to ventilate a raked ceiling
raked and cathedral ceilings have one common problem during
the summer months ....they get hot slowly... and they stay hot
venting the heat out is the answer, but how to do it without
creating other issues as a consequence.
heat is energy just looking to be released and you want a roof
ventilator that does just that.
select a roof
ventilator or cupola, the size of which is determined
by the size of the room and the means of low level air ingress
(via door and windows)
match it with a ceiling
vent or register that can be opened and closed at
will, either manually, push / pull with a rod of suitable length,
or if it's too high with a electrically operated ceiling vent
via switch or remote controlled.
to choose a ceiling vent or register able to be opened incrementally
so that it can be used to freshen the room at varied times during
the year as occasion requires
experienced as a consequence of the installation will be quite
remarkable, a different room altogether especially if the room
is on an upper level. The roof ventilator chosen in such a case
will need to be larger as the total heat load of the house will
be trying to get out of the roof ventilator/ cupola.
It may seem
like an unwelcome expense but ventilation properly done will
be well worth the distinct transformation.
should be selected on performance and not cost.
from plastic products as they will inevitably become brittle
and break, due to the leaching of the plasticizers, leaving
you with a degree of difficulty in replacing them in due course