Despite this, whirlybirds remain quite underrated. In this article, we bust some common myths about them...
1. They Make A Lot Of Noise
If your whirlybird is making noise, it means that something is happening that shouldn’t be.
A functioning whirlybird is almost silent and will only make noise if it’s broken. Cheap or incorrectly installed whirlybirds are often prone to this.
To avoid this, make sure you consult a roofing expert before purchasing.
2. They Are Only For Industrial Buildings
While whirlybirds are common in industrial spaces, they can be very beneficial in homes, offices and other buildings too.
Particularly in Queensland, roof ventilation can make your home that much more comfortable. By installing a whirlybird, you will allow the hot air trapped in your roof to escape, significantly cooling your space.
This improves air quality by promoting air flow and removing moisture from your roof, which can lead to mould growth and wood rot.
3. They Are Only Effective In Certain Weather
While it is true that whirlybirds need wind to function, they need a lot less than you might think.
Whirlybirds function through convection and the creation of a vacuum. The more powerful the wind, the more hot air is sucked out of the room. Even if there is no wind, hot air can still escape through it.
As for their usefulness through the seasons, a whirlybird will benefit your home by extracting the hot air in summer and minimising moisture during the winter months.