A commercial access roof hatch is very simple in both names and designs. This metal building accessory is designed to provide safe and simple access to the roof and its accompanying components.

And, although their safety benefits are very clear during the winter months when snow and ice increase the potential to fall, they are practical additions throughout the year.

Read on to learn the ins and outs of a commercial roof hatch and for insight into how to choose the right one to fit your structure.

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The first step towards determining the right roof access for your metal building is to think about why your business needs it. If your hatch is only intended to help in maintaining your metal roof, you only require a smaller hatch. A medium-sized roof access hatch often works better for buildings where work requires use of larger tools and the like.


While the standard options mentioned above are considered the most common, one size is not suitable for all. For this reason, commercial roof hatches are also available in special sizes. To ensure that your order is the required size, be careful to take detailed measurements of all items that need to fit through the hatch.


The commercial roof access hatch is made of rugged 16-gauge Galvalume steel, constructed to withstand the harsh outdoor elements. It is welded watertight with a siliconized bronze wire that is non-corrosive and long-lasting. Other added touches include a heat-infused electrostatic powder coat that can be ordered in a color to match the aesthetic of your metal building.