[VIDEO] What If I Need A Roof Hatch?Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Hi, I’m Tracy Switzer, President of Shelter Works, and today I’m gonna answer the question, “What if I need a roof hatch?” Roof hatches are something we do all the time at Shelter Works. Many of our clients need to be able to get something out of the building that’s…maybe large or cylindrical that they have to get it out but they don’t wanna go out through the door and they don’t wanna take apart of the building or take the roof off. So we can offer custom-made roof hatches. We, of course, built the roof and then we add a custom curve into the roof. It’s all molded and integrated as one piece carders, no scenes, no potential for leak here and the lids are like a shoe box lids. So it’s slipped over the top of the edge.
So it’s a labyrinth seal, driving rain, nothing can get in there. And yet, when you take that lid off, you have complete access to whatever is inside the enclosure that you need to get to.
Roof hatches, we can do in any size. We’ve put as many as four roof hatches in one enclosure. And if it’s gonna be accessed very frequently, we can make it hinged with like gas springs that will hold it up and lashing down. From less frequent access, we will typically just fasten the lid down from the inside with screws. And that was great for most of our clients. Here we provide a stainless steel lifting eye so that once that lid is unfastened inside, you can pick this thing off with an overhead piece of equipment, whatever equipment you’re gonna use to remove whatever is inside.
Another option is we can form the roof curb like we do with fiberglass integrated, seamless and install an aluminum or steel hatch on top, if that would specify for your job. Remember, we wanna make it right for you. This is a custom-made enclosure. Remember, it was built by Shelter Works, it was built for life.