Keeping high rises looking pristine takes a lot of work. For example, exterior window cleaning is a huge investment and a dangerous part of the upkeep. However, it’s necessary to preserve the beautiful glow of your building, impress clients, and maintain brand image. In short: it’s worth it.
Proper window cleaning requires the installation of certified roof anchors for the washers to suspend themselves from. To get high rise roof anchors installed, follow these steps:
1) Select a Highly-Regarded Company
We recommend paying a certified company for high rise roof anchor installation. Due to the strict OSHA regulations for suspension equipment, it is best to have an expert provide the service to ensure everyone’s safety.
2) Determine How Many You Need
The required number of roof anchors depends on the designated activity, the height of the building, and other factors. For example, a window-washing suspension system requires 2 anchors; one for the weight of the washer and the other for fall arrest equipment.
3) Follow the User Manual
Once you have chosen a particular model of roof anchor, it is time to install it. Each roof anchor will come with a set of instructions as well as warnings. Be sure to read the manual thoroughly and follow the steps precisely.
While each anchor is different, we recommend the following:
- Inspect the device to ensure there are no deformities.
- Inspect all parts of the roof. Can it support the required weight of 5,000 pounds per anchor?
- Ensure all necessary pieces are accounted for.
Once you complete all of these precautions, you will be ready for the installation process. It is usually just a matter of fastening plates with screws. However, this is not a job for the inexperienced or unprofessional.
4) Get an Inspection
Inspections are a safety measure for the window washing as well as those on the streets below. Whether the roof anchor installation is done in-house or by another company, it is required, by law, to be inspected before use. Plus, annual inspections must be conducted by a third party to stay in compliance with OSHA regulations.
The process for roof anchor installation is quite simple. However, there are built-in safety precautions at each step. Make sure you familiarize yourself with the entire process and hire a high-quality and experienced company to assist!