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Control The Spread Of Mould In Your Home With Roof Vents

October 31st, 2016

Mould is a type of fungi that lives and grows well in damp and poorly ventilated areas. Dark and damp attic spaces are an ideal environment for the growth and spread of mould.

When mould spores land on damp spots inside your roofing area, they may begin to grow and spread. Mould and mould spores are a health hazard.

Mould & Poor Health

Damp conditions inside your ceilings will encourage the growth and spread of mould and mould spores.
There are several poor health symptoms that result from breathing in these mould spores:

  • Nasal congestion
  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Wheezing
  • Respiratory Infections
  • Allergies

Then there are those people who are more susceptible to those symptoms
and other serious health effects including those people with:

  1. Weakened immune systems
  2. Allergies
  3. Chronic respiratory conditions
  4. Lung disease

*You need to seek medical advice if ever you are concerned about the effects of mould.

RJ Roofing Vents To Control Mould Growth

There is no easy way to rid mould from indoors, however you may control indoor mould growth by keeping inside the roofing area dry with good ventilation.

RJ Ventilation carry a range of roof ventilation solutions for your home in Australia. In winter, roof ventilators will help to reduce the impact of condensation inside your roofing. This is an ideal way of reducing the damp in your roofing spaces, and therefore helping to stunt the spread of mould spores.

The Roof Vent In Summer

Ventilation is also important for your comfort and health throughout the year and is a natural companion to insulation. Roof ventilators will assist you in the hotter months, by removing a build up of heat.

Types Of Roof Ventilation

There are four main types of roof ventilation products:

1. Static roof vents

This type of roof ventilation system is often called roof valves, the valve sits on the roof and needs to rely on a difference in air pressure between inside and outside the roof space.

2. Wind-driven roof ventilation

Wind-driven ventilation is the most common form of ventilation that you see on roovs in WA, often referred to as whirlybirds. Whirlybirds need the wind to spin the head and draw air out from inside your roof area. Good quality wind-driven systems have excellent bearings and start operating at low wind speeds so in WA conditions they should be spinning all of the time.

3. Powered ventilator

Powered roof ventilators are connected to your home’s power supply and they usually have a thermostat. When the heat on the thermostat inside your roof space, reaches the set temperature, the unit turns itself on, pumping out the hot air air until the temperature inside your roof space returns below the set temperature level.

4. Solar powered vents

Solar powered ventilators are powered by the sun. They also have a thermostat that triggers it’s operation. The solar unit is dependent on the sun for its power source and will only operate while there is sunlight.

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