Not enough houses have proper insulation or ventilation. It’s often one of those things that people take for granted, as it’s not really something you see or notice unless you know to look for it. Here are the advantages that roof ventilation can offer you all year round.
A Cooler House
The most obvious advantage of roof ventilation is that it pumps out hot air from your roof. As we know, hot air rises and will get trapped in your roof. This prevents your house from cooling down as easily as it could. Pump the air out of your house on hot days and let your home stay cool.
Your family will sleep better on hot nights. You’ll be able to relax in front of the TV, or in your home office like never before. It will just make your home so much more pleasant to come home to. No more coming home after work on a hot day and into a boiling home and having to wait for your air conditioning to kick in.
For decades, roof ventilation was powered by wind vents, but the problem with these is that it isn’t always windy when it’s hot. Modern roof ventilation now uses solar panels, which are far more effective and powerful. What better way to get rid of heat build-up from the sun than by making the sun’s own rays extract it for you?
Because these are solar powered, you don’t need to turn them on yourself. They come on automatically when the sun is out. You also won’t need to rely on your air conditioner or fans to work as hard to keep the house cool. It will lead to lower electricity bills as air conditioning uses a lot of power.
Whilst you’ve got an electrician there to install these, you might also get them to update any other dated electrical items in your house. This could involve replacing old downlights with newer LED lighting or adding extra lights to the house. If you’re really interested in saving electricity you might also install some skylights.
A Drier House
During winter, a lot of moisture can build up in your house and roof when it rains or snows. This can lead to mold and fungus weakening of the materials in which your house is built. Solar-powered roof ventilation will continuously work during the winter, sucking out moisture when it rains. This will help your house and roof last longer. You will save money in the future by preventing damage. This will also prolong the life of the insulation in the roof.
Better for storage
If you use your roof for storage, you can preserve your items better. Many people will store their old toys, video games, clothes, old books and other junk up in their roof for decades. When they eventually climb up to bring it down, they’ll often find that the plastic has melted or discolored, the books are moldy and video games don’t work anymore. This is really counterintuitive as you could have sold or donated these years ago and now it’s rubbish and must be thrown out. With proper roof ventilation, it will become safer to store these items inside your roof.
With all this in mind, adding roof ventilation to your home should seem like a great idea for a modification to your home. Start sourcing quotes and ensure that any suppliers and installers can guarantee a perfectly waterproof installation and warranty to ensure you get the best product possible. Come next summer, you’ll be glad you did it!