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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 conditioners.

"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 house.

"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 or call 13 14 24.

Released for Skydome by Dennis Rutzou Public Relations (
For further information please call Kim Larochelle or Joanna Gitsham on (02) 9413 4244.

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