The Dead Zone: When rooftop supports aren’t specified

Because rooftop supports aren’t typically specified, they are often improvised. A well-constructed commercial or industrial building must meet a host of specifications. The roof is no exception, and neither is rooftop mounted equipment, including pipes, conduit, HVAC/R units, solar arrays, etc. Yet between such equipment and the roof membrane is an area—an interface—where there is [...]

By | 2018-07-30T18:06:27+00:00 July 30th, 2018|HVAC, Knuckleheads, Roofing Materials|Comments Off on The Dead Zone: When rooftop supports aren’t specified

Securing Rooftop Supports

There is a wide range of rooftop supports available on the market.  A variety of products are designed to accommodate pipes, struts, pavers, and related equipment of all sizes.  Some of these are designed to be loose laid, which for many installations such as electrical conduit or pipelines is acceptable.  Loose laid supports offer the advantage [...]

By | 2017-08-18T17:40:50+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Knuckleheads, Roofing Materials, Support|Comments Off on Securing Rooftop Supports

Preventing Pipe and Duct Sag

It is not unusual for a contractor or building owner to climb up on a commercial roof and encounter sagging pipes and ducts.  The causes vary.  In some cases, the supports have deteriorated due to weather.  Wood sleepers are probably the most common type of support failure.  Over time, weather cycles will eventually cause the [...]

By | 2017-08-11T19:37:20+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Knuckleheads, Roofing Materials, Support|Comments Off on Preventing Pipe and Duct Sag