Your roof is one of the most critical components of your home. Think about it: not only does it protect you, your loved ones and your possessions from the rain, wind and beating sunshine, but it also protects your home’s structure, from the foundation to the framing components to interior components like plasterboard, wiring and even plumbing. With so much at stake, it’s easy to see how even relatively minor roof damage can wreak havoc throughout your entire home.
While it may seem like roof damage occurs from exterior forces, like wind, rain and hail, in fact a lot of damage can occur from the inside, when heat and moisture become trapped, causing rot, mould and other issues that can compromise your home and your health.
Heat and moisture build up under your roof for many reasons – hot or humid weather, direct sunlight and even the heat from halogen downlights can all take their toll. The best way to prevent damage that can occur from a build-up of heat and moisture is to provide proper ventilation. But once your home is built, correcting ventilation issues using traditional methods to prevent roof damage can be costly, requiring significant demolition and reconstruction to add eaves vents and other ventilation system components.
The Solar Star Solution
The good news is, there’s a much simpler and less costly solution to ventilation and heat issues: Solatube’s Solar Star roof ventilation system is designed to let hot air and humidity escape through a small opening in your roof, similar to the opening used for small static vents and whirligigs. But unlike those standard whirligig systems, the Solar Star uses a solar-powered fan to draw more air up and out of your home, enabling a steady stream of airflow to keep heat and moisture build-up to a minimum. Plus, the additional airflow provided by a Solar Star can help decrease the risk of mould and mildew that can cause serious health problems for you and your loved ones. And of course, because the fan is powered by the sun’s energy, you don’t have to worry about your electricity bill increasing.
The Solar Star is designed to be simple to install on any roof, simple to operate and maintain, and it’s backed by Solatube’s best-in-class warranty for peace of mind for years to come. If you’d like to learn more about the Solar Star and its unique solar-powered fan system, contact Solatube today at 13 16 19 or use our online contact form and we’ll be in touch.