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Parapet Mounted Guardrail

Roof Parapet Railing Systems

A Cost-Effective Way to Provide Rooftop Perimeter Fall Protection

Some rooftop configurations include parapet barriers along their perimeter. In these cases, mounting FlexGuard Parapet railing directly to the parapet is a cost-effective way of implementing perimeter rooftop fall protection, while avoiding penetration of the roof membrane. In addition, thanks to the versatile and modular design of our parapet guardrail, systems are able to be uniquely designed for any needed application.

FlexGuard Parapet Railing uprights are directly screwed to the rooftop parapet eliminating the need or any on-site welding making assembly and installation a straightforward and simple procedure. Depending on the height of the parapet, uprights may have one or two rails. The railing system's components can also be powder coated in their entirety to any RAL color allowing the system to coordinate with the building color when needed.

Custom Roof Perimeter Guardrail

Custom Roof Perimeter Guardrail

The FlexGuard Parapet Railing System is modular in nature allowing it to be easily customized to connect a contiguous railing to any building’s rooftop. Specialized fittings allow the railing to turn at any angle that is needed to secure the perimeter of the rooftop. FlexGuard Parapet’s inline connectors allow the railing to maintain a contiguous form.

A Permanent Railing Solution

A Permanent Railing Solution

FlexGuard Parapet components are galvanized and have no weld points making them less susceptible to rust. Each fitting and pipe are connected with set screws that form a sturdy, lasting connection. We have railing systems that have been in place providing rooftop fall safety for decades!

Easy Installation

Easy Installation

Because each component of FlexGuard Parapet is modular and fastens together with set screws, installation is very simple, with no special training or tools required for installation or system use.

Less Railing For Reduced Cost

Less Railing For Reduced Cost

Because parapets elevate above the rooftop surface, in many cases the FlexGuard Parapet railing systems requires significantly less railing than when mounted directly to the roof surface. Parapets over 21″ tall only require a single railing. This can result in as much as a 40% savings in the cost of the railing system.

Superior Aesthetics

Superior Aesthetics

Roof surfaces are frequently uneven. Roof perimeter protection that is mounted directly to a roof surface can result in a distracting unbalanced railing that is inconsistent with the profile of the roof. A system that attaches directly to the building parapet remains level and matches the lines of the top edge of the building.

OSHA Compliant

OSHA Compliant

Our Parapet Guardrail Systems are designed to exceed all OSHA requirements. Our railing is specially designed for the needs of each individual roof to be compliant in the unique application it’s needed.

Parapet Mounted Guardrail FAQs

What colors are guardrail available in? 

FlexGuard railing comes standard with an anti-corrosive clear coating over a hot-dipped galvanized steel finish. FlexGuard can be painted or powder coated to match any building or aesthetic preference.

What type of system would a guardrail be considered?

Guardrail would be classified as a passive fall protection system.

How thick does the railing on a guardrail need to be?

The exact thickness depends on material and jurisdiction you’re in. In general, OSHA mandates at least a 1/4″ thickness for the top rail and midrail of a guardrail system.  The most common guard railing material is 1.90” O.D. tubing or 1 ½” pipe.

Are guardrails passive fall protection?

Yes.

Is guardrail considered fall protection?

Yes, when properly designed to meet OSHA as well as other applicable codes such as IBC and ASCE 7.

What is an OSHA compliant guardrail?

In general, a guardrail must have a top rail, midrail, and uprights. Top Rail – 42″ +/-3″, mid rail – 21″, & can withstand a 200 lbs. point load or 50 lbs. per linear foot.  A toeboard should also be included if there is a risk associated with kicked objects falling on anyone below

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