Pipe supports in plumbing, roofs, buildings and other structures aid in the transfer of loads from a pipe to supporting structures. Also known as pipe hangers, these supports uphold the weight of the entire load, including the pipe itself, the content that the pipe carries, all the pipe fittings attached to the pipe, and any pipe covering such as insulation. In addition to overall support, pipe hangers and supports also anchor, guide and absorb shock. Additional plumbing accessories such as clamps, hangers, straps and sealants are also available. Some of the pipe support types you’ll find include blocks, bases, plates, stands and rolls.