Rooftop Design / September 9, 2018 / Juan M. Tate
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.
Consider: how accessible your roof is the structural capacity and the condition your roof is in. If everything checks out and youll be able to easily access your garden then its on to step two. Determine: the weight of the garden and your budget. Keep in mind the costs of maintaining the garden as well as your initial costs. Good to go? On to step three! Design: Decide the most effective design for your roof and budget and then figure out if you want to install irrigation work on how it will drain and pick your plants! Obtain Permits: And the last and most important step to not forget is to get the required permits from your local government and then youre ready to begin your Rooftop Eden! If youre simply placing potted plants you may not need any kind of permit but its always a good idea to double check. Rooftop gardens have become very popular in the Houston area. They are very attractive mentally stimulating and can help give shade in the hot summers. Rooftop gardens give you the option of creating life in unused space. This is only the beginning of the process but it will be well worth it when its finished. You can be the first in your neighborhood to create a completely unique rooftop garden.
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.