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Tips to keep rooftop cool during summer

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This would certainly matter to those living on top floors;-}

I am on the lookout for suggestions too.
Dimers, please help.

One suggestion I have got is to do metallic/white paint over the rooftop. But don’t know how that effective that would be. Please share if you have got any experience.

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after every few hours, take 2-3 bucket of water and pour over it… https://cdn3.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_lol.gif

or, get a water sprinkler used for watering gardens…let it be connected and turn on tap after few hours https://cdn3.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_lol.gif ..

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tusharsethi90935 wrote:

after every few hours, take 2-3 bucket of water and pour over it… https://cdn3.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_lol.gif

or, get a water sprinkler used for watering gardens…let it be connected and turn on tap after few hours https://cdn3.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_lol.gif ..


Thanks for the suggestion, but wont be able to muster courage to waste 2-3 buckets of water daily for this.Looking out for something more nature friendly https://cdn3.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_wink.gif

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^ friendly..hmm…see, now a days a concept of enerfy efficient homes is there…in that you don;t need tubes etc for most part of day, they maintain nearly right amount of temp etc etc…but they are not pocket friendly..so i doubt friendly kuch hoga https://cdn3.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_lol.gif

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Get a shed made up or use Plastic/Cloth cover bedsheet or something and hang them with the help of Plastic/metal wires to cover up so that sunlight does not directly fall on rooftop . This will save your time and energy and will be eco friendly

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good thread..I am also interested in finding a solution to this problem. My room is also on the upper floor and during the summers I have to shift to another room on the ground floor..keeping A.C on for 24 hours is not feasible..there has to be some other solution for this

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u can use a desert cooler ….they r really effective in current whether conditions…..
during the rains u may switch to ur ac

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go for terrace gardening…

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Put a White Tiles On Terrace If You Are Good At Pocket Then Put A High Quality One Otherwise You Can Get It Small Small Pieces In Small Budget….It Will Really Keep Your Home Cool For 4 To 8 Years So No Worry To Paint Every Summer For White Color

You Can Use mangalore tiles with lime mortar If You Get In Your City

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rajdesidime wrote:

go for terrace gardening…


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rajdesidime wrote:

go for terrace gardening…


3 pros
1. khud ugao khud khao
2. cooler terrace
3. fresh oxygen.

1 cons:
Chhatt kabhi bhi gir skti hai… https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_toungueout.gif https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_toungueout.gif

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rajdesidime wrote:

go for terrace gardening…


this should work

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ankurjpr94 wrote:

1 cons:
Chhatt kabhi bhi gir skti hai… https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_toungueout.gif https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_toungueout.gif


terrace gardening does not mean you grow a banyan tree on your rooftop. https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_toungueout.gif https://cdn3.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_lol.gif

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neoman wrote:

rajdesidime wrote:

go for terrace gardening…


+1 https://cdn3.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_wink.gif


Kidhar hai re tera +1….?
Mene jb kiya tb tk 0 Likes they..
farzi..:-P

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neoman wrote:

ankurjpr94 wrote:

1 cons:
Chhatt kabhi bhi gir skti hai… https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_toungueout.gif https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_toungueout.gif


terrace gardening does not mean you grow a banyan tree on your rooftop. https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_toungueout.gif https://cdn3.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_lol.gif


Then what it is meant for..?
mango tree…??

Ped ugao, aur aam khao… https://cdn3.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_lol.gif

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rajdesidime wrote:

go for terrace gardening…


I inquired for that too but it would take around 40-50k for my roof area. So looking for other options too.

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wolf wrote:

Put a White Tiles On Terrace If You Are Good At Pocket Then Put A High Quality One Otherwise You Can Get It Small Small Pieces In Small Budget….It Will Really Keep Your Home Cool For 4 To 8 Years So No Worry To Paint Every Summer For White Color

You Can Use mangalore tiles with lime mortar If You Get In Your City


Tiling seems good idea (even better than painting) but have you got any experience with them, how much difference it makes in temperature. And what is the specialty of these mangalore tiles? By the way,I put up in Delhi.

