Monday, November 24, 2008

Update on the roof hatch

Well, last week we finally said goodbye to our old plywood roof hatch. Our beautiful new hatch arrived last Monday and it took a total of about 20 minutes to install with some weatherstripping, silicone, and a few screws. The fit was perfect. It lets a ton of light into the space (not that it really needed it) and with the hydraulic arms, it opens very smoothly. I feel pretty confident about the insulation value due to the overlapped connection and the double insulated dome. I like the fact that it's not frosted, so on clear days and nights you can look up and see the sky. See previous post for full description of the hatch.


4 comments:

Chad said...

Love the deck!

Corb said...

I was looking for the plans to see how you enter the roof, but I couldn't find them? Do you walk up a ladder, through the roof hatch, and right onto the wood deck or do you walk on the green roof? I'm liking the deck though! Is it safe for anyone to walk up there? I am guessing it's not like walking up another flight of stairs to get up to the roof?

Southern Liberties, LLC said...

There is a steep ship ladder that's located in the 3rd floor den that brings you up through the roof hatch. See the post from Wed, May 7th for the plans that show the location of the ladder. You do not walk on this type of green roof. It it safe to get up there and we are in the process of installing a steel cabled rail on the deck so it will be safe for everyone while you're up there. Thanks for the comment.

info said...

Nice idea but very unsafe hatch should have sum type of guard rail around it so no one can fall in the opening. There are OSHA required hatch rails. rooftopaccessories.com bilco.com just to name two.