Can a Simple Rooftop Support Be “Engineered”?

Can a Simple Rooftop Support Be “Engineered”?   Rooftop supports for pipes and HVAC equipment come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and, of course, prices.  Some feature a base made of recycled rubber and a metal top for supporting pipes or struts.  Some are simple one-piece units composed of molded plastic, some are [...]

By |2019-01-07T18:33:14+00:00January 3rd, 2019|Engineering, HVAC, Knuckleheads, Nylon, Roofing Materials, Support|Comments Off on Can a Simple Rooftop Support Be “Engineered”?

Rooftop Supports: What Do Adhesive/Sealants Bring to the Party?

Rooftop Supports: What Do Adhesive/Sealants Bring to the Party?   Many, if not most, rooftop supports are loose laid. This makes for easy installation of pipelines, air conditioning units, conduit and other rooftop equipment, but loose laid supports present a potential for problems down the road. Over time, equipment vibration and wind gusts can cause [...]

By |2018-10-25T19:35:19+00:00October 19th, 2018|HVAC, Knuckleheads, Roofing Materials|Comments Off on Rooftop Supports: What Do Adhesive/Sealants Bring to the Party?

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