Rooftops are greatly underutilized urban spaces, yet the possibilities they offer are unmatched. In Europe, rooftops have become part of a steady and quiet revolution through green roof technologies. It is only over the last couple of years that many Americans have now started to embrace this technology. Whether it’s a rooftop garden, rooftop theater, or a relaxing rooftop deck, there are several options to choose from with Chicago rooftop integration.
Even having the thinnest rooftop garden will effectively absorb rainfall and offer a space for wildlife. What about the urban heat island effect in Chicago? Rooftop gardens help insulate buildings, enhance property values, extend the roof's lifespan, and greatly enhance urban aesthetics. Many people are still intimidated by rooftop gardens. Learning and understanding the process will help ease apprehension. Read below to learn what you need to consider when installing a rooftop garden in Chicago.
The first step in getting a rooftop theater, complete with high-quality rooftop audio, is to check your roof's structure. An experienced structural engineer should do a thorough inspection of your building to ensure that you can withstand a rooftop garden. Regardless of how beautiful the garden is, if it strains the roof, it could result in a complete roof collapse. Thus, that technical aspect of the garden will be critical to deciding on whether to proceed with the rooftop integration or no
It is essential to choose the best team of experts to do the rooftop garden and deck installation. A professional will help to ensure that both long and short-term costs remain low. You can conceptualize what you want but leave the experts to do the actual work of installing the rooftop garden.
When installing a rooftop TV or theater, a concern for many people is whether the rooftop will leak. You must understand that the rooftop garden is usually installed on a quality waterproofing membrane. As a result, the home or building is adequately protected from leaks. This is because the rooftop integration is covering your membrane, and it can be even double its lifespan. The roof is protected from the UV rays and cooling/heating cycles that lead to cracks.
Want to learn more about installing a rooftop garden in Chicago? Reach out to Acoustical Vision by calling 708-705-9665 or completing our online contact form.