With the growing popularity of deep trough profiled roof claddings, experts in passive ventilation VENT, have expanded their product range with a new ridge vent and apron batten specifically designed for deep trough roofs.
The new deep trough vents follow the same design principles as VENT’s standard RV10P Ridge Vent and AV20 Apron Batten, but with a larger aluminium soft edge flashing of 80mm (as opposed to the 55mm flashing on the standard vents). The longer flashing allows for a minimum of 32mm of surface contact with trough roofs up to 48mm, creating an effective weathertight seal between the vent and the roof.
The vents provided the same trusted performance of VENT's standard ridge and apron vents. Applied to the apex of the steel roof, the VENT Deep Trough Ridge Vent RV10DT creates negative pressure to draw air through the roof cavity, ensuring continuous airflow of 8,000mm² per linear metre. The VENT Deep Vent Apron Batten AB20DT likewise ensures calculated airflow of 8,000mm² per linear metre and is designed to ventilate on abutment details or be installed on a mono pitch skillion roof detail,
The new vents were a natural progression for the team at VENT. “Trough depths were exceeding 38mm, so we had to come up with a new vent that could accommodate those trough depths as they become more popular,” says James Johnston, VENT.
The recently launched deep trough vents have already been specified on projects across the country, including a number of showhomes and residential properties and a Queenstown apartment building.
Both vents are designed to be installed in conjunction with effective eaves ventilation, such as VENT’s over fascia vents and eaves vents. Designed for corrugate profiled roof claddings, the vents are compatible with a large number of existing roof claddings. For newer clip systems, VENT recommends checking the compatibility of their vents with the roofing manufacturer.
VENT is in the process of having these larger format deep trough and apron vents added to their BRANZ appraisals.