When you’re done reading this article about the benefits of roof walkway systems in commercial buildings, you’ll understand why we care so much about height safety.
What Is A Roof Walk?
Before we tell you how a roof walkway can help your business, let’s explain what it is and what it is made of. In short, a roof walkway is a structure that helps people get from point A to point B on a roof safely. This includes, but is not limited to, plants and equipment on the roof, AC units, gutters, and everything in between.
A roof walkway system gives people easy access to areas that would be hard to get to otherwise. It also keeps people from slipping, tripping, and falling. It also makes it possible to store infrastructure and tools safely out of the way.
It also keeps your roof from getting damaged when people walk on it, which stops water leaks.
What Are The Three Benefits Of Roof Walkways For Businesses?
- They Keep Your Staff Safe
Any good business or property owner knows that they couldn’t do what they do without their workers. You also know that roofs aren’t the safest places to walk on and that extra care must be taken. Your workers can fall off the roof, trip over wires, fall through weak spots or skylights, and do other dangerous things.
Accidents do happen, that’s just the way it is. But they happen much more often when the right steps aren’t taken. Installing a roof walkway can help you avoid expensive lawsuits, higher insurance rates, and hurting or killing your workers. Experts can do audits and inspections of height safety to help you figure out where roof walkways and other height safety equipment are needed to protect your employees and contractors.
- They Keep Your Roof Safe
Not only do your employees need to be safe, but so does your roof. We’ve already said that roofs aren’t the safest places to walk because they weren’t made to be walked on or over. This means that walking on roofs can cause damage, and you risk having your roof:
- Losing its waterproofing properties
- Not letting enough air out (this applies to both hot and cold air)
- Not keeping warm enough
- Damage to the building’s structure
- They Are Easy To Take Care Of.
In line with what was said above, keeping your roof in good shape is a big part of keeping it safe. With a roof walkway system in place, it is much easier and much safer to take care of your roof. Maintenance tasks like surveying, inspecting, and cleaning the roof and any infrastructure up there, like skylights, solar panels, or HVAC systems, can become easy. Talk to our team today about walkways and platforms that make it easy to do maintenance on cooling towers.
One Last Thing
It’s easy to see why roof walkways are thought to be important for businesses. We hope that this article has shown you why these systems are important. You shouldn’t have to be told how important it is to protect your investment and your workers.