Walk Pads Installation
A roof plays an important role in protecting a commercial building, employees, and assets from external elements. However, it is also fragile. Even a minimum of foot traffic can lead to damage and premature wear and tear.
What’s the solution to such issues? Walk pads in high foot-traffic areas of the roof.
Installing solid, stable, slip-resistant walk pads on the roof is an easy and economical way to satisfy OSHA requirements and prevent slip and fall injuries. The Walk pads are placed on top of the roof membrane, and can be removed if needed. What They Are
Walk pads are made of thermoplastic, rubber, or plastic material and provide visually designated walkways.
Walk pads for flat roofs are highly flexible, impact-resistant, and non-absorbent. They typically have a slip-resistant textured surface and come in rolls.Walk pads rest on top of the roof without penetrating the moisture barrier or causing any damage. They are commonly made of the same material as the roof coating.Features:
Keeps work crews safe; reduces workplace injuries.
Provides excellent traction - even when wet.
Can be installed easily on any flat roof.
Can be repositioned easily.
Requires no maintenance.
Commercial grade and shock absorbing.
Guaranteed to be free of manufacturing defects in material and workmanship. Where to Install Rooftop Walk Pads
Walk pads should be installed at all access points and areas exposed to repetitive foot traffic, such as hatches, access doorways, rooftop ladders, and around all rooftop equipment requiring regular maintenance such as vents, pumps, and HVAC units.Increase the Roof Longevity
Repeated foot traffic on a roof membrane can speed up wear and tear, which can lead to costly repairs as well as premature roof failure. There’s an increased possibility of the roof membrane or coating being punctured should hand tools, work boots, fasteners, access panels, or any sharp objects be dropped when a rooftop equipment is being inspected or repaired. Adding resilient puncture-resistant protection pads mitigates potential damage to the roof membrane by directing traffic to a clear demarcation route.