The installation of sedum roofs

How does sedum roof installation work? If you want to install your sedum roof yourself, you can use Sedumplaza's green roof packages. With a green roof package, you can easily install a sedum roof yourself. We sell different green roof packages from the Sempergreen brand, including Click 'n go and Place 'n go. These are ready-made sedum trays which are easy to click together. We also have sedum mats in our range that can be rolled out.

The construction of a sedum roof

Before we start explaining the installation of sedum roofs, let's start by explaining how a sedum roof is constructed. The build-up for a sedum roof consists of a drainage with filter fleece, extensive roof garden substrate and a vegetation mat. When building a lightweight green roof, the substrate is replaced by a substrate roll.

Installing a sedum roof - how to do it

A install a sedum roof is not very difficult. Here's how to start: clean the roof of dirt, leaves or other debris and check for damage in the roofing. This will prevent leaks later on. The second step is to apply root-resistant membrane, this provides extra protection. Next, apply the protective sheet, roll it out to the edge and cut it to size. The protective sheet is included in the green roof package.

The fourth step is application of the drainage layer on the protective fabric. This layer ensures that water does not remain between the plants and the green roof does not get too wet. Optional is the installation of a separation profile. The next step is laying a roof garden substrate on the drainage layer. For green roof packages with ready-made sedum trays, the substrate and drainage layer are already incorporated in the cassettes. Now it is time to install the first sedum trays or sedum mats. The trays are easy to cut to size.

Lastly, you should immediately after construction water the plants until the substrate layer is fully water-saturated. If you install the sedum roof on a hot and dry day, you should wet the substrate before placing the plants. It is also important to water the plants regularly in drought conditions.

Any questions?

On the Sedumplaza website, you will find detailed installation instructions for each green roof system. Would you rather have a professional install the sedum roof? When you order a green roof package from our webshop, we take care of the installation of the sedum roof.