To save your space and also to hide the view of your equipment, your roof can be considered the most efficient location for installation. However, your equipment must be sealed carefully into your roofing system to remain watertight. Improper installation as well as poor maintenance of your roof around your equipment may end up creating many issues later in the future. You must take the help of any certified professional to install it for you.
Con-form Group is one of the Australian companies that can help you to make for you a suitable lightweight mechanical platform and also offer you a roof access solution.
Besides that, Con-form can also offer roof plant powder-coated screens so that you can match your equipment so that you can match with any colour scheme or conceal any of your unsightly plant machinery having prominent clean lines on the Screen Wall.
Pros and cons of installing equipment on the rooftop
1. Lower maintenance needs
If you prefer to install, say your HVAC system then it can offer you the following benefits:
- Protect against the ground’s weather elements
- No leaves can block airflow
- Protect against damage due to debris
- Prevent any accidental damage from vehicles or vandalism
2. Reduces any chances of breaking down
By installing your HVAC system on the roof, your system will not need to work as hard and that will reduce breakdowns. If any preventive maintenance is needed then the technician can conveniently do it without any obstructions.
3. Reduces theft or vandalism risk
As mentioned before by installing your HVAC unit, generator, or solar panels on your roof, you prevent any theft or vandalism and keep all your equipment much safer than before.
4. Saves energy
Your solar panel can access sunlight much better if you prefer to install it on your roof rather than on the ground. Rooftop HVAC units will always have a much higher energy efficiency rating as compared to any ground units, and you can lower your utility bills.
5. Saves space
Anything that you store on your roof can help you to save more space whether it is your cables, pipes, HVAC units, or generators, HVAC units. You can utilize that extra space for many other purposes.
1. Risk of trips and falls
If your piping and cables are stored on your roof, then at times it may be too difficult for you to access them if you ever need them. This could also lead to certain accidental falls or injuries.
2. Fire hazard
By storing your electrical cables on the roof, you are exposing them to the outside weather of the roof and as a result, heat may expose the casing and eventually the wires. There is a chance that due to lightning may cause a fire.
3. More weight can cause damage
Adding too much weight by keeping heavy equipment, you are risking the construction structure. So, you need to restrict the amount of equipment on the roof.
However, if you select a proper rooftop support system then it can go a long way to protect both your equipment as well as your roof.