Rooftop Design / August 31, 2018 / Juan M. Tate.
There are times when space becomes limited. And for some people (especially residents that are housed in backyard less houses) sometimes an empty roof can become an outlet for other leisurely interests (can also recreated into an outdoor space for accommodating guests) or hobbys. Now as for gardeners the top area of their apartment or any other high-rise theyre in can then be converted into rooftop gardens. There are a lot of rooftops that are rarely developed into something more useful thats why a lot of people are getting more creative and more resourceful when it comes to space constraints (thus the evolution of green roofs for healthy cities).
As Ive stated in other sections of this website celebrities like Jay Leno and Ed Begley Jr. have decided to place rooftop wind turbines on their homes and garages. In both cases vertical axis magnetic wind turbines were chosen to fill the bill. Some homeowners state that vertical axis wind turbines in general are a little quieter than their horizontal axis counterparts. Rooftop wind turbines generally come with a kilowatt (kW) rating such as 5 kW 10 kW or 20 kW that reflects how much electricity one can expect it to generate for ones home or business. It is important to either have a large enough rooftop wind generator or several that add up to enough in order to provide the needed power.
Doing your gardening on the roof also helps put off water from the rain. So you can count on your garden plants to soak in some of that rain runoff before the water level rises. Aside from rain runoff your roof garden can also act as an insulator. Your plants will be the ones to absorb the daily dose of sunlight. Rooftop gardening can also help promote a temporary shelter for birds. They may be able to dwell in this area for the time being.
If theres an opportunity to utilize the rooftop of your housing unit (even more if its just an empty space) then consider creating your very own rooftop garden. Rooftop gardens are the best way to go when it comes to making good use of unused areas. But also take note that when you do have such a space for use make sure that its not against city and homeowner regulations. Whether its because you live in a city and have no space for a garden or because you want to utilize your roof for more gardening space a rooftop garden could be just the thing for you! From the tops of apartment buildings to roofs in suburbia rooftop gardens have become all the rage within the last couple years. So if youve been thinking about a garden like this or have just now realized its a possibility here are some things to know before you take on creating your perfect rooftop Eden.