A reroof is the perfect time for VENT-A-ROOF® installation

Following ongoing water leaking issues with their tiled roof, the owners of this home in Moorooka, Queensland, decided to address the problem by upgrading and replacing their tiles with CUSTOM ORB® steel roofing.

The reroofing work was undertaken by IRT roofing, with the owners deciding that as part of the process, they would take the opportunity to also install the innovative VENT-A-ROOF® ventilation system.

Having sound ventilation is an important consideration in every home, as it provides many benefits for occupants: in warmer months the hot air escapes the home more freely keeping living spaces cooler, while in colder temperatures humid air can more easily escape, minimising the chance of condensation, and reducing the likelihood of mould and other issues.

VENT-A-ROOF® is a concealed and passive system that uses the power of natural airflow to ventilate ceiling cavities. It’s suitable for use in domestic, commercial and light industrial buildings with metal roofs, and is installed under traditional ridges, hips and barges, resulting in a sleek and clutter-free roofline. Along with providing superior performance, the aesthetic benefits of the VENT-A-ROOF® system were particularly important to the homeowners, according to Vent-A-Roof Sales Manager, Chris Cuschieri.

“The home sits on a sloping block and as a result the entire roofline is visible from the street,” Chris said.

“Given that every part of the roof is on display, the owners wanted to avoid the obtrusive ‘bolt-on’ appearance of traditional systems such as wind-driven rotary ventilation systems. VENT-A-ROOF® is completely concealed, so it maintains the roof’s clean look and the home’s street appeal.”

On this project, VENT-A-ROOF® was installed across three of the roof’s ridges, providing a complete ventilation solution for the entire home. To have achieved similar ventilation performance from traditional systems would have required fitment of multiple devices, which could have caused inherent problems according to Chris.

“One of the other many benefits of VENT-A-ROOF® is that the system doesn’t require any penetration of the roof, this avoids leaks and the potential of having ongoing maintenance issues,” he said.

“Installed across three ridge sections over approximately 15 metres of roofline, the owners of this house will benefit by having a complete ventilation solution for the entire home; to have achieved a similar outcome using wind-driven rotary ventilation system, multiple units would have been needed which is impractical and costly. Another drawback of wind driven systems is that they can be quite noisy – as a passive system with no moving parts, VENT-A-ROOF® is completely silent.

Chris said that a growing number of customers, particularly those who were reroofing their homes, were choosing to install VENT-A-ROOF® as part of their renovation project.

“If a homeowner is considering reroofing, this is the perfect time to install VENT-A-ROOF® as either a replacement to their previous traditional ventilation system, or as their first-time ventilation solution,” Chris said.

“While the system is already cost effective compared to traditional systems, if the installation occurs during a reroof, the process becomes even more efficient.”

VENT-A-ROOF® is fully compatible with both ZINCALUME® steel and COLORBOND® steel, proven performers in the harsh Australian Climate. The system is also BAL and Cyclone-rated, meets ‘Form 15’ compliance and is compliant with 2019 NCC ventilation requirements.

VENT-A-ROOF® is available nationally from Lysaght branches and resellers. For more information visit www.lysaght.com/vent-a-roof.