have extra barrier levels that can support an irrigation system, drainage and a root barrier to keep them contained.

Sedums are a type of plant that has been found to be one of the best for covering a green roof due to its excellent tolerance of high heat which can be a problem in many areas. Sedum green roofs are also highly tolerant of incredibly cold conditions, as low as -35 F making it the ideal plant, with the widest temperature range, to be able to withstand year-round conditions on a roof.

Whether Your Roof Is Sunny or Shady, Sedums Have You Covered

Another great advantage of this type of plan coverage is that it can withstand the highest intensity of sunlight and is not bothered by shady conditions either. In other words, they are one of the hardiest plants you could possibly find for your living roof because they can adapt to nearly any climatic condition possible.

They need the least amount of maintenance of most rooftop plants and because of this hardiness, it allows them to accept wet, dry, hot, cold, sunny and shady conditions on the roof. Due to their insulating properties, and coolness of the soil beneath them, they make an excellent insulating layer for many roofs in desert locations.

In the coming years, due to energy and climatic situations, more green roofs will be sprouting up all around the world. Under hot conditions, they insulate the interior of the house from the high heat of the direct sun and can lower the temperature several degrees. Under cold conditions, they also help insulate the roof by helping to maintain the heat inside the house and reducing heat bills as well.

Reducing Your Carbon Footprint

If you're environmentally concerned and would like to find a 100% green method to not only reduce your carbon footprint, while at the same time creating more oxygen, then a living green roof using Sedum is something you should really investigate thoroughly.