MEDIA RELEASE 19 August 2009
Get your home ready for the summer heat
The harsh Australian environment and sometimes poor building design can result
in our homes heating up very quickly during summer days.
Heat can get trapped in the roof space, resulting in joint distortion, sagging
ceilings and paint problems. Effective ventilation of a home's roof cavity is
the most effective way to combat these problems.
Michael Bonello, Managing Director of Skydome, a supplier and manufacturer of
skylight and ventilation products, as well as Marketing Chair of the Skylight
Industry Association, said good ventilation can improve the efficiency of air
"Good ventilation will help release hot air trapped in your roof, which means
your air conditioner won't have to work as hard. This serves to reduce energy
consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and energy costs," Bonello said.
"The use of effective ventilation also increases the performance of roof
insulation," he added.
Skydome manufactures the Powervent, a ventilation product used to effectively
remove hot air from roof cavities. Unlike traditional wind-powered vents, the
Powervent does not need a breeze to function but operates thermostatically or on
a timer switch.
The Powervent is able to expel 15,000 litres of air per minute, equivalent to
eight wind vents operating at maximum capacity and costs less than one cent an
hour to run.
Graham from Wellington Point in Queensland decided to have Skydome's Powervent
installed five years ago when he felt the need to reduce the temperature in his
"The Powervent is great to keep the heat out of the roof area and decrease the
amount of heat going down into the house. Since we've had the Powervent
installed, we haven't had to use our air conditioner as much. It has helped
decrease our power bill," Graham said.
Following the success of the Powervent installation, Graham had also two Skydome
skylights installed in his vestibule and kitchen.
"Our Skydome account manager Clive Harrison was tremendous. We received
fantastic service," he added.
In addition to the Powervent, Skydome manufactures skylights which are glazed to
protect from harmful UV rays with 99 per cent UV blockout. Skydome skylights are
available in tint glazing and can be provided with heat control blinds, helping
to keep your home cooler during summer.
Skydome products are custom-made to suit Australian conditions and their robust
roof flashings offer excellent watertightness.
For more information on Skydome and its products, visit
www.skydome.com.au or call 13 14 24.
Released for Skydome by Dennis Rutzou Public Relations (www.drpr.com.au)
For further information please call Kim Larochelle or Joanna Gitsham on (02)