Rooftop access and supports are independent devices that are used for holding up support systems and pieces of machinery like pipes, ducting, work platforms, and HVAC equipment on the roofs of commercial buildings. They might have options for pivot and height adjustment.
Most of the rooftop supports are made of plastic bases that are attached to one or more metal legs with cross-member supporting legs. Their basic material is HDPE or high-density polypropylene with UV protection. The bases are connected with nuts and washers while the legs and bracing are made up of stainless steel or galvanised carbon steel.
Uplift bars are advised for withstanding seismic activity or strong winds. Rooftop support platforms can be used with sloped or flat roofs, but they need proper space for even distribution of weight.
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Types of Rooftop Support
There are different types of roof-top supports like
- Pipe supports – for supporting pipes and piping systems on the rooftop.
- Duct supports – for supporting ductwork used for heating, HVAC systems, and ventilation.
- Cable tray supports – similar to the above two but has an added vertical support that looks like a ladder.
- Equipment supports – supports air handling units, exhaust fans, and blowers.
- Solar panel supports – joins vertical and horizontal elements to build a structure for sustaining the weight of photovoltaic panels.
What are Rooftop Platforms?
Workers working on the rooftop have multiple risks that do not only involve falling over the edge. There are other obstacles as well like pipes, air ducts, interior parapets, and skylights that are hazardous for the workers.
Rooftop platforms are a combination of platforms and ladders that allow access safely over walls, pipes, ductwork, and other obstacles on the roof. They provide safe access solutions while making daily operations more efficient.
Benefits of Rooftop Platforms
Easy Access for Maintenance
Any machine installed and mounted on the rooftop needs proper maintenance. This is challenging for rooftop-mounted machinery. Technicians need accessibility for performing maintenance jobs like cleaning, repairing, and other tasks to ensure the machinery remains operational. A customized rooftop maintenance platform allows the workers to have safe and easy access to rooftop equipment whenever any kind of service is needed.
Rooftop platforms are made of sturdy aluminium with a handrail system that provides safe access for workers and technicians. They are also suitable for multiple interior and exterior platform applications. These mechanical platforms are designed and installed with completely safe access solutions like stairs, access ladders, walkways, and handrails ensuring a sturdy and strong structure along with a safe workplace.
A rooftop platform and access solution can be a valuable investment for the longevity of your roof and the safety of the workers. Get your roof covered with the best engineered proprietary solutions specific to your project needs.