Rooftop Design / September 2, 2018 / Juan M. Tate.
Some rooftop wind turbines will work more favorably when on the edge of a rooftop such as one that is long and flat (sort of like being on the edge of a cliff with an updraft). Others however on roofs with more angle or pitch will work more favorably in a higher location. Finding the right spot on the rooftop can add 5 to 40-percent more efficiency in electricity generation. One of the most obvious points is for home and business owners in rather windless areas to not buy rooftop wind turbines but rather opt for other alternative energy resources. Wind maps may help some determine if there is enough regional wind to justify the purchase of building of a rooftop wind turbine. Buying an inexpensive anemometer and tracking results is also helpful before making a decision.
One of the first things to consider when looking at roof venues is the environment around it. It is an outside wedding and you want to make sure that your little paradise will not be disrupted by the sounds of a busy highway below or a steady stream of airplanes above. Spend some time at each potential venue at the same time of day you would have your ceremony or reception start to get a good feel for what will be going on in the area at that time. Also take into consideration how windy the spot is and if there will be adequate shade on a hot sunny day.
What else should you think about when planning a rooftop wedding? For a sunny afternoon you may wish to provide a shady tent where guests can get out of the direct sun. Depending on what is already in place you can choose virtually any style of decorations from garden style to contemporary. Last but not least dont forget to have your photographer take plenty of pictures of everyone with the stunning view in the background.
Why get married on a rooftop? The view! Many roof venues overlook a marvelous vista. In the country you will see fields and flowers and perhaps a river or mountains. In the city a rooftop wedding is especially nice in the evening when the view will be lit up with thousands of twinkling lights below. Another reason to look for an elevated site in the city is that they may be your best bet to get a clear view of the blue sky above. In addition most cities have rooftops which boast beautiful gardens - sort of like a little slice of paradise hidden in the concrete jungle.