Roof sarking is a flexible laminated surface that is placed under the roof during installation by the contractor and is extended in sections either perpendicular or parallel on the roofs while overlapping between layers.
Roof sarking can ensure protection on the frame of the house from any weather,especially during construction. Once the house is finished, the laminated surface will protect the roof cavity from rain and dust, resist bush fire ember attacks, enhance thermal performance, and minimise unsafe condensation.
How Roof Sarking Can Protect Your Home
You will feel confident and comfortable, especially when there is a laminated surface protecting all your belongings when you need it the most.
- You enhance thermal performance by protecting the home from up till 97% of radiant heat when integrated with air space. It will surely save energy and make your home comfortable.
- Vapour penetrable surfaces will minimise hazards of condensation formation, by having the water vapour manage and drain out safely and efficiently.
- Sarking will ensure your home is protected from unseen mould growths, staining on the ceiling and permanent damages, which is the outcome of rain penetrating the roof cavity.
- You minimise dust entering the home through gaps around lights and vents by limiting winds that blow dust into the roof.
- In accordance with Australian Standard 3959, roof sarking can protect against bush fire ember attacks, especially from the roof space.
- While the house is being constructed, the surface will protect the building structure before the roof is applied. This then will limit water damage in the internal structural components.
- It will also improve workflow through internal trades that initiate work long before the roof is installed.
The Outcome of Condensation
In colder climates, the dangers of condensation formation intensifies when the temperature outside drops and when the indoors are heated. The potential dangers of condensation formation include:
Health Risks: There is invisible mould formation in the ceiling and wall linings. It may also experience external cladding, which is dangerous for the elderly and youngsters.
Visual Deterioration: The plasterboard linings are stained and swelling due to moisture.
Structural Decay: if moisture is trapped in the structure, then metal structures can be corroded with rots on timber, while the nails loosen up, and more. As a result, it will need expensive modification on the roofs.