Solve Roof Drainage Issues and Improve the Performance of your HVAC Units with Elevated Unit Stands
What if we told you that you could solve roof drainage issues as well as a multitude of other facility issues with just one simple installation?
Sound too good to be true? Guess again and say hello to the beauty of elevated rooftop unit stands!
Elevated unit stands are heavily utilized in hurricane prone states such as Florida. In fact Florida Building Code requires that all rooftop equipment and supports shall be secured to the structure in compliance with the loading requirements of Chapter 16 (High-Velocity Hurricane Zones).
However these elevated unit stands have many other hidden benefits for facilities managers and building owners.
We have found that the use of rooftop elevated unit stands can reduce roof drainage issues as well as improving the overall performance of your rooftop units as compared to typical rooftop unit supports.
Typical Rooftop Unit Supports
Typically roof top units outside of hurricane zones are either set directly on the roof, on wooden supports called sleepers, or on other types of dunnage.
Using sleepers (e.g. wood blocking or concrete pavers) to support these types of mechanical units can have a negative impact on the long-term performance of the surrounding roof system. In addition, keeping units close to the roof deck by setting them on sleepers placed on the roof surface may negatively impact the performance of the units themselves.
Benefits of Elevated Rooftop Unit Stands
The installation of elevated rooftop unit stands to support roof top equipment has significant benefits both for the roof system as well as the units themselves. Along with all the cost saving benefits they are also cost effective and easy to install.
These sets of dunnage can be retrofitted into existing roof systems or they can be installed as part of a roof replacement or installation project with little to no extra cost. Start saving money while protecting your rooftop units and roof system with the installation of elevated rooftop unit stands.
Could the installation of elevated unit stands help improve drainage on your roof? Contact us today to find out.