Whirlybirds and Solar Vents

Whirlybirds v Solar Ventilation

industrial whirlybirds
whirlybirds and solar vents

Hi, I’m Glenn and I’ve been installing roofing vents for over 20 years. The first thing to know is both the whirlybird and the solar vents will help to remove the heat trapped under the roof. Best described as a car with the windows up, you wind the windows down, it will remove the heat.

So on a 35 degrees day when I walk onto a roof and cut a hole, well the amount of heat that comes out is like a hair dryer, but the question is, what will works better! The whirlybird? Or the Solar vent? 

There strengths! Whirlybirds will works best on a windy day and the solar vents will work best on full sun which is on the hottest days.

Industrial Whirlybird Roof Vents

Advantages for the Whirlybirds

  1. The Whirlybird will work 24 hours a Day and the solar ventilation will only work 10 hours per day.
  2. The Whirlybird comes with a 10 year warranty and solar vents only has a 5 year warranty.
  3. The Industrial whirlybird cost a little less then the solar vent.
  4. Whirlybirds don’t make any noise! Unless there 20 years old and need to be replaced.
  5. Whirlybirds come in a range of colours, solar vents only come in Black.
  6. You will save money on the cost of air conditioning.

Disadvantages with the whirlybirds

  1. Whirlybirds need wind to work better and remove more heat.
  2. The 600 mm Industrial whirlybird Only takes out 1600 to 2400 sq/m of air (Eco solar vent will take out 2800 sq/m)
  3. The 600 mm whirlybird take longer to install then the eco solar vent.

Solar Powered Roofing Vents

Advantages for the Solar Vents

  1. Solar vents take out more air then the whirlybird. (Eco brand)
  2. On the hottest days when there’s no wind! Full sun! The solar ventilation works best.
  3. On flat roofs with no heat convection (heat rising) the solar vent will suck the heat out.
  4. Solar vents have a built in thermostat, so they turn off in winter.(Warmer in Winter)
  5. The Eco solar vents now come with a 240 volts power backup so they can run 24 hours a day.
  6. The Solar ventilation is Best to Remove the heat.

Disadvantages with the solar vent

  1. The solar ventilation will make a little bit of noise. But the new 2020 motor has no sound, only fan noise.
  2. Solar vents only have a 5 year warranty and not 10 years like the whirlybird.
  3. The Solar vents cost a little more but with delivery, but the delivery cost is cheaper depending on where you live.
  4. Only comes in Black (like the first ford motor car)

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Whirlybird Australia sells industrial roof vents and can deliver anywhere in Australia. We can help you with your design and placement of the whirlybirds also work out what’s going to work best for your environment. We Supply Whirlybirds in Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Adelaide, and Brisbane and also deliver anywhere in Australia.