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What are the Benefits of a Sedum Roof?

8 March 2022
8 March 2022 Andrea Egan

A sedum green roof helps to brighten up city areas, but they are also highly beneficial for the environment too – plants naturally purify the air, reduce ambient temperatures, and help to provide habitats for nature such as insects and birds.

The installation of a green roof on a home or office allows people to create a healthy habitat while also gaining a number of additional benefits, including:

Improved air quality

Sedum roofs can help improve air quality by reducing the amount of airborne dust and pollen. Sedum also helps to keep the roof cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, which can reduce energy costs.

Urban areas are known for their increased amount of carbon dioxide and pollutants. Green roofs reduce these pollutants from the environment by emitting oxygen and improving the overall air quality surrounding them.

Reduces the Urban Heat Island Effect

The urban heat island effect is the difference in temperature between urban areas and the countryside. In city centres, this can be as much as 5 degrees difference as large office buildings will reflect and radiate solar energy. A green roof will absorb this heat and the evaporation of water from plants helps cool and humidify the air, lowering the temperature.

Increase the lifespan of the roof

A green roof can double, and even triple the life expectancy of your rooftop. A green roof protects the waterproofing membranes that lie beneath your roof and ensure that your rooftop lasts for much longer than anticipated.

Easy installation

The great thing about green roofs is that they can be installed easily on most buildings. It’s important that the roof is installed by a professional to a high standard as this will reduce the risk of damage to your property.

How Does a Sedum Green Roof Work?

A sedum roof is a type of roof made up of succulents – these succulents have a long life expectancy, can withstand harsh weather conditions and are low maintenance.

Sedums are a great choice for roofing as they have a huge amount of benefits. Sedums are an environmentally friendly roofing material because they require little maintenance and they are resistant to weathering and decay. A sedum roof also provides a beautiful, natural green blanket on your roof that can enhance the appearance of your home.

What is the Cost of a Sedum Roof?

There is no one definitive answer to this question as the cost of a sedum roof will vary depending on the size of the roof, the type of sedum used, and any additional features (such as gutters or flashing) that may be required.

How long does a sedum roof last?

Sedum roofs are known for their longevity and resistance to weathering, making them a popular choice for roofing.

Will a Green roof protect my property?

There are many benefits of green roofs including protecting your property from external influences such as sun, wind, rain and varying temperatures. They also help to bring down the heat in your home or commercial space too – by absorbing and reflecting light, they help to reduce the high costs associated with heating and air conditioning.


Creating a sedum roof in your home or office space is a great idea. It brings a whole host of benefits for people, properties and the planet, it is easy to install and takes up minimal space.

Sedum roofs have the potential to modernise any urban development. By removing carbon dioxide from the air and reducing the need for heating and air-conditioning in many properties, green roofs could be just what we need to help fight the battle against global warming and climate change.


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