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Types & Uses of Rooftop Supports

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Rooftop supports, sometimes known as mechanical supports, are designed to provide a stable and secure base for pipework and other mechanical equipment on flat or low-sloped roofs that cannot be penetrated. A range of different supports is available for different applications.

Rooftop supports are typically made of steel, aluminium, or other durable materials and are designed to withstand exposure to the elements and heavy loads. They also usually have rubber or polyurethane pads to prevent damage to the roof and avoid water infiltration.

They are used in a variety of applications such as supporting pipework, air conditioning units and heat pumps. They give stability to anything installed on a non-penetrable roof in a cost-effective and efficient manner.

The different types of rooftop support

Adjustable roof supports can be adjusted to accommodate different roof pitches and slopes. They typically consist of a base plate, an adjustable support leg, and a pipe clamp.

Roof curbs are prefabricated structures that are installed on the roof and provide a stable base for equipment. They can be used for HVAC units, roof-top equipment, and other mechanical systems.

Roof stands are freestanding supports that can be placed on the roof without the need for penetration. They can be used for a variety of equipment such as air conditioning units, generators, and rooftop solar panels.

Why are they used?

One of the main reasons for using rooftop supports is to protect the roofing material. Non-penetrable roofs, such as those made of single-ply membrane or metal, cannot be penetrated without causing damage. Supports allow equipment to be installed on the roof without damaging the roofing material, preserving the integrity of the roof.

Rooftop supports can help to reduce vibrations and noise, which can have a negative impact on the efficiency of pipework and air conditioning systems. They can also be designed to be adjustable, which allows for easy maintenance and future adjustments to the equipment without the need to replace the whole support.

Overall, rooftop mechanical supports provide a safe, efficient, and cost-effective way to install and support equipment on non-penetrable roofs.

Choose Stourflex for rooftop supports

At Stourflex, we combine outstanding, customer-led service with high-quality products that stand the test of time. As the leaders in our industry, we only ever suggest the optimal solution for any bespoke project. We take time to understand your particular needs and then deliver the perfect solution.

Our experienced and friendly team are always ready to answer any questions you may have. Don’t leave anything to chance, contact our support team today to find the optimal solution for your needs.