The roof is often the most efficient location for certain equipment and allows the building to hide it from pedestrian view. This equipment must be carefully sealed into the roofing system to be watertight. Improper installation and poor maintenance of the roof around the equipment can lead to issues in the future. Have a professional and certified have this done for you. At FlatRoofReplacement.ca we have the capacity to install and seal a wide range of roof-top equipment:
- HVAC Units
- Solar Vents
- Solar panel base
- Packaged units
- Secured piping
- Service walkways
- Exhaust fans
- Duct supports
- Equipment platforms
- Equipment flags
- Communication equipment
Most roof-top equipment installations depend on the roof surrounding it to be airtight for optimal efficiency. Proper installation is essential. The installations must also be level and any discharge from the equipment must be able to exit unobstructed and not result in pooling.
Most rooftop equipment installations depend on the roof surrounding it to be airtight for optimal efficiency. Proper installation is essential. The installations must also be level and not obstruct the path of flowing water off the roof and into drains.
Before proceeding with a roof-top equipment installation there are some important things to consider. This will help to determine which type of support is best suited for your roof and equipment:
- Budgetary constraints
- Anticipated load capacity
- Project requirements (wind/seismic loading)
- Designer or installer preferences
- Site constraints of limitations
- Roof age
The actual equipment itself can have an adverse effect on your roofs performance. Just like a roof, the rooftop equipment will need proper maintenance as well. Damage can result from the lack of proper care and precaution during servicing of the equipment. Dropped tools, access panels and doors can puncture the roof, and the damage can remain undetected until a serious resulting leak occurs. Depending on the roofs materials the roof can also be ruined by the careless spilling of lubricating oils, and other chemicals incompatible with the membrane. Even prolonged foot traffic resulting from regular servicing can have harmful consequences.
We have been called to many roofs to find that a leak was caused by the faulty waterproofing performance of roof top equipment. These problems can be avoided or eliminated preemptively by careful design, initial quality installation and ongoing maintenance of the rooftop equipment and the flat roof itself. Maintaining both of these requirements will result in your rooftop equipment performing efficiently and a long roof life.
Contact us today for a free flat roofing estimate. Call 416-855-0549.