When it comes to building structures for agricultural purposes, such as barns or sheds, ventilation is crucial to the health and wellbeing of the livestock housed within. Poor ventilation can lead to respiratory problems, increased humidity levels, and even death in extreme cases. This is where Fibre Cement Open Protected Ridge Systems come into play.
Fibre Cement Open Protected Ridge Systems are designed to maximise the ventilation going into and out of a structure. They consist of two ridge upstands, weatherboards, and galvanised metal straps (brackets) that are fixed into the structures' support purlins. The ridge upstands are available in all standard colours to match the colour of your roof.
The most common use for a Fibre Cement Open Protected Ridge System is on an agricultural structure, especially with livestock such as cows. The system provides excellent ventilation to prevent respiratory problems and reduce the temperature and humidity levels in the structure. Livestock that are housed in buildings with adequate ventilation tend to have better health, produce more milk, and show better growth rates.
Briarwood supplies all parts to make the system except the galvanised metal straps because these are manufactured according to the gap between the roofs apex. The ridge upstands should be fixed into the structures support purlins, with the metal straps being fixed at least 50mm from the top of the ridge upstand and fixed in place at 750mm (max) intervals. The metal straps should incline by a minimum of 5°, with the weatherboard fixed on top to form a protective cover.
In summary, Fibre Cement Open Protected Ridge Systems are an essential component of agricultural structures. They are designed to maximise ventilation and protect livestock from extreme weather conditions. Poor ventilation can lead to respiratory problems, increased humidity levels, and even death in extreme cases. Therefore, it is important to invest in a reliable ventilation system to ensure the health and wellbeing of your livestock. Briarwood offers a comprehensive range of Fibre Cement Open Protected Ridge Systems to suit your needs, so be sure to contact them for more information.