How You Can Keep Any Roof In Ideal Condition
Having your home properly insulated is one of the most important home renovations you can do. It helps to keep the temperature inside your home at constant temp though out the year. It also helps to save on power consumption as well. Find out all the information you need on roof insulation products on this page.
How does insulation save power?
It prevents you from running your heating systems to hard in the winter and your cooling systems like the air-cons in the summer. It does this by keeping the temperature in your home constant and bearable throughout the year.
Different types of insulation products
Aerolite insulation - The most well-known of the products is fibreglass insulation. It is more commonly known as aerolite or think pink aerolite. It has been used for more than 76 years throughout the world. It is installed in roofs, walls and even under floors.
Polyester insulation – While not as common as the fibreglass, polyester insulation has been taking the world by storm. The product boasts no chemicals or fibreglass in the product. It is the cleanest and healthiest of all the insulation products we currently have on the market.
Cellulose fiber insulation – also a popular product in the United States, cellulose fiber is made up of shredded newspaper and packed full of chemicals to give it a fire retardant status. I wouldn’t say is one of the more popular products in other countries around the world but it does a great job and insulating a home.
Once you have your home insulated, you can start looking at getting proper roof ventilation installed on your roof. There are many different ventilation products to choose from. Below we will explore some of these options.
Whirlybirds or wind turbines
Over the years whirlybirds have become very popular with home owners around the world. The get installed on the top of your roof and they are driven by the wind. They are also known as wind turbines.
When the wind blows the whirlybird begin to spin creating a pump like action and sucking out all the stale bad air from inside your roof. They also prevent moisture build up which can cause roofing troubles down the line.
The cost of whirlybirds is very reasonable. They are affordable and easy to install. If you are going to attempt to install the whirlybirds as a DIY project then Google the installation process and watch how the pro’s install them.
Solar roof ventilation
Solar roof vents have been doing very well with homeowners. They boast that one solar roof vent can equal up to 10 + domestic whirlybirds.
Obviously as the name states they are powered by solar power. there is a solar panel incorporated in the top of the roof vent which gives it power to spin throughout the day regardless of wind speed.