If you’re looking for a way to improve your home’s ventilation, you should consider installing a whirlybird. A whirlybird is a roof vent that helps circulate air and remove moisture from your roof. This can help keep your roofing materials in good condition and prevent the growth of mould and mildew. In this blog post, we will discuss the benefits of installing a whirlybird in your home!

Ventilating your roof space with top quality roofing supplies

The roof is one of the most important components of any home. It’s exposed to the elements, and roofing materials can wear down over time. Without proper ventilation, roofing materials can rot and become damaged due to moisture buildup. A whirlybird helps combat this by providing air circulation in your roof space and helping keep your roof in good condition.

Essentially, whirlybirds remove hot air trapped between the ceiling and the roof, reducing the buildup of heat that radiates from the ceiling space into rooms, and essentially keeping your home cooler during times of hot weather.

This helps in protecting a well-ventilated home from moisture condensation, potential mould, mildew, dry rot, and moist insulation which ultimately renders insulation ineffective.

Installing a whirlybird in combination with insulation ensures your air conditioner and fans work more efficiently.

Whirlybirds, also known as turbine vents, are dome-shaped with fins. The fins catch passing breezes and spin, drawing warm moist air from the roof cavity. And the best part is, they cost nothing to run!

Another benefit of installing a whirlybird is energy efficiency. By creating an airflow within your roof space, you can reduce the need for cooling or heating in your home as the whirlybird helps regulate temperature levels more efficiently than regular insulation alone. This will save you money on energy bills as well!

Are whirlybirds noisy?

A working whirlybird is quiet, and only makes a noise when broken. Ensure proper installation from the start, as poor installation tends to shorten the life and efficiency of roofing ventilation. Therefore, it is recommended your new whirlybird be installed by a roofing professional. They will ensure it is installed correctly, preventing water from leaking into your roof cavity. A roofing expert will also ensure your new whirlybird meets compliance. 

To optimise the performance of your whirlybird, it’s a good idea to have it checked every couple of years. While your roofing professional is on your roof, ask them to inspect your gutters and roofing for damage or general maintenance.

Installing a whirlybird is relatively easy. With the proper roofing professional who has access to the right roofing materials, all you need is a roof-compatible whirlybird, roof tiles or roof covering materials, roof screws, roof sealant, and tools to attach the whirlybird to your roof. Once installed, you will benefit from improved ventilation and energy efficiency in your home.

Want to know how many whirlybirds you need for your property?

Determining exactly how many whirlybirds you need will depend on climate conditions, the size of your roof and other factors. Contact the team at A & D Discount Roofing Supplies to discuss your requirements. Give them a call on 07 3801 3188 to arrange an obligation-free quote today. And take a look through their extensive range of roofing materials online.