Roof Ventilation Gold Coast
The experts say that a well-ventilated roof cavity keeps homes more comfortable in the summer and that proper roof cavity ventilation is extremely important. This opinion should be taken very seriously.
Whirly birds make great roof cavity vents
You can install vents on one or more sides of the roof, and you should check regularly for mould, mildew and rust. But if you still think that the roof cavity is always hotter than it should be, then install whirly birds.
Some seriously good advice
The three main reasons to ensure that your roof cavity is well ventilated are:
• To prevent mildew and mould by reducing moisture
• To extend the life of your framework
• To reduce heating and cooling costs
Wikipedia: “Stachybotrys chartarum, also known as black mould or toxic black mould, is a variety of microfungus that produces its conidia in slime heads. It is sometimes found in soil and grain, but the mould is most often detected in cellulose-rich building materials from damp or water-damaged buildings.”
A combination of heat and moisture inevitably brings mould and mildew with it, which is often the cause of serious respiratory disease as well as structural damage. Your insulation may be affected, which can also have a substantial impact on energy efficiency and increase the electricity bill.
Don’t neglect home maintenance
The roof battens, trusses and rafters of the house may be warped by exposure to extreme heat, and this can weaken the whole structure of the building and may eventually lead to the roof caving in. It is essential to make sure that air vents are not blocked or clogged, and that there are ventilation holes in the soffits or eaves.
How much roof ventilation is necessary?
A properly ventilated roof cools a home because heat can escape through the roof. This not only lowers electricity bills, but reduces the accumulation of dust and debris. If your ceiling is hot and you can’t find vents in the eaves and roof, then call in Australis Roofing. And if you are not sure how your roof vents work, Australis Roofing will come and explain it all to you.