Tesla Motors Elon Musk may be making another critical impact on society. He has been approved by shareholders for $2.6 billion to tie up in solar roof shingles. In his speech he stated, would you like a roof that looks better than a normal roof, last twice as long, cost less and by the way generates electricity’ why would you get anything else.” Who wouldn’t raise their hand? Continue reading
How Does a Sun Tunnel Work?
Don’t you just hate it when you’re looking for something in your closet and you can’t see what you’re clutching at? Or when you’re walking in the dark hallway, bumping your toe against something because of a lack of light? I know I do.
Most of us have this sort of problem. There isn’t enough light reaching those tight spots in our houses during the day, but it’s not a big enough space to install a light.
The problem of dark spaces in our houses is officially a thing of the past. A fairly new product is being adopted by companies specializing in windows and roof windows. They call it the sun tunnel, and it is a very easy concept to grasp.
Gable Roof Shape
A gable roof shape fits into your most basic idea of a home – in fact, it’s the type of roof that most children would draw, when they start drawing houses. For most people, the ideal picture of home has a small yard with a dog, a little white fence, and a gable roof shape to crown it all.
The first thing you should know about it is that it’s not the roof that forms the shape, but the walls under it. It’s sort of intuitive when you realize it, but not immediately obvious when you’re looking at a house. The consequences of the chosen roof shape are felt in the entire construction style and features of any building, so think carefully before you add a wing to your home, or before you purchase a new house.