Roof Fans – Effective Solar Roof Fans

Do you know how warm it gets in your roof space?Extractor fan - Exhaust fan

Most people don’t. But it gets hot – very hot – on a normal sunny summer’s days temperatures easily reach 65 degrees – and if you have a dark roof – it could get even warmer than that!

All that heat has to go somewhere – and a lot of it goes into your home – leaving you with 2 options:

  1. Turn the A/C up to cope
  2. Start sweating

Neither of the 2 options are very attractive. However, there are things you can do to your house to reduce the heat build up in your roof and it is all about roof ventilation using solar a roof fan or air vents.

Solar Ventilators – Roof Fans

Exhaust fan - Extractor fanUp until the middle of last century many homes and other building incorporated passive roof vents or air vents of some description. whilst not very effective these passive vents did offer some relieve from the  heat build up. Later the whirlybird was introduced. Although popular, unfortunately their capacity to move air and reduce the heat in the roof space is very limited. Powered fans were introduced as a more effective alternative – but they are not cheap – and airflow volumes are still relatively small. Currently, your best option can be found in solar roof fans.

Solar Roof Vents

In 2010 Solar Whiz introduced solar roof vents as an effective alternative to conventional passive roof vents and air vents – and far more powerful than whirlybirds and powered roof fans. The efficiency of these solar roof fans or ventilators has seen a large number of whirlybirds replaced with solar roof fans over the last few years .

How many roof vents do I need?

Well, that depends on a number of factors! The most important factor is the type of roof vent you chose, but for most homes you probably only need one and sometimes two solar roof fan ventilators.

However if you are looking at whirly birds – an average house of say 200 square metres would need around 20 to make a significant difference.

Extractor fan - exhaust fanPrice indication for Solar Air Vents

We would be more than happy to help you with a price indication over the phone – so please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 1300 655 118 to discuss your particular ventilation needs and a price indication for roof fans.

We can generally also offer an obligation free inspection and quote for a tailored solution.

If you prefer to contact us outside of business hours – please submit your request for a quick quote.