As a commercial building owner, you have learned over the years about the different roofing products that provide accessibility to rooftop maintenance or support other heavy equipment. You may have even heard of the term “roof curb” before, but its functionality and how to properly install it might not be clear to you. Though often overlooked, this metal building accessory plays an important role in optimizing your metal building. As one of the top roof curb manufacturers in the area, we have put together a list of frequently asked questions to hopefully help you better understand the importance of this type of roofing product.
Frequently Asked Questions About Roof Curbs?
Let’s get back to basics and look into what roof curbs are. Designed as raised metal frames, roof curbs allow for safe structures mounting to your roof. When installed properly, roof curbs create a secure and level platform for mechanical equipment like HVAC systems or exhaust fans. Did you know that roof curbs can also be clad with flashings? This is to help prevent unwanted water damage from seeping into your roof’s membrane.
What are Roof Curbs Made Of?
At Design Components, Inc., we offer roof curbs fabricated in the following three metals:
- Galvalume – 18- and 14-gauge sheet steel coated with a 55% aluminum and zinc alloy.
- Galvanized Steel – 18- and 14-gauge steel coated with zinc
- Aluminum – .080- and .063-inch-thick aluminum sheets.
What Are the Things to Consider When Choosing Roof Curbs for My Building?
We cannot stress enough how important it is to have weather-tight roof curbs for your building as they help keep it from being exposed to weather elements like strong winds or rainstorms. At Design Components, we use standard 1.5-inch thick, 3-pound density fiberglass insulation with continuously welded seams for our rooftop curbs. In addition, we also integrate fully-welded crickets into our roof curbs as they help divert water around the curb and prevent moisture from building up.
Roof Panel – Rooftop panels vary in profile styles and rib height requirements, depends on the manufacturer. Therefore, it is important to find out this information before installing your roof curbs to make sure that the curbs are compatible with what you have already had. Understanding that each building has its individual needs, we offer customized roof curbs that meet your specifications. We also custom paint our rooftop cubs to match your roof if needed.
What are Other Metal Accessories that Go with Roof Curbs?
Typically, a commercial building has a combination of the following metal accessories: hatches, skylights, vents, exhaust fans, and condensers. Make sure to consult with the manufacturer(s) to find the products that best suit your needs and ask for customization if it is necessary for your situation.
Design Components – One of the Best Roof Curb Manufacturers in the Market
Finding the best roof curbs for your metal building does not have to be complicated. At Design Components, we pride ourselves on providing our customers with the best quality products. Whether you have new construction or need specialty adapter curbs for retrofitting existing units, rest assured that our team of experts will have the best solution for your situation.