Unistrut Midwest offers full turn-key solutions for any rooftop walkway, access platform, or crossover stairs. In today’s Strut News, we will look at a Unistrut Roofwalk Installation for a major Tier One automotive supplier.
Unistrut was contacted by the client to look at providing a walkway from an existing roof hatch to service air handling units on the existing roof and provide access to the new EPDM roof on a recently added addition. Unistrut was able to schedule a site visit the next week and determine exactly what was needed to provide a safe walk way for the client.
Our proposed solution was to install a Unistrut Roofwalk from the roof hatch, surround each air handling unit, and provide straight walkways to the new roof. Unistrut identified the standing seam roof as a member of Unistrut’s Group A (Roofwalk Installation Guide Group A ). The Unistrut Roofwalk was ideal for this roof since we would only need to clamp to the seams using a Unistrut G811 clip and Unistrut G827B Support Plates. No penetrations through the roof were required to properly secure the walkway.
Additional Benefits of the Unistrut Roofwalk System
- The client only needed space for a single employee to change fan filter or service belts, so a 24″ Wide walkway was sufficient. Unistrut can match any project requirement for width of the walkway.
- The walkway was over 20′ from the edge of the roof in all locations, so handrail was only installed near the roof hatch.
- The roof was already 15 years old, so Unistrut used our pre-galvanized grating for the walkway. With an anticipated service life of 20 years, the roof would be replaced well before the walkway.
- Quick Installation was critical to get the system installed before the air handling units needed to be serviced. Our (2) Day install exceeded our customers expectations by a full week.
Unistrut has the product lines and expertise to identify the right product and solution for your application. Contact your Unistrut Rep today to discuss our Roofwalks or schedule a site visit Contact Unistrut