Babcock-Davis Roof Hatches

Providing safe, high-quality roof access is an essential component for any commercial roofing project.

That’s why RoofSource is proud to partner with Babcock-Davis, one of the foremost manufacturers of roof hatches in the roofing industry. Continue reading to learn more about Babcock-Davis’ complete line of roof hatch products and safety products.


Babcock-Davis Roof Products

When a building’s architecture doesn’t allow for a full-size roof access door, a roof hatch provides safe, convenient access to the commercial building roof areas via an internal ladder or stairs.

With a focus on quality materials and safety in design, Babcock-Davis sets the bar high with its entire line of roof hatches, all of which are designed for outstanding exterior durability and rated to meet or exceed building codes, fire and life safety regulations.

Headquartered in Brooklyn Park, MN, Babcock-Davis has been designing and building high-quality commercial building products for over 100 years. In addition to roof hatches, the company also produces other building safety products that include access doors, floor doors, smoke vents, luminous egress, wall-and-door protection, and fire protection products.

Each of their roof hatches features a single wall curb with railing ready EZ tab counterflash and mounting flange, plus an extruded EPDM adhesive-backed acoustic gasket seal. Most models come in a selection of aluminum, stainless steel, or powder coat finish, and a variety of designs offer various features to meet different needs and applications.

Specific model types are listed below:

Personnel Hatches

Babcock Davis offers three models of OSHA-compliant hatches designed for building personnel: The Personnel Roof Hatch, the Personnel ii Roof Hatch, and the Hurricane Hatch (Miami Dade approved with a reinforced latch and turn handle tested to 140psf wind uplift). Personnel hatches feature a formed metal cover with liner, stiffened to withstand a live load of 40psf. Available in red oxide or high reflectance white powder coat finish.

Thermally Broken Hatches

The most energy-efficient hatch on the market, the aluminum ThermalMAX Roof Hatch is IECC-compliant with enhanced insulation and a thermal break.

Day Lighting Hatches

The SunLit Roof hatch, designed to let in natural light, features a metal cover with 1/8 inch clear polycarbonate, UV coated dome.

Security Roof Hatches

Designed for higher-security buildings (e.g., banks, prisons), the Security Roof Hatch is built with heavy-duty materials and comes with optional security grade locks and optional viewport.

Equipment Hatches

Babcock-Davis’ equipment hatches are available in single-leaf or double-leaf designs with extra-large openings to accommodate large equipment access to the roof.

Roof Hatch Fall Protection Products

Babcock-Davis offers a variety of fall protection accessories for roof hatches, including grab bars, safety railing, and ladder safety posts.

Why Partner with RoofSource?

RoofSource helps you streamline and simplify your selection of commercial roofing products by matching you with the best products for your needs and budget. We follow a simple process:

  • We listen, survey, and analyze your budget.
  • We provide options best suited to your needs based on many factors such as building codes, project location, system features, life-cycle costs, and available tax incentives.
  • We collaborate with specifiers and contractors, produce specifications, and review bids to ensure you’re getting the best results.
  • We work closely with those affiliated with your project and have a presence on-site.
  • We follow up, provide a final review, and report on the project.

To learn more about Babcock-Davis roof hatches and find out how we can help you streamline your next roofing project, contact RoofSource today.


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