Rooftop Design / September 9, 2018 / Juan M. Tate
Critics of rooftop wind turbines say that they simply dont work or dont work as well as advertised. The critics are right in some instances and that is why the consumer needs to know what they are getting into and what to watch out for before investing in a rooftop wind turbine. Some of the factors that will influence the output of the rooftop wind turbine include the design itself (horizontal or vertical axis) the kilowatt rating of the generator where the rooftop wind turbine is placed the angle or pitch of the roof how much wind the region provides and any obstructions that may block the wind.
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.
Usage of Pots You can purchase ceramic pots or those which are made especially for herbs and small crops. These can be used indoors as well as outdoors. Usage of Wooden Crates Wooden crates can be used so that you can layer them up to appear like a vertical garden. You can plant different crops that do not require to be planted deep in the ground. You can also plant green vegetables. These crates can be those that are used for storing and delivering fruits in markets or can be as low as 1 foot in height.