Intro: Diy Roof Access Ladder.
I always wanted a roof access ladder to easily get to my solar panels and my upcoming wind turbine generator.
I didn't want to spend money on a new Ladder. I have am old aluminium foldable ladder that I hardly ever use. It's long enough for the job to I decide to make a semi permanent installation for it.
I put two concrete blocks for the legs for when rainy season starts, the legs won't sink into the dirt.
I used a dog chain to secure the top and bottom. I drilled the concrete and put in a ring bolt. The bottom of the ladder was chained tightly to this.
Step 1: Securing the Top.
The remainder of the dog chain I used to tie the ladder top to the support beam. There was some play but the ladder couldn't slip off the roof.
Step 2: Secured Ladder.
Looking good and I tested it however the top two rungs prevented easy roof access.
Step 3: Removal of the Top 2 Rungs.
With those rungs gone it's so easy now to get on and off the roof. Easy, safe and low cost solution.
Step 4: Improvement.
I decided I didn't like the slight shifting of the ladder. I used u clamps to secure the top. Now I feel safer going on and off the roof. The chain I removed and stored for some future project.