Access or Ventilation - Do I need it?
So you have an idea on the size and skin thickness you want your new polycarbonate dome to provide, but what about ventilation?
First think about the area where the Roof Dome is being installed. Is it a Bathroom or Kitchen where there may be a lot of heat buildup or moisture in the air? Or is it in a room with lack of ventilation like Windows or Extractors? If this is the case then you may want to look at domes with ventilation.
So what are the option? Trickle Vents
- Trickle Vents can be installed in to a uPVC Insulated Upstand, this is done in the factory and is delivered with the vents installed. So if you are looking at getting a Dome Only, then you wont be able to have this option.
Trickle Vents give a small amount of ventilation, much like the vents you might find on other doors and windows in the house. Typically trickle vents are only an extra £35.00 so are a cost effective ventilation option.Opening Domes
- Domes that open
for ventilation are either controlled manually, on a hinge and spindle or controlled electrically.
Manual Domes open around 400mm and give plenty of ventilation. If a manual opening dome is installed out of reach then we supply purpose made Operating Rods
allowing for easier opening.
Electric Opening Domes are controlled by a Wall Mounted Switch or Remote Control, depending on the product.
But remember, you may or may not need ventilation and fixed domes will be a cheaper option. If you are unsure with you need ventilation then please do contact us.Shop Opening Domes Shop Fixed Dome