I have an AC condenser sitting on a plastic pad on my roof. I know that’s not a great way to do it, and It’s not hooked up yet, so I’d like to change it before the AC is connected. I’m concerned about moving the unit for reroofing in the near future. I want to know the best way for the equipment to be mounted, from a roofers point-of-view, for ease of reroofing. I’ve seen other common way to do it around here, with treated 4x4s. I’ve also seen the metal stands and wood framed curbs. I don’t mind spending money now to avoid trouble later.
I’d like to have the AC condenser mounted so that it does not have to be moved or lifted to reroof. <<<
I’m in Albuquerque NM so we don’t get a lot or rain or snow. The current roof is I think what’s commonly called tar&gravel or BUR. It consists of a wood base, with what appears to be rolled roofing and some tar-like stuff, and gravel on top. I might consider some sort of membrane when I reroof, but I don’t know much about that.
Any advice from roofers would be appreciated.