Rooftop Design / September 8, 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.
The style of a rooftop wedding can range in formality just like any other type of wedding would. In general a very full ballgown style wedding dress will feel like a bit much for a roof so if you want to wear something very fancy select a beaded gown with a more slim silhouette and make it dressier with a crystal necklace earring and bracelet set. A great idea for any outdoor ceremony is to select a veil which has a crystal beaded edge; not only will it be a beautiful complement to the crystal bridal necklace but the weight will help keep the veil from flying around too much in the breeze. Carefully inspect the surface of the rooftop site before selecting your wedding shoes and if it is at all bumpy or uneven opt for flats instead of high heels.
Rooftop gardens will help keep your house cooler naturally especially if you have a dark or black roof. Dark colors absorb and radiate heat. You could opt for a simpler garden consisting of potted plants or turn your roof into a garden. According to the City of Chicago turning your roof into the garden is known as a green roof system in which the garden will be separated from the hard roof and will be equipped to drain and supply nutrients and you may even consider installing an irrigation system in this type of garden. They suggest when planning out your rooftop garden that you should follow these four steps.