What does Cal-OSHA require for Skylight Screens?
The construction shall be of grillwork, with openings not more than 4 inches by 4 inches or of slatwork with openings not more than 2 inches wide with length unrestricted, or of other material of equal strength and similar configuration. In addition, the screen must be able to support 400 lbs. or twice the weight of the employee with tools/equipment.
How long does it take to install a Skylight Screen?
Skylight screens are easy to install in a matter of minutes. Depending on the type of skylight, any installation of a skylight screen can take between 15 and 30 minutes by 2 workers without any special training or tools.
Are skylight screens permanent? How long do skylight screens last?
Skylight screens are intended to be permanent with proper maintenance. We recommend Skylight Screens that do not penetrate the retaining frame of the skylight; this reduces risk of moisture intrusion.
What skylight cannot have a screen installed over it?
Some skylights are designed to open or vent in the event of a fire. A FlexDome Guardrail solution should be used in this scenario where a screen may affect the performance of an opening skylight.
Do skylight screens penetrate the roof surface?
Our Skylight Screens are non-penetrating and consist of aluminum rails and mesh forming a cage-like structure around each skylight that clamps around the retaining frame of the skylight. We recommend avoiding skylight screens that require fasteners to penetrate the frame of the skylight as this could cause a leak issue.
What type of skylights and roof surfaces will skylight screens work on?
Skylight screens can be designed to work with many forms of skylights and on many roof surfaces including curb, standing seam, and corrugated.
What are skylight screens made of?
Skylight screens are made using rigid galvanized carbon steel or 304 stainless steel and are built to withstand rain, snow, ice, wind, and heat better than other types of building materials.
How much weight does OSHA require a skylight screen withstand?
Skylight screens shall be capable of supporting without failure, at least two times the maximum intended load that may be imposed on the screen at any one time and shall be secured to prevent accidental displacement.