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Roof and wall anchors are the simplest means of ensuring the safety of maintenance contractors who must work on the building face. Although roof and wall anchors alone may not satisfy all of the requirements of the structure, when properly designed and installed, they can play a vital role in achieving compliance with OSHA requirements and ANSI/IWCA I-14.1 standards.

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Well placed anchors (Figure 1) avert unsafe use of roof exhaust pipes as seen in Figure 2.

Why Specify Summit Anchor Co.?

 

Our anchor eyes are drop forged then quenched and tempered, resulting in a stronger anchor than the common U-bar type anchors. According to the Forging Industry Association: “Forgings have grain oriented to shape for greater strength. Machined bar and plate may be susceptible to fatigue and stress corrosion because machining cuts material grain pattern. In most cases, forging yields a grain structure oriented to the part, resulting in optimum strength, ductility, and resistance to impact and fatigue.” The additional quench-and-tempering process of Summit’s anchor eyes ensures consistent performance of each anchor eye. The heat treatment and cooling process capitalizes on the properties of the steel to create anchor eyes with reduced risk of catastrophic failure due to brittleness and with the toughness to withstand the critical application involved in suspended access.

Here are some other reasons...

  • Corrosion resistance Our anchors are completely hot-dipped galvanized with stainless bolts. Hollow Structural Sections (HSS) may be filled with molded urethane insulation to prevent condensation and corrosion and to resist temperature loss. (THIS OPTION IS RECOMMENDED BY SUMMIT ANCHOR CO.)
  • OSHA/ANSI compliance Our anchors have been engineered and tested to comply with current OSHA regulations and the ANSI/IWCA I-14.1 Window Cleaning Safety Standard for fall arrest and suspended maintenance.
  • Custom design Our roof and wall anchors are designed for a variety of permanent attachments to reinforced concrete or structural steel. Summit roof and wall anchors can also be modified to fit virtually any structure.
  • Roof flashings Available in stainless steel, copper, or spun aluminum (Figure 1) with Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (E.P.D.M.) top and bottom grommets that do not require messy caulking around anchor.
  • Free consultations for architects and engineers throughout the complete design cycle on anchor layout and compliance issues.
  • Anchors fabricated in the U.S.A.

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