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Hidden Roof Rail Base Plates Give Fresh Look to Rooftop Patio Pathway

The use of the rooftop has become a hot new trend in the commercial and residential world. From restaurants and bars to apartment buildings and condos, making the roof an accessible space to relax and have some fun. But not all rooftops are just free to add such a space. 

Many rooftops that weren’t originally designed for full rooftop access cannot be drilled into as it will void the warranty on the roof, opening things up for leaks to occur into the building. It’s why builders and contractors have to find non-penetrating roof products for any work being done on the roof. That includes both full-time fixtures and temporary work areas. And that’s exactly the issue a recent customer ran into when finishing a private patio on the rooftop of their condo building. 

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The condo wanted to add a green roof alongside their patio to really freshen up the rooftop experience and bring it to life. But to do so, they had to figure out a way to install a safe and secure, non-penetrating pathway from door-to-patio to keep its residents safe and off the greenery. That is when they contacted Ideal Shield to create exactly what they needed. 

Going with the Aluminum Handrailing, powder-coated in black for a sleek but clean look, with infill panels included, the handrail gives off that sophisticated look for visitors. It was also designed to meet local fire codes and included swinging gates for workers to be able to access HVAC equipment and to care for the plants. But it was the addition of the fall protection base plates that really set this project apart.

Ideal Shield's Aluminum Handrail with Roof Fall Protection Base Plates used for rooftop patio pathway

Close up of Ideal Shield’s Roof Fall Protection Base Plates used for rooftop patio pathway

Ideal Shield's Aluminum Handrail with Roof Fall Protection Base Plates used for rooftop patio pathway

Close up of Ideal Shield’s Roof Fall Protection Base Plates going under the flower beds

Ideal Shield's Aluminum Handrail with Roof Fall Protection Base Plates used for rooftop patio pathway

Ideal Shield’s Aluminum Handrail with Roof Fall Protection Base Plates and swinging gate

Ideal Shield’s 100 lbs. standard Roof Fall Protection base plates are non-penetrating for rooftop necessity but are also a slim yet sturdy installation option that came in handy for this project. The green roof garden boxes were placed perfectly over the base plates to hide them from plain sight, keeping that fresh look that the project manager had in mind. 

And it came out looking absolutely fantastic if I do say so myself. 

Ideal Shield's Aluminum Handrail with Roof Fall Protection Base Plates used for rooftop patio pathway

Ideal Shield’s Aluminum Handrail with Roof Fall Protection Base Plates used for rooftop patio pathway

Ideal Shield's Aluminum Handrail with Roof Fall Protection Base Plates used for rooftop patio pathway

Ideal Shield’s Aluminum Handrail with Roof Fall Protection Base Plates used for rooftop patio pathway

Ideal Shield's Aluminum Handrail with Roof Fall Protection Base Plates used for rooftop patio pathway

Ideal Shield’s Aluminum Handrail with swinging gate

Ideal Shield's Aluminum Handrail with Roof Fall Protection Base Plates used for rooftop patio pathway

Ideal Shield’s Aluminum Handrail with Roof Fall Protection Base Plates used for rooftop patio pathway

Ideal Shield offers a wide array of handrailing options for all types of applications. Whether you’re looking to add a beautiful, non-penetrating roof safety rail to your residential community, Steel Pipe & Plastic safety railing to your warehouse, or Aluminum grab rail down your stadium’s steps, contact our knowledgeable sales team today to see what we can do for you.