Every roof and building requires maintenance.
Every worker and building owner benefits from permanent fall protection systems.
Universities: Installation of V-Series Permanent Roof Anchors.
Architects/Roof Consultants/Safety Professionals: Planning steep pitch anchor points and access systems.
National Park Service and Historic Foundations: Discreet OSHA compliant Roof Anchor Points for slate and copper roofs.
Roofing Contractors: Real-world roofing safety/access training at your facility/job sites.
Builders: Permanent Roof Truss Anchor Systems.
Building/Homeowners: Consultations/Safety Training/Installations of V-Series permanent anchors.
Observe: rope selections, connector selections, anchor choices, fall arrestor use,
sternal harness ring use instead of dorsal ring use, SLATOR bracket for access, sling technique for adjacent ladders,
continual use of head and eye protection, 1st ascent fall protection techniques.
Since 2014, we have implemented these tools and techniques into our roofing practice with great success.
You are invited to contact us if you have questions about anchors, gear, techniques, or training.
Ronny Roseveare, Founder.
V-5 Permanent Roof Anchor
The patent-pending V-5 permanent anchor system consists of the anchor plate (3/8"stn. stl.), backer plate (1/8"stn. stl.) and pressure plate (1/8"stn. stl.), 3/8" grade 8 bolts and hardware. It's ideal for use with standard roof sheathing and up to1/4" thick slate, cedar shake and asphalt shingle roofs. If we are out of stock, call us for pricing and lead time. Prices change based on the current market price and availability of stainless steel.
The flashing system must be purchased separately.
The standard V-5 is NOT suitable for use with horizontal lifeline systems (The V-8 is suitable for use with a horizontal lifelines).
Inspect prior to every use and at the end of use.
Do not use if the anchor has been deformed or if the bolts have loosened.
Remove from service if the anchor is deformed.
Custom anchor sizes are available upon request to meet specific loading scenarios.
Contact us for custom gear packages with ropes, carabiners and other gear.
Copper/Bronze Flashing System (for the V-5 Permanent Anchor)
Copper flashing plate (11.5" wide x 18" long) with our durable cast bronze base soldered in place. Includes sand cast bronze cap with copper, bronze and brass hardware. Scroll down and view the cap installation video. The dark bronze cap is standard. The lighter colored bronze cap may be specially requested with minimum size orders. The copper flashing plate may also be requested in other sizes.
SLATOR Roof Bracket
Our patented Slator roof bracket gives you quick easy and safer access to many difficult locations on a roof.
The Slator bracket is extremely popular with slate roofers and installers of steep pitch standing seam roofs. Metal roof installers use the (2) Slators to hold a (2) adjacent ladders on the roof next to the panel being installed. This allows them to work their way along the roof simply by moving the Slators and the roof ladders. This method is preferred to using ridge hooks because ridge hooks dent/scratch the metal roof on the opposite side.
Similar to air conditioning. once you've used Slators, you'll never want to go back to the way things were before.
Each SLATOR bracket comes with enough fasteners for 1 installation and a 5/16" hex driver.
The SLATOR conforms with OSHA 1926, 1910 requirements for fall protection when installed and used according to the instructions. It fastens to a steep slate, asphalt shingle or cedar shake roof and firmly clamps a ladder into position, allowing tradesman easier and safer access to perform their work. Used properly, the SLATOR will help protect the roof from wear and tear, save you time, energy, and perhaps, your life. Watch the tutorials and gain easier and safer access to do your best work safely.
V-1 Reusable Temporary Anchor
The best, strongest, easiest to install temporary and reusable roof anchor in the world. Our V-1 anchor is made in an American ISO 9001:2015 facility. The precisely formed, TIG welded 7 gauge V-1 stainless steel anchor meets OSHA 1910 and 1926 requirements for one worker when installed through roof sheathing into a suitable roof rafter using (6) TimberLOK 4" hex-drive structural wood screws. More fasteners are easily available at Lowe's, Home Depot or buy a bucket of 250 fasteners via Amazon. Recommended for best use with Petzl's triact-locking Vulcan or Oxan carabiners (available for purchase through our custom packages).
1" Double-Lock Standing Seam Metal Roof Eve Detail Jig. "OJ"
Use this 7 gauge stainless steel jig to make beautiful, easily repeatable curved eve details that will impress your clients. The rear end of this jig has two points set 8mm apart to help measure and scribe the female portion after the male side has been cut.
The roof material shown in these photos is Roofinox (stainless steel) 0.19" thick.
SLATE ROOF STEPS
Keep the roofers and service people from walking on your slate roof and ruining your roof. Install these steps for areas that may need regular accessibility. Properly installed, these steps will transfer loads directly to the roof sheathing and not onto the slate below. You may paint these custom made 3/16" aluminum steps to match your slate color. SCROLL DOWN TO WATCH OUR INSTALLATION VIDEO.
2" STAINLESS STEEL PLUMBING VENT STACK - SLATE ROOF
7 gauge (3/16" thick) stainless steel base (cut the same size as your slate) fully welded to a 2" schedule 40 stainless steel through pipe. Our system installs just like a piece of slate and requires zero flashing. It may be sanded and spray painted to match your slate so that it becomes completely unnoticeable on your roof. Simply connect the plumbing in the attic to the underside of this pipe with a 2" rubber fernco. These photos show (2) leaking vent stacks being removed and combined in the attic, then rerouted to the new stack on the rear of this home.
(4) Bibbys - Asphalt Shingle Repair Tool
(4 handles and 4 blades per set, while supplies last) Have you ever had to postpone a repair job repair because the temperature or the shingle sealant would not allow you to separate the shingles without creating a mess? That gets expensive and frustrating. Use a gentle "sawing" action (as shown in our video below) with the Bibby to separate the shingles and keep the job moving along. Apply new sealant when putting the shingles back. Replacement blades sold separately. Get extra life out of your blade by cleaning it with mineral spirits or acetone.
(2) L3 LOW SLOPE LADDER BRACKETS
16 Gauge stainless steel formed to fit around a ladder rung for adding walkboards or roof brackets. (2) L3's in each set for $99. Holes are conveniently located in the side flanges to insert a 2 x 8 and nail or screw it in place to build your own custom wood platform. Use 1.75" nails for locking pins, add a slate cutter or other tool. Weighs only 4.25 pounds. Load tested to 500 pounds however we recommend you adhere to your roof ladder's original rating if it is below 500 pounds. Inspect before each use. Discard if deformed. ALWAYS USE SEPARATE FALL PROTECTION AND QUARANTINE YOUR DROP ZONE BELOW YOU.
NOT SOLD WITH ANY ROOF BRACKETS, BOLTS OR OTHER GEAR. Usually, we use an ACRO slater's bracket on our L3 to set walkboards, however, sometimes we build platforms with wood.