Why Proper Roof Ventilation Matters

Posted on 3rd Oct 2017

Canberra is no stranger to extreme weather and very hot or very cold temperatures. This is why it's important to ensure that your home is built to withstand the elements so it can provide you with the comfort and protection you need for years to come. One way to ensure that your property is built to withstand Canberra's weather conditions is by having proper roof ventilation.

Here's why it's important to ensure that your home has proper roof ventilation:

1. Roof Ventilation keeps your home cool during summer

During the summer months, temperatures in roof spaces can go as high as 60°C. Without proper ventilation, the heat won't be able to escape. Instead, it will flow downwards into your living spaces, putting unnecessarily pressure on your air conditioner. As a result, your air conditioning system will have to work harder in order to keep your home cool, thus, resulting in a much bigger utility bill.

With roof ventilation, however, you can keep your home cool without relying too much on your air conditioner. A whirlybird installation, in particular, allows heat to escape through the roof while inviting cooler air from the outside in.  Because of this, you're able to keep your home cool and comfy during the summer without having to worry about having a huge electricity bill.


2. Protects your home during winter

Having proper ventilation is also vital during winter as it helps eliminate damp air that can cause moisture or condensation on the rafters, roof deck, or insulation. If moisture is not removed, it can seep into the attic, leading to a soaked insulation that can cause mould and mildew, as well as cracking, flaking, or peeling paint on the walls of your home.

3. Help keep your roof in good shape

Studies show that poorly ventilated roofing systems tend to deteriorate faster than those that are ventilated. Since the cost of repairing or replacing your roof can be quite expensive, it would be wise to install a wind powered roof vent, such as a whirlybird, as a preventive measure to ensure that your roof will last a long time. Ultimately, if you want your home to be a comfortable place to live in, you should install proper roof ventilation. Not only will this help improve the functionality of your home, it can also help you avoid unnecessary repairs and expenses. 

If you are looking for roof ventilation in Canberra, give All Aspects Roofing a call. We install whirlybirds and can also help with a whole range of other roofing services.