There will always be differences and complications that make identical houses different – no two homes will be the same – so it’s obvious to assume that there will be differences in how each home in every circumstance will handle the effects of Mother Nature. Obviously natural ventilation for the roofspace of homes is going to achieve different results for different homes. So to make claims of so many air changes per hour will not work for some as it may for others. Many things come into play for the natural cooling of homes for example – how can you claim the same results for a home in the middle of a dusty paddock as a home surrounded by trees with ground foliage etc. Some may have awnings over the windows, shade sails, double glazing etc, etc. You can’t expect the same results for a home in a dusty paddock without protection as a home that has been established for over 40 years with large trees abound.
However in saying that our customers using our products report differences from 5° to 10° inside the home for their comfort, you can be assured of a constant airflow throughout your roofspace no matter where you are.
SOME THINGS TO CONSIDER FOR WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP YOUR UNIVERSAL TILE VENTILATOR SYSTEMS WORK EVEN BETTER FOR YOUR COMFORT
If you are going to build
Before you build make sure you choose light colours for the painting of the home and light colours for the roofing materials and you specify that the builder ventilates your roof with a good effective ventilation system.
There are many things that can be done to make the home more comfortable and more energy efficient after a home has been built, some will take quite a while to achieve however some can be carried out immediately.
Number one would be proper, effective roof ventilation, this will be of great value for cooling the enclosed space (inside the home), drying out the roof cavity and for the health of the whole family.
With roof ventilation being the main objective this can be carried out quite inexpensively.
The next thing to consider is the windows, with most older homes and a lot of new ones only having 3mil thickness glass, you could fix shades over every window that draws a significant amount of heat during summer months good curtains are OK however not good enough so the best solution is shutters or blinds as shutters do not shade the brickwork below the windows and are very expensive the best and cheapest option would be canvas awning blinds these are probably the most affordable they work brilliantly and last a good 15 to 20 years there are many types depending on your budget. A few things to consider when buying blinds:- choose blinds that are white or lighter colours these will reflect the heat away from the house, make sure they are 100mil wider than the window either side and that they can be drawn down past the window.
SO YOU HAVE INSTALLED A GOOD ROOF VENTILATION SYSTEM AND COVERED YOUR WINDOWS WITH HEAT REFLECTING BLINDS WHAT IS NEXT? TREES, SHRUBS AND GROUND COVER
You should have strategically placed deciduous trees in areas where the sun lasts longest throughout the day facing the walls that absorb significant heat sourced during the summer months, so you will have good shading coefficient and when the leaves drop off in autumn you will have excellent warmth from the winter sun. It all helps, shading of wall and roof surfaces is important to reduce summer heat gain.
Another thing you can do that does not take as long as trees to mature is use ground cover plants instead of paths and pavers where possible to help keep the ground surface temperatures down, plant small shrubs wherever possible.
So now you have it, a really good roof ventilation system, awning blinds, good ground cover, trees and shrubs.
So where do you go for the best roof ventilation system for a one off cost with a lifetime guarantee, you cannot go past UNIVERSAL TILE VENTILATORS.