It is essential for every home to have a proper ventilation system. However, there are conflicting opinions on which type of roof you must have as there are a variety of options. The wide range of options makes it confusing for homeowners to decide the one that will be the best for them. A basic way to understand which exhaust roof ventilation system will suit you the best is knowing the size of your home, climate, and building codes of your area. A list of exhaust roof vents is given in this context. You can choose to install one after reading through their properties.
Louver vents are also known as low-profile vents or turtle vents as they resemble a turtle. Make sure you space the louvers evenly and closest to the ridge for maximum efficiency. While some vents are circular, others are square in shape. This limits your aesthetic choices. But since they are placed lower than roof turbines, they are less visible. You can easily install a louver vent if your home already has a static vent system.
Powered vents have a good number of blades like that of electric fan built into the attic’s gables. Using these vents can have a strong impact on the environment as they require 300 watts of electricity to run. Also, they only run when the attic’s temperature exceeds 100 degrees as they are paired with a thermostat. They are noisy and the new ones that run off the grid are quite expensive. So, the powered vents are a mix of good and bad.
You basically install a ridge vent on your roof’s ridge or peak and then cover them with shingles. A good thing about them is that they have no moving parts. But you need to install them properly and pair them with the right intake vents to make them work smoothly. The best part about using these vents is it does not create any cold or hot areas on your roof, thereby preventing them from ageing. These vents are inexpensive but hard to install. So, you cannot think of it as a DIY project and need to call a professional vent installer.
While your contractor attempts to install the vent make sure he runs the vent full-way along the roof and the vent’s intake holes are equal in size with the exhaust holes.
Roof turbines are lightweight vents that resemble mushrooms with protruding blades like that of a fan from its sides. These blades are crafted to open only when there is heavy wind and remains housed in a case when there is no wind. They consume less power allowing stale air to smoothly escape through the blades and pulling up large volumes of air when there is gentle breeze. They have little carbon foot printing as they are made of aluminum and requires no electricity. They are easy to install and makes no sound.
Choosing an exhaust vent from the list given above can be easier and safer. Also, they are easy to install and safe to use. If you need assistance in assessing the right ventilation system for your roof to save on energy costs, please contact our experienced team today. We service Sydney, the South Coast and the Southern Highlands.