Rapid Ridge Ventilated Dry Ridge System is a brand new concept in Australia. Although widely used throughout Europe for many years, here in Australia we have not moved from a ‘wet’ traditional method of mortar and pointing for securing ridge caps. The dry ridge system is not only quicker and easier to install, but it provides huge environmental benefits including a lower electricity bill for cooling costs.
The system, which can be installed in most weather conditions, allows an open ridge at the highest point in the roof. This facilitates a continuous flow of air through the roof and eliminates the radiating heat through the tiles into the roof space. It can be installed in half the time compared to traditional mortar and pointing and requires no maintenance post installation.
Passive Cooling and Ventilation
Allowing the roof to breathe is important not just for the structure of the
roof but also for the health of the people living there. Air movement is the
most important element of passive cooling as this cools the building by
carrying hot air out of the building. This can be particularly effective as the sun sets after a hot day and the outside temperatures drop.
Air circulation helps to prolong the life of the roof structure by reducing theseverity of temperature fluctuations over time.