You can choose a roof hatch as a roof access point if you are looking for a safe, economical, and easy way of accessing a flat roof.
The main advantage of a roof hatch is that the climb onto the roof is only one storey high. You simply use the existing stairwell inside the building to get to the top floor, after which you only have to bridge one storey by climbing the ladder up to the roof hatch.
If you climb up the whole of the outside of the building using a ladder, you will have a much longer climb – over multiple storeys – and therefore a much greater safety risk.
A roof hatch ensures safe access to the roof in the following ways:
A high-quality roof hatch made of stainless steel ensures that you can make good use of your roof hatch for many years to come. Stainless steel is a very durable material, and by making the roof hatch from stainless steel you are assured of a long lifespan.
An even more important advantage of a roof hatch is the fact that the building owner or user can perform roof inspections or maintenance work on the roof or roof installations themselves – or have such work performed by third parties – with ease. The investment in the roof hatch is a one-off investment and ensures that you will not need to incur any additional costs in the future for aerial work platforms (AWPs) or scaffolding in order to be able to perform maintenance work on your roof or the roof installations.
An alternative way of accessing the roof is by means of a fixed caged ladder on the outer facade of the building. In addition to the fact that the costs of a fixed caged ladder are comparable to those of a roof hatch, a fixed caged ladder also has a negative impact on the look of a building and is an extra temptation for burglars.
Staka has long-standing working relationships with construction and roofing companies. Why do they favour Staka roof hatches?
Opting for a Staka roof hatch is a decision made on the basis of safety, durability, and quality, and Staka also offers cost-effective and time-saving solutions through its roof hatches and access points.
In short, the advantages of a Staka roof hatch are as follows:
Staircase is neatly stored away | Quick access to roof hatch | TÜV certified
Safely hooked onto the hatch | With SafeStepSystem | TÜV certified
Daylight entry | Spacious roof access
Insulation value of U = 0.21 W/m2K. | Thermally enhanced | TÜV certified