Commercial roofing systems are designed to drain water from the roof and away from the building. However, if your commercial roof is flat, it can be difficult to ensure proper water drainage. Here, Enchanted Roofing provides a brief overview of how a flat commercial roof should be drained to avoid water damage.
The first step is to make sure that your commercial roof has a slight slope to it. This will allow water to flow down the roof and into the drains. If your commercial roof is completely flat, you may need to install a drainage system to help ensure that water flows off the roof.
Next, you’ll want to make sure that your commercial roof has gutters and downspouts installed around the perimeter. These will help to collect water and direct it away from the building. Be sure to clean out your gutters regularly to avoid any build-up of debris that could cause a blockage.
Most roofs are not truly flat. They have a slight slope that helps water drain to the center or perimeter of the roof. This is important, as standing water can add unnecessary weight to the roof and cause damage if there is a breach in the roof membrane or flashings. Enchanted Roofing can help you design a commercial roof that drains properly to avoid these problems.
Interior drains are an important part of commercial roofing. These drains are positioned at a low point and collect water from all directions. They are often covered with a leaf guard, which is an inverted strainer that collects leaves and twigs.
Interior drains are perfect for New Mexico winters because they keep melting snow and pooled water away from the outside walls and foundation of the building. Because they drain through pipes inside the warm building, they are not susceptible to freezing or cracking.
Keeping your drains clean is crucial to preventing water damage to your commercial roof, as pooled water around drains can seep into your building and cause serious damage. By taking proactive steps to keep your drains clean, you can avoid costly repairs down the road.
As an experienced and knowledgeable commercial roofing company, we at Enchanted Roofing always recommend that our clients keep their drains clean. This is especially important after a major storm or in the fall when trees are shedding their leaves. If your drains are clogged and you see water pooled up around them, try to clear the blockage immediately. If the problem persists, give us a call and we’ll be happy to help.
Commercial roofing maintenance and services can be a great investment for your business. Not only will it protect your property, but it can also save you money on energy costs. Enchanted Roofing is a trusted commercial roofing contractor that can help you choose the right roofing system for your business.
Call us today to learn more about our commercial roofing services!