Roof Ventilation

Depending on what roof type you have on your property or home will depend on what kind of roof ventilation system you can use now, and what might have been placed there during construction. It can be overwhelming and impossible to find out all there is to know about roof ventilators & roof ventilation as it takes years of experience and work. That is why people can become confused and concerned. Where should you use it, when, what kind is best for you, why do you need a roof vent in the first place? Here is a look at why it is important, why you might want to consider Gilco for your vent solutions and what types there are.

The importance and value of roof ventilation

At Gilco we understand the importance of great roof ventilation. It prevents moisture from building up, causing mould and mildew that spreads down to the living areas, it helps lower energy bills because it reduces the heat in the roof and therefore in the home, it gives your roof a longer life span and limits the strain on your air conditioning system.

Roof ventilation options to consider

At Gilco we offer the Terminator series of vents to our customers but there is a range of options that gives you decent ventilation letting the hot air out and letting in cooler and dryer air. Some of those more popular ventilation options include;

  1. Whirlybirds also known as wind turbines – They have moving parts but are not powered, rather they use the wind to operate. They do move more air than traditional box vents but perform best when there is wind. In Gilco tests we have found our Terminator series of roof ventilation options outperform this vent by more than 20%!
  2. Low profile vents also known as box, flat, static or turtle vents – These have no moving parts using natural convection to achieve the movement of air. They are versatile, come in all kinds of materials and one of the most common types used.
  3. Ridge vents – These are another static system but they are placed over the roof ridges and are meant to run the full length of the ridge of the roof so they blend in and do not affect the appearance of the roof.
  4. Power vents – These are powered options and as such ensures you get good ventilation whether the wind is blowing or not. They are quiet but obviously not as quiet as a static vent and they are a lot more expensive.


As you can see there are a lot of options, that is just some of the more commonly chosen ones so it helps to talk to a professional to learn about the vent and how it will meet your needs. At Gilco we are happy to discuss our Terminator series and why roof ventilators & roof ventilation could help you in many ways. We have been operating for more than 30 years and we know a lot and are happy to help.

Reach out!

If you call 08 9356 2906 or email us at and we will get back to you swiftly to talk about your options in roof ventilation.