Having fast, easy and safe access to a roof is important in many settings. Homes with flat roofs, for example, may require routine maintenance on a more regular basis to prevent a buildup of leaves and other debris that may be hazardous to fire. In commercial and industrial settings, roofs often serve as storage areas for heavy equipment, such as HVAC components. Gaining access to the roof via a ladder or other temporary measure, however, can be dangerous. Roof access hatches provide a permanent alternative that is safer, more convenient and permanent.
Roof access hatches are uniquely designed insets that are meant to be installed to provide easy pass-through from a roof area to a room below and vice versa. Also called floor doors, this permanent access solution is the most suitable product for access needs for these reasons and more:
•The enhanced safety provided – outside ladder structures placed against a home or commercial building’s wall to gain access to the roof are simply unsafe. When a roof access hatch is used instead, entry onto the roof is provided from a building’s uppermost level. The ladder or climbing mechanism used in conjunction with a hatch is safely secured inside the building. This eliminates a high climb and enhances safety in the process.
•The convenience delivered – when access to a roof is needed on a regular basis, roof access hatches that are already in place simply lend convenience to the prospect. Since hatches are available in a variety of sizes, it is also possible to use this type of access device to help transform a flat roof into a recreational area.
Homeowners with flat roofs, for example, may choose to transform this space into an outdoor sitting area. Roof access hatches provide a great way to make gaining entry to this location convenient.
•The low-maintenance requirements – Aluminum roof access hatches are designed to provide watertight barriers between the roof and the structure below. This eliminates concerns about leaks and damaging a roof’s integrity. What’s more, this material is known to be rust resistant and requires only a little bit of care to maintain its appearance.
Roof access hatches provide a permanent solution for access that is safe, convenient and practical. When gaining entry onto a roof on a routine basis is necessary, this special structure is the best product to meet the requirement.