There are many more advantages for roof ventilation than just keeping your home cool in summer. Many people think that you don’t need to have roof ventilation in winter however this is not so, roof ventilation is probably more important in the winter than it is in summer.
For example as well as cooling your home in summer roof ventilation will alleviate the problems of condensation in winter and humidity moisture all year round. Condensation and humidity moisture can cause mould, mildew and saturate ceiling insulation reducing the R value and provide the perfect breeding ground for termites, and/or fungal infestations that can cause or further exacerbate asthma and other respiratory ailments. Most fungi are inconspicuous, toxic mould spores travel through the air and are so minute they can’t be seen by the naked eye, these can cause asthma, bronchitis, minor and more serious lung infections that can be potentially fatal as well as aching joints, depression and anxiety, sneezing, runny nose, eyes stinging for no reason etc. Mould needs moisture for its existence and is further exacerbated by a continuous supply of moisture in damp and poorly ventilated areas.
ROOF VENTILATION IS MUCH MORE VALUE TO YOU THAN JUST COOLING YOUR HOME IN SUMMER
Then you have the added problem all year round of damage to the building materials in the roof – we have already mentioned the damage to the breaking down of the R value for the ceiling insulation, the trapped moisture in the insulation can lead to ceiling damage and further structural damage to timbers in the roof dry rot, thermal creep etc, see blogs on this site “Thermal Creep” and “Warning! Read Before You Design Your Next Housing Project”.
Once heat from your home has transferred from the home to the roofspace it is of absolutely no use to you and will only cause problems in the roofspace, it could be raining in your roof.
SO THERE YOU SEE THAT THE ADVANTAGES FOR ROOF VENTILATION ARE MANY AND CANNOT BE TRIVIALISED
So which roof ventilation system do you choose when you can have too much roof ventilation or not enough the wrong kind or two different kinds that do not work well together.
So when you decide to look for the right amount of roof ventilation, the right kind to alleviate all the nasties of the roofspace, and the one kind that becomes an integral system within the roof covering. You need to look no further than Universal Tile Ventilators, we have systems for both tile and corrugated colorbond roofs that will effectively ventilate your roofspace. Keeping your home cool in summer and your roofspace dry from condensation and/or humidity moisture all year round, you can’t beat that.