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Keep Mould Away With Roof Vents

January 13th, 2017

Roof ventilation in living and working areas is important for the comfort and health of yourself and others throughout the year.

Not only are the roof ventilators great for reducing the hot air in a building, but the vent also helps to minimize dampness inside the roof space.

Mould is a fungi that lives grows best in damp and poorly ventilated areas, especially in a dark roof space. It reproduces by making spores.

Mould spores land on damp spots inside your roof space , where they grow and spread. There is no practical way to rid mould from indoors; the way you may control indoor mould growth is to control the source of moisture. Diligent roof maintenance and adequate roof ventilation will help to keep the roof space dry.

Mould Is A Health Hazard

Mould build up in the roof prevention is essential for those of us who have respiratory conditions. Mould in damp buildings can trigger nasal congestion, sneezing, coughing, wheezing, respiratory infections and asthma.

People who are more susceptible to these symptoms and other serious health issues include people with:

  1. Weak immune systems
  2. Allergies
  3. Chronic lung diseases.

RJ Roof Vents & Roof Ventilation Systems

RJ Ventilation carry a range of roof ventilation systems for Australian homes. A roof ventilation system will help to remove a build up of hot air during summer. In winter, roof ventilators will aid in reducing the impact of condensation in your roof space.

There are several types of roof vents available and the most popular roof ventilators include:

1.Static Roof Ventilation Systems
Static roof vents are also called roof valves.
These roof valves sit on the roof and rely on a pressure differential between outside and inside for air to move out of the roof area.

2.Wind-driven Roof Ventilation Systems
Wind driven roof ventilators are very popular and can be seen on most homes in Western Australia. Commonly called whirly birds, this particular air roof ventilator is very popular in WA.
The whirly birds need wind to spin the head of the roof vent, drawing out the hot air of the attic space under the roof. Good quality wind-driven roof ventilators have excellent bearings and start operating at low wind speeds making them ideal in WA conditions.

3.Powered Roof Ventilators
The powered roof ventilators are connected to your power supply and usually have a thermostat. The ventilator unit will self start once the temperature in the roof space reaches a pre-determined level on the thermostat. Hot air will continue to be pumped out until the thermostat goes below the set level.

4. Solar Powered Vents
Powered by the sun, the environment friendly solar ventilator also has a thermostat that triggers its operation. As the solar ventilation unit is dependent on the sun for its solar power source it will only operate while the sun is up.

Contact us for more information or if you live in the metro area we will come to your residence and provide you with a free quote. 08 9493 1826.