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Mar 22

How Proper Roof Ventilation Increases Your Home’s Longevity and Performance

You can’t maintain a top-performing roof without proper ventilation. Although you might not realise it, keeping air circulating through your roof can save you considerable money on cooling and repairs. Plus, your home will stay more comfortable during the hottest times of the year.

Whether you’re looking to install a new roof or retrofit extra ventilation, understanding the benefits ensures you get to work on this essential aspect of your home. Below, we explore why homeowners should strive for outstanding roof ventilation wherever they live.

Reduces harmful moisture

Moisture is bad news for your home’s structure should it be allowed to get out of control in the roof cavity. As it eventually leads to the growth of harmful mould and mildew, these organic substances can rot your wood beams and cause your insulation to break down.

To prevent this issue from impacting your home, ventilation systems such as whirlybirds and solar-powered exhaust fans can keep air circulating all year round. This step can dramatically extend the lifespan of your roof while reducing your maintenance costs.

Slash energy costs

Expect your home’s roof cavity to rapidly heat up when the temperature increases outside. However, if this hot air has no way to escape, you’ll have to rely heavily upon expensive air conditioning to keep the interior of your home at a comfortable temperature.

With energy bills increasing rapidly across Australia, keeping cooling costs down is imperative to your back pocket. Fortunately, a passive ventilation system provides the ideal solution to this concern, as hot air will be vented just as quickly as it accumulates.

Protects roof insulation

While roof insulation is crucial for regulating your home’s temperature, it must not be continuously exposed to abnormally hot or cold conditions. This can lead your roof insulation to lose performance, translating to uncomfortable interior temperatures alongside greater heating and cooling costs.

Plus, wet insulation caused by excessive humidity and moisture in the roof cavity can lead to ceiling leaks while eroding fasteners and studs essential to your home’s structure. Make sure your roof features reliable ventilation to avoid serious roofing issues that impact your comfort.

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The specialists at Hooky’s Roofing can help you choose the perfect product for your home. Contact the friendly team at Hookys Roofing today on 0408 026 601 or fill out our online enquiry form to learn more.

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