Sarking is a flexible membrane that is used as a lining under tile and metal roofs to help insulate homes from both the extreme heat of summer and the colder winter months. It acts as a protective second skin which helps the insulation work more efficiently and in turn protects your home from storm driven rain and dust, condensation and bush fire embers.
PROTECTS AGAINST THE HARSH QUEENSLAND CLIMATE
Living in the harsh Queensland climate, we know first-hand the affects extreme weather can have on our homes. Even though sarking is not strictly compulsory, installation is highly recommended by us to prevent and avoid a large number of future problems for your home. Installing sarking protects your roof against bushfires and storms, provides a dust barrier, enhances roof cavity protection, and acts as a vapour barrier.
“Even though sarking is not strictly compulsory, installation is highly recommended by us to prevent and avoid a large number of future problems for your home.”
Sarking can divert channel moisture away i to the gutters and protect the interior of a home from potential water damages. In bushfire prone areas, sarking is mandatory. This is because the sarking helps protect homes from flying embers entering the ceiling space through the roof.
WARDS OFF UNSEEN PROBLEMS
Not only does sarking help protect homes against unseen mould growth, ceiling staining and long-lasting damage, it also restricts the amount of dust that can enter the home through smaller gaps around downlights and vents by lessening draughts that blow dust into the roof space.
REDUCES YOUR ENERGY USE
All new Australian homes are now required to meet minimum standards of energy efficiency which means by installing sarking in your ceiling space you are also helping to reduce your energy use. This provides long-term environmental benefits to a new home as well as additional protection against nature’s harsher elements.