Most people do not think of an investment in roof ventilation until they have a problem – such as condensation, mould, Sick Building Syndrome etc, unless of course they are looking for cooling in the summer months. However an investment in roof ventilation could be one of the best investments you ever make.
WHY SHOULD YOU INVEST IN ROOF VENTILATION AND WHICH VENTILATION SYSTEM WILL GIVE YOU THE BEST VALUE FOR YOUR MONEY
The value of an investment in effective roof ventilation cannot be trivialized, there are many valid reasons for having an effective roof ventilation system. The first being for a cooler home in summer, then you have the devastating effects of condensation in the roofspace in the winter and/or humidity moisture with the follow on effects of mould, mildew, damaged building materials, Sick Building Syndrome, with moisture soaked insulation the perfect breeding ground for aforementioned mould, mildew as well as termites, dry rot, thermal creep etc. See BLOGS on this site – “Warning! Read Before You Design Your Next Housing Project”. “Thermal Creep” and “Mould Problems”. There are many other Blogs on this site regarding why you should make an investment in roof ventilation.
Well it seems a foreboding task with all the ventilators and fans on the market these days, how 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.
Well for the one kind, the right amount, a system that works integrally within itself. Universal Tile Ventilators have systems for tile roofs and the Smoothline Ventilator Systems for corrugated colorbond roofs. For a one off cost with no moving parts to wear out, will keep you cooler in summer and dry from condensation and/or humidity moisture all year round. Will last the life of your roof or longer. In saying that at one stage there was a company that wanted to make our product in plastic and our fixer in Sydney said to me they are talking about making your product in plastic. Then he said to me you have reroofed hundred year old houses in Sydney, right? I replied yes, quite a few. He then said why would you want to make your product in plastic it only lasts 6 or 7 years and then needs to be replaced. He then said, as you would know, metal valley flashings are still there after 100 years and your product will still be there in 100 years. Well that was the end of our product being manufactured in plastic they are made from strong BHP .55 zincalume steel and there is no other product that compares to their effectiveness for roof ventilation, aerodynamics, good looks and will take everything that Mother Nature has to throw at them.