(Asphalt Shingle, Slate & Metal roofs.)
(Scroll down for more information on compatible Petzl gear.)
The best documented time for a perfect installation on an existing slate roof so far:
1 hour 13 minutes 14.29 seconds.
This team may reduce their time by 30 more minutes after a few more installations.
However, now anyone can use this anchor . . . indefinitely, "and roof happily everafter."
With or without a hidden a stainless steel flashing plate.
Also available in stainless with an "aged" copper finish.
Available in 2 x 4 to 2 x 12 truss or rafter sizes.
Who benefits from permanent fall protection anchors?
Homeowners - Husbands, Grandpa's and other DIY'ers,
Framers, Roofers, Painters,
Siding Crews, Masons, Chimney Sweeps,
Solar Installers, Satelite Dish Installers,
Insurance Adjusters, Inspectors,
Window Washers and Re - roofers.
Without a permanent, planned anchor, these people either work unprotected, or they install their own anchor points.
The best solution
for protecting your building design,
your roof, and their lives,
is to install permanent anchors.
v-1 temporary reusable anchor - Available now.
Made in America, heavy duty stainless steel TIG welded removable anchor. Meets OSHA 1910 and 1926 requirements when installed through roof sheathing into a roof rafter using (6) TimberLOK 4" hex-drive structural wood screws. Comes with 6 screws and a hex drive bit. Recommended for use with Petzl's triact-locking Vulcan or Oxan carabiners.The GAF Master Elite and Certified Contractor price is $67.96 each. Contact us or your GAF Territory Manager to receive your discount coupon code.
Tired of discarding cheap anchors because they've deformed?
We were too.
After field testing on our own roofing jobs for almost a year, we can wholeheartedly say,
"The V series are the strongest multidirectional roof anchors we've ever used.
If you want anchors your crew can trust, you've just found them.
The V series is our first choice, every time."
Made in America, in an ISO 9001:2015 facility. Meets OSHA 1926 and 1910 requirements.
The Slator Team.
and harnesses with sternal fall arrest attachment points are extremely complimentary to the system as well.
OXAN - ANSI
VULCAN - ANSI
ANSI - RAY 12 mm rope
- Certification(s): ANSI Z359.15 when used with an ASAP (international version) or ASAP LOCK mobile fall arrester
- 25' = $45.95
- 50' = $71.95
- 75' = $97.95
- 100' = $123.95
- 200' = $227.95
Mobile fall arrester with locking function
The ASAP LOCK mobile fall arrester is designed to facilitate handling during rope ascents. In normal use, the device moves freely along the rope without any manual intervention and follows the user in all his/her movements. In case of shock or sudden movement, the fall arrester locks on the rope and stops the user. The integrated locking function allows the user to immobilize the device in order to reduce the length of a fall. The connection arm makes the system drop-resistant when passing intermediate anchors. The ASAP LOCK is used with an energy absorber to work at a distance from the rope. It is certified to U.S., European, and Russian standards.
V-1 Approved Fasteners
How does the roofer safely cut the ridge vent opening and install the ridge vent and cap shingles?
The ridge anchors were in the way and have usually been removed.
Without proper planning, the roofer is exposed to potential falls during this time consuming final task.
So, why should we use ridge anchors . . . at all?
Scroll down to compare the Pros and Cons.
Inexpensive and disposable.
Allows worker to work on either side of roof.
In the way during asphalt shingle tear offs.
In the way during completion of the ridge.
Cannot be installed over ridge vents.
Not compatible with slate roof work.
Not compatible with new metal roof installations.
Not designed for hip roof installation.
Generally NOT designed to be used in a flat or folded "in half" position.
Requires 12 - 32 fasteners per installation.
Primitive welds and usually made overseas.
Metal is thin, deforms easily and moving parts wear out over time.
Allows worker to have fall protection in many directions.
Can provide fall protection from start to completion of job.
Fasteners have a smooth shank which helps user locate the rafter.
Made in the USA out of 7 gauge stainless steel.
TIG welded by expert, certified welders.
Extremely strong, long lasting.
Installs with 6 fasteners through the sheathing into a roof rafter.
During repair work, only 2 shingles are affected by installation.
Compatible with many roof types.
Can be installed at any location on a roof in a suitable rafter.
Hole centers are designed to help secure scaffolding to masonry walls.
Can be laser engraved for Company ownership.
Higher initial expense.
Long fasteners may drain cordless drill/impact driver battery charge more quickly.
User attention required to avoid improperly positioning a carabiner or connector.
with a V-1 positioned at the top and bottom.
V-1's may serve as anchors of a mobile fall protection system that includes Petzl's 2018 ASAP LOCK, load limiting energy SORBER, Ray 12 mm rope with sewn termination and OXAN triact locking carabiner with a CAPTIV positioning bar.
Relating to scaffolding: OSHA 1926.451(c)(1)(ii)
Guys, ties, and braces shall be installed according to the scaffold manufacturer's recommendations or at the closest horizontal member to the 4:1 height and be repeated vertically at locations of horizontal members every 20 feet (6.1 m) or less thereafter for scaffolds 3 feet (0.91 m) wide or less, and every 26 feet (7.9 m) or less thereafter for scaffolds greater than 3 feet (0.91 m) wide. The top guy, tie or brace of completed scaffolds shall be placed no further than the 4:1 height from the top. Such guys, ties and braces shall be installed at each end of the scaffold and at horizontal intervals not to exceed 30 feet (9.1 m) (measured from one end [not both] towards the other).