Most of us don’t give rooftop HVAC units much thought until they malfunction or require maintenance. What are the maintenance challenges presented by rooftop HVAC systems and how can Unistrut solve typical problems facing today's HVAC contractor?
Placing HVAC units too close to the roof's surface can decrease system efficiency and lead to premature failure of critical components. Remember, HVAC systems rely on a steady and constant flow of cool air for maximum efficiency and lower operating temperatures. Elevating the system with dunnage supports not only provides adequate airflow; it also protects internal components from corrosion due to prolonged exposure to standing water as well as snow and ice during winter months. Some HVAC contractors rely on wooden sleepers and concrete pavers for elevation, but this approach often interferes with proper drainage, creating standing water that can cause premature roof wear
Using a combination of Unistrut channel, fittings, and rubber mounting bases, we can achieve custom lengths, widths, and heights to meet your specific rooftop dunnage requirements as shown in the pictures below:
The threaded rod feature of this dunnage support allows for easy adjustments to the HVAC unit's elevation.[/caption]The HVAC dunnage systems shown in the pictures above are compatible with all roofing materials, and our rooftop support systems work equally well on new and retrofit applications
This rooftop walkway also includes a
A portable guardrail system creates safe, OSHA compliant access to this rooftop HVAC unit.[/caption]Whether you are an HVAC contractor requiring dunnage supports, a rooftop walkway, or individual guardrail sections and bases, Unistrut Service Company has the proper mix of solutions to protect your client's roof, ensure OSHA compliance, and safeguard your repair technicians. To learn more about our rooftop solutions, contact Unistrut Service Company for further assistance