Evo Building Products’ RapidRidge Ventilated Roof System is a new passive and ventilated roofing solution in Australia that can help to reduce your carbon footprint dramatically and will save you a great deal on cooling costs in the summer too. Here we explore why installing RapidRidge can help to create the eco-home you’re after.
How does RapidRidge roofing work?
RapidRidge is a brand new design in Australia, but it has been used in Europe for a great number of decades. The system creates a gap between the internal roof of your home and the external roofing tiles. As the sun shines down on the roof the air beneath is heated and this rises in the cavity before being vented at the apex of the roof. By allowing this hot air to escape, the heat generated by the sun on the roof is then allowed to escape without dissipating into your home. Where a traditional roof is installed this heat will be pushed directly into the property and you will need to rely heavily on cooling systems to keep the temperature down.
Is it waterproof?
Having vents in your roof can sound daunting because waterproofing is vitally important, but this is not a problem with RapidRidge technologies. A UV stabilised fleece that is permeable for air, but not for water is placed over the ventilation areas, therefore maintaining waterproofing integrity whilst allowing for the air to escape. Thus the waterproofing integrity of the roof is maintained while the air is allowed to escape.
Is it more expensive?
If you are getting a roof installed, then a RapidRidge roof will be similar in cost to the installation of a traditional roof. This is because the builder will have less to mortar and point, thereby lowering labour cost for the installation of these roofs. Once installed you can potentially save up to 43% on your cooling energy costs in the year too, so a RapidRidge roof will start paying off straight away.
Contact Evo Building Products today if you’d like to find out more.
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