Must-Know Tips about Roof Hatches
If you’re considering a roof hatch, there are lots to know before making a decision. Here’s some information to help you decide if you need a roof hatch for your home or building.
How Will a Roof Hatch Affect the Energy Efficiency of My Building?
The right roof hatch will have a positive effect on your energy efficiency. We use the industry’s best installation practices to ensure that your roof hatch is installed correctly. Additionally, our roof hatches are made with UV filters to ensure that only the best light reaches the interior of your building.
What’s the Size of a Roof Hatch?
If your hatch is used for personal access small or single-cover models are sufficient. However, industry standards are:
– 30 by 96 inches for service stair
– 30 by 54 inches for ship-stair
– 36 by 30 inches for ladder
Now, the hatch size will also be dependent on whether or not it is used for men’s access or equipment access. If it’s for men’s access, you need to know where the ladder is located. For ladder safety, the ladder should be extended 42 inches above the landing.
Is it a Metal Building Roof or Conventional Roof?
Another factor to consider is the type of building the roof hatch is going to be installed on. Metal roofs are different from conventional roofs. They require different sealing and equipment to properly install. You’ll need to work with a professional to ensure you’re picking out the right roof hatch based on the type of roof you have.
What Type of Roof Hatches Are Available?
Roof Hatches come in several different types. These include standard hatches, which are square or slightly rectangular and come in between 4 and 16 square feet. Stairway hatches are also rectangular and provide access through a stairway. Equipment hatches are much larger and often have double doors between 20 to 80 square feet.
Get More Information
Learn more about your roof hatch options from the Custom Curb team. We offer roof hatches of a variety of sizes. Contact us to learn more about how we can help you make the best decision.