When choosing a type of roof vent for your property, you will be faced with a lot of restrictions based on things like the type of climate you live in, and the size of your property. Judging the suitability of a particular roofing vent for your circumstances will largely depend on just your circumstances.
Turbine roof vents are no different. Turbine roof vents, also known as whirlybirds, are a style of roof vent that relies on wind to spin a turbine. There is plenty to be positive about when it comes to turbine roof vents :
Easier and Cheaper to Install
When compared to the main alternative—ridge vents—this kind of vent is considerably easier to install, which means that installation is both less disruptive and cheaper than ridge vents. There are also no electrical components in a turbine vent since they are powered directly by the wind.
This means you will not need to have a qualified electrician come in to wire up your vents once they are fit, which gives them an advantage over alternatives like power vents when it comes to installation.
In low wind situations, turbine vents do an admirable job of moving warm air out of the attic areas of a property. However, when the wind is blowing, these vents turn into a powerful vacuum of warm air, drawing it up through the vent as effectively as any powered alternative.
While they may be more visible from the ground than some roof vent alternatives, turbine vents actually take up less space a lot of the time. For example, for a ridge vent to be effective, it must span almost the whole length of a roof. A turbine vent would be able to cover the same area with just a few strategically placed vents.
Suitable for Any Size Property
Sticking with the size of the roof for a moment, there is no minimum or maximum size that a roof needs to be for turbine roof vents to be effective. Ridge vents require a certain amount of roof to be available in order to work, which means they are not suitable for some smaller properties. Turbine vents will work great on smaller roofs, and larger roofs can be easily handled by simply adding more vents.
Low Running Costs
While it would be false to say there are no ongoing costs of having a turbine vent on your roof, those costs don’t include adding to your electrical bill. Being entirely powered by wind, you can benefit from proper roof ventilation all day, every day, without having to worry about your next utility bill.
Turbo ventilators are very helpful ventilation equipment. However, it is important to note that they can be affected by frequent storms which can damage them and make them prone to rusting. Sometimes, a little friction may also make them noisier which can be solved by regular oiling. Otherwise, they are very reliable equipment that can keep working without supervision.
Turbo ventilator installation is however a little tricky and requires precision cutting on roofs and additional layers of sealant to prevent leakages. So it is a job best left to professionals. Brody Allen Exteriors can help you with the installation of the product. Contact us today!