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Mr.A wrote:

Get a shed made up or use Plastic/Cloth cover bedsheet or something and hang them with the help of Plastic/metal wires to cover up so that sunlight does not directly fall on rooftop . This will save your time and energy and will be eco friendly


This seems the most economical, might try this instead. Thanks https://cdn1.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_smile.gif

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duke wrote:

wolf wrote:

Put a White Tiles On Terrace If You Are Good At Pocket Then Put A High Quality One Otherwise You Can Get It Small Small Pieces In Small Budget….It Will Really Keep Your Home Cool For 4 To 8 Years So No Worry To Paint Every Summer For White Color

You Can Use mangalore tiles with lime mortar If You Get In Your City


Tiling seems good idea (even better than painting) but have you got any experience with them, how much difference it makes in temperature. And what is the specialty of these mangalore tiles? By the way,I put up in Delhi.


I Used Spartax Tiles(Like We Put In Bathroom) At My Home Full White And Almost 50 To 70% Heat Reduced At My Home..There Is Three Quality Comes In This Tiles Ask For 3 Rd Quality It Will Cheaper And Good For Terrace

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duke wrote:
white paint over the rooftop


I bought white cem (cool cem) and applied on roof top. 2-3 degrees temp is reduced https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_smile.gif

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wolf wrote:

duke wrote:

wolf wrote:

Put a White Tiles On Terrace If You Are Good At Pocket Then Put A High Quality One Otherwise You Can Get It Small Small Pieces In Small Budget….It Will Really Keep Your Home Cool For 4 To 8 Years So No Worry To Paint Every Summer For White Color

You Can Use mangalore tiles with lime mortar If You Get In Your City


Tiling seems good idea (even better than painting) but have you got any experience with them, how much difference it makes in temperature. And what is the specialty of these mangalore tiles? By the way,I put up in Delhi.


I Used Spartax Tiles(Like We Put In Bathroom) At My Home Full White And Almost 50 To 70% Heat Reduced At My Home..There Is Three Quality Comes In This Tiles Ask For 3 Rd Quality It Will Cheaper And Good For Terrace


50 To 70% https://cdn1.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_eek.gif
phenomenal. How much did it cost you?

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Get The Details About Green House Setup Also It May Cheaper And Good also For Long Time

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I Have 1400Sqft Terrace At My Home Town

I Done This Around 4 Year Ago It Cost Me Around 25K With All Labor And Material

Still Running Good Some Place Tiles Are Broke But Not At Problem At All

If You Want To Do More Cheaper Then You Can Search For Small Pieces Of Tiles In Wholesale Price At Local Tile Shop And After Use White Cement Cost May Reduce To 20k Or Below Also

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50 To 70 % In Room Heat Not In Temp Bhai

Like If Temp Out Side 38 To 40 Degree Then You Will Feel Like Out Side Temp Is 28-25 And Fan Will Give You Cool Air Not Hot Air

At-least You Can Take Good Sleep In Afternoon

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ok roof gardening is only for those who hav interest in gardening……
also its nt like only for one season …u hav to maintain it…

Also one can keep abt 20 pots….that shall wrk…no need of spending too much on whole setup of garden…

Also theres some coating to reduce it gting hotter…dnt kno wat its called…its bit expensive bt reduce A/C running costs to abt 50%,,

Earlier i had 3 big eucalyptus trees on my backyard…it used to remain pretty cool…We had to cut them coz they were vry big…its 6-7 yrs back…Nw im having custard apple, Coconut, Banana in my garden…Nw they too hav grown big..so it remains cooler compared to bfore…

Bt for delhi ki garmi….Only coating will wrk…nthing else…

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rajdesidime wrote:

Also theres some coating to reduce it gting hotter…dnt kno wat its called…its bit expensive bt reduce A/C running costs to abt 50%


yeah man, please try to recall

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duke wrote:

Mr.A wrote:

Get a shed made up or use Plastic/Cloth cover bedsheet or something and hang them with the help of Plastic/metal wires to cover up so that sunlight does not directly fall on rooftop . This will save your time and energy and will be eco friendly


This seems the most economical, might try this instead. Thanks https://cdn1.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_smile.gif


yeah this is best if nothing works just get a small tent installed.. it will be the cheapest option

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yes tent ke neeche put leaves & the leafy mesh used to come in old coolers….put water over it only once & till evening it shall remain cool…cheapest…

Also put similar thing at windows…& thats it natural AC…

Those who hav been to RED fort Agra….must hav seen natural A/C room…even nw it wrks…Awsum Mughals…

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Use wet Empty Sugar Jute bags

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install solar panels on roof top https://cdn1.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_biggrin.gif

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