Was it the past summer’s heat that prompted you to consider roof ventilation for your home? Thinking that it’s mostly the warm days that require more airflow is common. However, you’d be wrong in thinking your solar roof ventilation system or new skylights will only serve you in the summertime. Your home may need a ventilation system just as much during winter and you’re not even aware of it yet.
Both mild and extreme winter climates come with their own unique set of challenges for anyone owning a property. You could face excessive repairs and expenses in a few years’ time if you don’t manage cold conditions correctly. The problem is that you’ll only realise the effects of winter later on due to gradual deterioration. Why not start taking action today to prevent it?
Here’s how a solar roof ventilation system can help you get that right.
One of the goals of a ventilation system is to manage temperatures in various spaces and it’s just as important during winter. You want to maintain a more consistent temperature in your attic and roof spaces, as this will help you keep a moderate temperature throughout your home.
If it’s too cold up there, any warmth from inside the home will simply rise and escape into that space. Heat in your roof space during these months can be damaging to your home and roof ventilation helps to combat this.
With a ventilation system in place, you create a balance with fresh air entering and the humid roof air you don’t want—see below—escaping. This keeps the air near the roof at a more stable temperature, so freezing temperatures don’t affect the interior of your home.
Combat Humidity and Prevent its Consequences
It’s no surprise that most households tend to run their heating systems abundantly over the winter months. However, all that moisture from the heat has to go somewhere and this can lead to excessive moisture in rooms and your roof space. The results are more dire than many homeowners realise:
- Moisture draws into walls
- A humid environment can cause more fungus and mould growth
- Materials in your home, such as insulation, can be damaged if moisture accumulates near it
- Moisture could affect exposed electrical wires
- Wood can start rotting, affecting your building’s structural integrity
With solar roof ventilation, you have an automated system that expels the heat that can result in moisture, preventing multiple problems and protecting your home.
Helping You Manage Your Utility Bill
You may think that other ventilation systems and resources can help you manage your home better during winter, but how will they affect your power usage? For example, a dehumidifier will have to run for extensive periods to help you get good results. Meanwhile, a solar roof ventilation system will function well, all while using the sun’s power instead of drawing electricity from the grid.
In addition, your new home installation won’t increase your carbon footprint, which means you can continue living green but enjoy multiple benefits and luxuries that solar roof ventilation affords you.
Get Your Home Sorted for Winter
Modern innovation empowers you to look after your assets effortlessly and in a cost-friendly manner. Simply make sure you partner with the best in the business so you can enjoy all the benefits of a roof ventilation installation for the long term. Belle Skylights has helped many Australians upgrade their skylights and roof ventilation systems. To discuss yours or book a consultation, call our friendly team on 1300 168 374.