Why a roof hatch for roof access?

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A roof hatch ensures safe access to the roof

ou 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.

Safety of a roof hatch

A roof hatch ensures safe access to the roof in the following ways:

A single-storey climb (as opposed to a fixed caged ladder on the outside of the building, spanning the entire height of the building)

Lockable (by means of a cylinder lock) to prevent unauthorized persons using it

Safety rail extends above roof level (handrail in roof hatch cover)

Cover fitted with locking system to prevent accidental closure

No ladder slippage as it is hooked onto the step of the roof hatch

The risk of falling through the hatch can be eliminated simply by closing the cover after the roof after accessing the roof

A roof hatch is an economical solution

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 useable life.

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.

Why choose a Staka roof hatch?

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:

Safety

Safety rail extends above roof level (handrail in roof hatch cover)

No ladder slippage as it is hooked onto the step of the roof hatch

All ladders and staircases are equipped with non-slip profiles and sufficient support and grip

The risk of falling through the hatch can be eliminated simply by closing the cover after the roof after accessing the roof

Economical

Savings in installation time thanks to the clever installation and anchoring options of the hook-on step for the ladder and the hanging up of the retractable ladder

Durable

Staka TopAccess: The best insulated roof hatch on the market

Roof hatches made of durable and 100% recyclable material: stainless steel

Quality

More than fifty years’ experience

Ten-year guarantee

TÜV certified

Why a roof hatch for roof access?

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