Condensing unit supports are sturdy platforms that are often installed on rooftops. Not only do they provide a foundation for your condenser air units but they also allow airflow underneath the units. Like any other equipment, condensing unit supports need regular maintenance. Lack of proper upkeep will negatively impact your condenser air units. To help you avoid this incident, we will share with you the signs of your roof curbs failing and things to look for when installing them on a new build.
Signs of Your Condensing Unit Platforms Needing Replacement
The first failing sign to look for is sagging,. If your condensing unit is sagging, it means that the support platform is no longer doing its job. Negligence on this issue will result in ponding water and leaks, which may lead to costly repairs. Another sign to watch out for is air leakage. This happens due to the misalignment between the curb and the equipment, which gradually deteriorates the condenser unit. Overall, we highly recommend you to check on your roof curbs at least twice a year to ensure that everything functions properly.
Things to Look for When Installing Condensing Unit Supports
First of all, pay attention to the material of your roof curb. At Design Components, we use steel or aluminum to build our condensing unit supports as they are durable and resistant to different weather conditions. Try to avoid lumber at all costs since it deteriorates quickly when exposed to sunlight and moisture. Though inexpensive, lumber is not sturdy enough to withstand strong winds and snowstorms, which will put the safety of your condenser unit at risk.
Next, check for the weight capacity of your rooftop. This will help determine the number of condenser platforms to be installed and also the distance at which they should be spaced out. Without thorough calculation, there will be serious damage to your rooftop, including water leakage, mold, and roof sagging. These issues will directly compromise the quality of your condensing unit.
It is also important that you follow the manufacturer’s guidelines. Failure to follow the guidelines may result in your warranty being voided. If possible, have a professional install the support system or reach out to your manufacturer and ask if they offer installation service. Be sure to disclose all the information about your rooftop and the weather conditions in your area as these factors would affect how the condenser platforms are installed.
Design Components – Inc. – Your Trusted Roof Curb Manufacturer
At Design Components, we cannot stress enough the importance of roof curbs. Our condensing unit support system features a 20-year manufacturers’ warranty and is made from 18-gage & 14-gage Galvalume or galvanized steel and 0.80 & 0.63 aluminum. We use S-5!® Clamps for attachment to the SSR panels and our roof curbs are pitched corrected for sloped roofs. We also offer different paint color options to match your roof. Let us help you elevate your condenser unit with a proper support system at an affordable price today.
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