installing a commercial roof hatchIt’s in your best interest to make sure that your commercial property has the right roof hatch installed. Not only will it provide safe and convenient access to areas on your roof, but you will also be able to utilize it to allow for proper venting while protecting the rest of your interior space from Mother Nature.

This is definitely not a component you can afford to get wrong. The wrong roof hatch is going to cause you a world of problems, not to mention cost you potentially thousands of dollars, not only in construction repairs but in the labor and time spent with your commercial venture(s) shut down.

To better help you find the right roof hatch, we’ve put together this quick guide. Use all of the information below to help you make the right decision and you won’t have anything to worry about.

Determine how this roof hatch is going to be most frequently used. If you are investing in a roof hatch that is mainly going to provide access to rooftop areas, you will want to move forward with a rather small, simple, and straightforward piece of equipment.

If, on the other hand, you are also going to want to provide entry/exit space for large pieces of equipment, product, or other components, you will certainly need to make sure that you are investing in a much larger (and oftentimes more complex) roof hatch solution.

Analyze your roof to find the best location. Not all roof hatch solutions can be installed on an incline, and even those that can be installed on a traditionally pitched roof are going to require a little bit of extra work and a considerably larger budget.

Before you go about selecting one of these specialty roof hatch products you will want to be sure that you have combed the whole surface area of your roof to independently verify that there aren’t any other spaces that a more traditional roof hatch could be installed on.

Should go with a new or retrofit solution? There is a world of difference between roof hatch products that are made today and those that were made even just 15 or 20 years ago.

Brand new roof hatch products are going to offer you the very best performance right out of the box, whereas retrofit components are going to cost a whole lot less.

It’s really up to you to determine how to move forward with a particular type of roof hatch. Hopefully this gets the wheels turning. If you have any additional questions, don’t hesitate to call the experts at Pacific West Roofing today!


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