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

GREEN LINK Engineering Introduces KnuckleKlips For Securing Pipes on Rooftop Struts

Kalamazoo, MI (September 7, 2017) - Green Link Engineering has introduced custom-engineered, molded clips for securing pipes on rooftop channel as part of its KnuckleHead Strut Support system. Molded from tough, weatherproof urethane tinted “safety yellow,” KnuckleKlips secure pipes set across strut channel. The KnuckleKlip is designed to slide along the channel track and then [...]

By | 2017-10-06T15:20:39+00:00 October 6th, 2017|News|Comments Off on GREEN LINK Engineering Introduces KnuckleKlips For Securing Pipes on Rooftop Struts

Attachment and Wind Uplift

Failure to plan for wind uplift on rooftop equipment can lead to significant roof damage or even catastrophic failure.  High winds can impact solar installations as well as pipelines, especially when loaded on extensions. Mechanical Fastening The KnuckleHead System can be loose laid, but where wind uplift is a factor, it is recommended that KnuckleHeads [...]

By | 2017-10-04T14:53:20+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Knuckleheads, Support, Wind Uplift|Comments Off on Attachment and Wind Uplift

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