Having a comfortable home in all seasons can be a real challenge. Particularly in Australia, where scorching summers and chilly winters can cause moisture build up and mould growth, affecting not just you and your family – but the material your home is built from. With that in mind, let’s check out the top 5 reasons to consider roof ventilation for your home.
It’s your home, not an oven
We all know the feeling. It feels like you have opened the oven door and stepped inside like a Sunday roast. But it doesn’t have to be like that. The sun has been heating up your roof space all day. Removing the heat from the roof cavity through roof ventilation is the best way to stop the heat in your roof space from migrating into your living areas. It also stops the heat migrating into your bedroom, which means a better night sleep and more energy to enjoy tomorrow.
Remove the moisture which causes the dreaded mould
Mould. Yuck! It’s a horrible, unsightly, dangerous guest. Kick it out! Mould in your home is caused when moisture in the air is allowed to settle. If you can’t picture it, think about how mouldy your bathroom would be without the extractor fan. Having roof ventilation prevents the moisture in your roof space from settling, taking away the conditions necessary for mould to grow. Problem solved! If mould is already a problem for you, get rid of it before you install your roof ventilation. Check out www.mouldpro.com.au, they will be more than happy to assist you.
Keeping costs down
Installing roof ventilation ensures your living areas are less affected by the temperature in your roof space. This means less work for air conditioners and fans in the summer, which means lower power bills for you! Awesome! It also means less work for heaters in the winter. Roof ventilation systems help with keeping your house dry which means you don’t feel the cold as much. Aside from heat and cooling, you will save money on medication and doctor’s visits. Living in a warm and dry environment is a great defence against many illnesses that affect us today.
Protecting your loved ones
Sickness caused by mould can have a serious effect on you and your loved ones. Increased asthma attacks, coughing, sneezing, irritated eyes, nose and throat as well as allergies. There are also much larger risks to those with already compromised immune systems and those with asthma. Respiratory illness in children caused by mould is also known to potentially cause development issues. Installing roof ventilation is a great way to protect your little ones from indoor pollution.
Protecting your investment
Your home is your castle, and an expensive castle at that. Your castle is there to protect you and your family from the outside elements. The least you can do is ensure your castle isn’t attacked from within. Moisture in the roof space which is allowed to settle can easily turn into mould. Mould can rot away the timber your castle is made out of, and if allowed to spread – it will affect other areas of your castle, not just the roof. Mould can cause potentially very costly repairs, so make sure it can’t take hold in the first place.
Think you may be interested in roof ventilation for your home? Contact us to find out more or speak to one of our friendly consultants.