It is a common misconception that roof ventilation in winter is unnecessary and may make the home colder, this is as further from the truth as pigs may fly.
ROOF VENTILATION IN WINTER IS A MUST
By not allowing the ambient temperature to circulate the roofspace in the winter months this can cause major problems for the homeowner. To mention a few:- CONDENSATION – ENERGY EFFICIENCIES UNWANTED COMPANION. See BLOG on this site “Warning! Read Before You Design Your Next Housing Project”. It could be raining in your roof due to condensation and/or humidity. SICK BUILDING SYNDROME MOULD, MILDEW, WHITE ANTS, THE BREAKING DOWN OF BUILDING MATERIALS IN THE ROOF INCLUDING CEILING INSULATION the list goes on and on.
This is why roof ventilation is a necessity 24/7 365 days a year. To address the misconception that roof ventilation in winter could cause the home to be colder – QUITE THE CONTRARY due to air friction of the ambient air temperature flowing through the roof cavity the roof cavity will be both dryer and warmer – see Case Studies & Reports on this site – 26% Energy Savings.
Once any heat from the home escapes through the ceiling insulation into the roofspace, this heat has no value in heating the home. However this escaped heat is carrying a percentage of water vapour, when it rises to the underside of the roof covering, of which is much colder on the top of the roof covering this is called the Dew Point. The air condenses and at this point the water leaves the air – “IT COULD BE RAINING IN YOUR ROOF”.
SO THE ANSWER TO ROOF VENTILATION IN WINTER IS AN EFFECTIVE MEASURED ROOF VENTILATION SYSTEM
It is not a matter of one fits all when you are considering roof ventilation, what you need is a roof ventilation system that is configured for your particular roof layout. Every house is different, so you need a system that is measured to the layout of your roof. Just email us your details and with no obligation we will look you up on google maps and give you a layout for your roof ventilation needs.
Universal Tile Ventilators for tiled roofs and Smoothline® Ventilators for corrugated colorbond roofs.