Engineers and maintenance workers will need access to your rooftop business premises at some point. Are you prepared?
You, as a business owner have a responsibility to ensure that everyone working on your site is safe from falls and trips, especially when they are working at heights. This can be done easily with simple additions like a perimeter-freestanding roof safety rail. But what about accessing plants such as air conditioner units?
There are many ways to make sure that plant is safe and easy to access for engineers to do maintenance and repairs.
Avoiding damage to the units will decrease the time spent looking at and fixing any problems on a roof. This is best done by keeping all plants out of reach of anyone who might be able to access the roof.
Units can often be found in difficult-to-reach places, especially on multi-level roofs. Maintenance workers will need to be able to navigate the roof’s ups and downs to reach the unit.
A vertical ladder may be sufficient if the plant is on a tall structure. An up and over a ladder is sufficient for most rooftop access. It will allow engineers to reach difficult-to-reach areas more safely.
A mechanical plant platform is an excellent idea for roofs with multiple levels or plants that are placed in difficult-to-reach areas.
An engineer can access any type of plant from a platform without needing to climb over obstacles or reach unneeded heights.
It can increase accessibility and reduce the need to bend at awkward angles to repair or maintain units. A raised plant stand like the ones in our titanium range will provide stability and improve accessibility to all parts of the unit.
Roof safety doesn’t mean securing plants in place. You also need to consider how the engineer will travel across the roof and to any other places or plants he might need.
Cable experts improve safety by raising cables to an easily-spotted height. They prevent cables from sitting in water on flat roofs and potentially damaging them.
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If you are unsure what steps to take to make your roof safe for engineers, we can help.
Is a concrete commercial roof worth considering?
You now have a good idea of how to prevent water from leaking from concrete roofs. Here is the next question. Is it worth considering a concrete roof for your commercial property if you are still undecided?
Here are some cons to a concrete roof.
Extremely Durable This is the best material for your commercial roof. It isn’t just for roofing. It can be used to build bridges, sewers, and dams.
Weather-Resistant A concrete flat roof can withstand strong winds and heavy storms. Concrete roofing is a good option if you live in harsh environments.
Fire Resistant Concrete is a non-combustible substance that can resist fire. This is a huge advantage for large buildings.
Quick and Easy Cleaning -If you need to remove stains, dirt, molds, and other debris from your roof, this would not be an issue. You can remove them easily with a pressure washer without causing damage to the roof.
Lasting Life – Concrete roofs can last between 40 and 50 years if they are properly installed and made with high-quality materials.
Affordable – With all its benefits, it is less expensive than other commercial roofing systems.
Concrete roofing is expensive, just like any other commercial roofing. A reputable roofing contractor will help you maximize your time and save you money. Proper roofing installation is crucial to extend the life of your roof. Regular maintenance is also important.
Water leakage can be fixed. Before you start to repair your roof, consult professionals.