Independent house - top floor gets heated more than expected in summers

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sahil1033

My house is very unique and it gets really really hot in summers. I’ve seen people’s house on the top floor which does get heated in the afternoon and the effect subsides as day passes but mine gets heated and creates kind of greenhouse effect because of less or no ventilation.

So, I’m thinking of doing something  so that I can reduce the effect to a great extent.

Not thinking of getting painted the terrace white, apart from that please suggest something.

This is what I’ve thought but needs a good amount of effort and money :

I’m thinking to start gardening in pots, that way surface area of terrace will be covered with flower pots but this will take good amount of money and the effort to maintain it. If one can share links to make this successful, do let me know.

P.S. I’m from Patna. Any local reference will also help along with your suggestion 😊

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there are lot of methods but all require money

Deal Newbie Deal Newbie
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Install Roof Sheet and On Above that Solar Panel 

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you already have the best idea bro.
the amount of money will be worth it they will absort most of the heat. Add small green plants like alovera also.

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RohitKrOfficial wrote:

Install Roof Sheet and On Above that Solar Panel 

Like This 

https://cdn0.desidime.com/attachments/photos/756892/medium/Screenshot_2022-04-04_at_6.06.50_PM-min.png?1649075927

Deal Cadet Deal Cadet
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i got high sri paint, it reduced temp by 5-6 degrees

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Just cove the sides and top of the wall with a good thick black plastic sheet. Keep space of 30 to 40 cms between the cover and wall.

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kukdookoo wrote:

paji people who live in flats in good socities,they also face this problem? + @vkrmjeet

Usually, people living on the top most floor face this issue. But with apartments having good management, its already dealt with

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kukdookoo wrote:

paji people who live in flats in good socities,they also face this problem? + @vkrmjeet

flats and societies have this problem due to direct sunlight on outer surface , Independent houses are mostly covered from all sides and rooftop isn’t. My house is same ground floor stays cool throughout the day even in may/june.

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vkrmjeet wrote:

you already have the best idea bro.
the amount of money will be worth it they will absort most of the heat. Add small green plants like alovera also.

Yes, it’s good in several terms but was looking for a lazy option as well toungueout

The main reason being there will be times no one will be at home for a month or so and I can’t see my plants dying sad

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RohitKrOfficial wrote:

Install Roof Sheet and On Above that Solar Panel 

thought of it but rejected later citing several reasons one of them being unable to gaze the stars/sky toungueout

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noobDealer wrote:

i got high sri paint, it reduced temp by 5-6 degrees

can you share the details please and cost incurred (if possible)

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sahil1033 wrote:

Yes, it’s good in several terms but was looking for a lazy option as well toungueout

The main reason being there will be times no one will be at home for a month or so and I can’t see my plants dying sad

use this idea after one month then pensive
Plants are beautiful 🌸
don’t use those plastic etc for shade those aren’t environment friendly. Even if you don’t use this Solar panels are best they will be worth it in long term.

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just put up a layer of soli for rooftop gardening and add some small plants, might cost a few thousand but still cheaper than solar

edit: instead of pots, get a big enough plastic sheet to cover larger areas and then use bricks below and side of them for support

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vkrmjeet wrote:

use this idea after one month then pensive
Plants are beautiful 🌸
don’t use those plastic etc for shade those aren’t environment friendly. Even if you don’t use this Solar panels are best they will be worth it in long term.

gardening idea is probably the best in every term, keeps you engaged, makes you patient, teaches a lot of things in life

for solar panels, I’ve area to place them on terrace … can utilize later when I’ve surplus money 😊

for gardening, there’s one thing though, I’ll need to raise the earthen pots by a few milimeters to avoid constant contact with the terrace … fear damping and/or rusting of iron TMT bars

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srp321 wrote:

just put up a layer of soli for rooftop gardening and add some small plants, might cost a few thousand but still cheaper than solar

edit: instead of pots, get a big enough plastic sheet to cover larger areas and then use bricks below and side of them for support

no no, that will be very weird, first of all, I fear damping and damaging of iron TMT bars from rusting

second is, I need to walk and enjoy the terrace as well toungueout

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You can use those green shade nets with 70% opacity (or whatever level shade you want) – usually used on farms, nurseries to prevent hot sun from young plants/saplings.

Arrange some means to hook them up so that they cover the roof. After summer is over, you can roll them up and store for the next year blush

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sahil1033 wrote:

no no, that will be very weird, first of all, I fear damping and damaging of iron TMT bars from rusting

second is, I need to walk and enjoy the terrace as well toungueout

that’s why i suggested to put a layer of bricks which will provide ventilation and on top of that put the thick plastic later for the big pot/area of soil, it won’t damage ur roof,

for ur walking on terrace thing, design the soil basket like 5 feet by 2 feet and similar so that less area is there for sunlight to get directly on roof, but u have ample area for walking

also, didn’t u use dr. fixit for the roof cementing?

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POP based false ceiling, and place thermocol sheet between ceiling and pop false ceiling. Will greatly reduce heat.

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Can anybody suggest what to do to avoid “Liquid-fire” (Hot water) coming out from Tap during summers? pensive

Deal Subedar Deal Subedar
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Is this being built on hollow blocks. Generally hollow block brinks emits high heats but easy for construction. Better to use red bricks for construction

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Dealerbhai wrote:

Can anybody suggest what to do to avoid “Liquid-fire” (Hot water) coming out from Tap during summers? pensive

Time your usage so that someone else will bear liquid-fire and you get liquid-ice (cool water) laughing

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sahil1033 wrote:

no no, that will be very weird, first of all, I fear damping and damaging of iron TMT bars from rusting

second is, I need to walk and enjoy the terrace as well toungueout

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i have laid a layer of mangalore tiles on my terrace. i felt it was cooler than last year. also no fear of water seepage or dampening.i got used tiles for this purpose at 5 rs per tile. new one costs 25-35 rs each.

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How much are you willing to spend? If you plan to cover the roof with plants, that’s going to cost a lot of money too. Don’t be under the impression that pots and plants are cheap.

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