Bush Fire Rated Solar Powered Roof Ventilator Now Available
Roof ventilation systems are important to drive heat and moisture out of your roof cavity all year round, keeping you cooler in summer, and protecting your roof space during cooler winter months. So, if you find that your house is starting to feel less-than comfortable once things start to warm up, an effective roof ventilation fan system is likely the way to go. At Solatube, we specialise in the installation of roof systems, including skylights, ventilation, and more. So, if you feel it’s time to update your home, speak with the experts at Solatube today to work out the best option for you.
Wind Vents vs Solar Roof Ventilation Systems
Wind vents will typically move 85-100m³ of air per hour (air extraction typical of a 250mm diameter product), and are considered to be quite inefficient. This level of air extraction is similar to taking a tile off your roof and covering it with a static cap. Yes, 1-4 wind vents will still impact your home, but to achieve adequate ventilation results you should look at 3 air changes per hour (5 is even better). Based on that calculation, most homes should have 6-8 wind vents, while a single Solar Star solar roof ventilation system will exceed that level of ventilation even on a cloudy day. The cost of installing 3 quality wind vents equates to one Solar Star.
Solar Roof Ventilation System: The Ultimate Investment for Your Home
The Solar Star is a solar roof ventilation system, meaning it is operated by the power of the sun, making it a cost-effective and energy-efficient solution to your home’s ventilation problems. It operates a high-efficiency fan unit that is powered by solar panels, offering you all the advantages of a powerful roof fan without the additional operating costs.
The Solar Star installation process is simple and quick, this solar roof ventilation system can be installed in under 1 hour by a Solatube Certified Installation Consultant. It is also available with a range of accessories such as a Thermal Switch, add-on solar panels, and a variety of flashing options.
We guarantee you’ll love the return on your investment when you install a solar roof ventilation fan or other system to cool your roof space – not only will your home stay cooler and drier throughout the year thanks to the roof vents, but it will also reduce the strain on your HVAC units.
What can a quality roof ventilation system do for you?
Beat the Summer Heat
If you’re really feeling the power of the sun, solar roof vents can help you to beat the heat this summer, and keep your home temperate all year round.
- Roof vents and roof ventilation systems pull heat from your roof cavity and structure of your home
- Ventilation fans maintain a more comfortable interior temperature
- Consistent ventilation prevents roof cavities and materials from deteriorating
- Better roof ventilation means reduced air conditioning costs
Remove Winter Mould and Moisture With Proper Ventilation
A solar-powered roof ventilation system equalises interior and exterior temperatures, safeguarding your home from the worst of winter.
- Roof ventilation removes excess humidity from showers, humidifiers, and dishwashers
- Strong airflow assists in preventing leaks and structural decay on your roof
- Steam ventilation stops damage to insulation and framing materials produced by moisture accumulation
- A quality roof ventilation fan fights weakening of internal structures caused by mould and fungus growth
Solar Star roof vents deliver high performance for cooling your roof cavity
High Performance Solar-Powered Design
Easy Installation & 5 Year Warranty
What’s the difference between cheap solar-powered roof vents?
When comparing roof ventilation systems the first thing that can be seen is the size of the unit. In most instances, larger size units perform better – simply because they tend to accommodate larger components and allow greater airflow. However, it is a combination of all components that maximises the performance of roof vents.
How can I keep my home comfortable all year round?
Is fluctuating temperature a daily struggle in your home? For some, keeping their home at a consistent temperature can be difficult. This is especially true for those living in regions that experience extreme heat and cold. Stepping out of a scorching hot or freezing cold climate into an equally uncomfortable house can be quite a shock to the system. But how can solar roof vents help?
Roof Ventilation Models
1 Designed for Smaller Spaces
2 Split Roof Spaces
3 Bush Fire Option Available
4 2/5 Year Warranty
1 Australia’s Best Roof Ventilator
2 5/10 Year Warranty
Roof Ventilation FAQs
Are solar powered roof vents worth it?
Yes, your Solatube roof vents will provide numerous benefits such as improved air circulation, moisture control, and energy efficiency. As valuable home investments, they maintain a functional and healthy roof environment and operate using clean solar energy. Our long warranty period also means you’re getting value for money.
Do solar roof vents work?
Certainly! Solar roof vents such as the Solar Star ventilation system effectively ventilate roof spaces, prevent heat build-up and maintain airflow using solar energy. The solar panels on the devices allow them to capture daylight and utilise this energy to efficiently run the roof vents. By relying on solar energy, you’re making your property eco-friendlier and more sustainable. With different models created for different structures, you can have peace of mind there’s one suitable for your roof.
Does roof ventilation work?
Many homes benefit from the efficiency of these installations. Roof ventilation systems, including Solatube’s, work by facilitating air movement, expelling the hot air, and preventing moisture build-up. With our products you can look forward to it effectively maintaining roof ventilation and contributing to a healthier home environment, thanks to the efficient fan system.
How does roof ventilation work?
Roof ventilation systems like Solatube’s Solar Star promotes airflow by utilising intake and exhaust vents. They allow fresh air to enter while expelling hot air and moisture, preventing damage to your roof and enhancing energy efficiency. To ensure it works for your unique space, consider options such as ridge vents, soffit vents, or a Solar Star roof ventilation system. Do consult Solatube experts for proper installation, as this is essential to ensure your system works efficiently.
How much roof ventilation do I need?
The amount of roof ventilation you’ll need depends on factors such as roof size, home design and the climate in your area. You also need to consider local building codes before making changes. Consult a Solatube expert to assist you in determining the appropriate ventilation requirements for your home or business.
Is roof ventilation necessary?
Roof ventilation is important for maintaining a healthy roof environment that also benefits your home’s interior. It prevents issues such as moisture build-up and heat damage.
Proper roof ventilation, such as you’ll find with Solatube roof ventilation systems, can:
- Prolong the lifespan of the roof
- Improve energy efficiency
- Offer reliable airflow
- Contribute to a healthier home environment
What is the best roof vent?
The best roof ventilation system for your property depends on various factors such as climate, roof design, and your specific needs. For many homes, Solatube is the go-to option, since the ventilation systems offer reliable airflow, effectiveness, energy efficiency, and durability.
The Solar Star is regarded to be one of the best options since it’s not only cost-effective but sustainable as well. Furthermore, these units can be installed in a matter of hours by a Solatube expert, meaning very little downtime or disturbance to occupants.
Do roof vents help cool a house?
Yes, roof vents, including Solatube roof vents, help cool your house down by doing the following:
- Expelling hot air from your roof space
- Reducing heat build-up
- Improving overall airflow
The result is cooler air and a more comfortable building interior.