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Exploring Eavestrough Materials and Installation Techniques

Did You Receive A Report Of Water Ponding On Your Company Building's Roof? 3 Potential Solutions To Preserve The Property

by Martha Soto

You've trained your maintenance crew to always be alert for potential safety hazards or anything that poses a threat to the property, and you now have a report that water is collecting on the roof. Unfortunately, ponding water can lead to damage, such as mold and rotting building materials that are costly to replace. With large pools, the weight of the standing water can also lead to structural damage if it exceeds the limits of the weight-bearing beams. Although there can occasionally be a brief pool of water on the roof during a strong storm, you should expect all water to clear through the drains shortly after it is over. When your crew notices that water has remained for a day or two longer than it should, then you may need to consider these strategies to eliminate the problem.

Remove Low Spots

Commercial roofing is often not completely flat despite its appearance. Instead, there should be gentle slopes placed in the roof during the installation process that allow water to move in a downward direction. Sometimes, however, this process is not done properly, or the roofing materials settle in undesirable ways. Your roofing contractor can fill in any low spots that collect water so that the water flows better toward the drains.

Remove Clogs From the Drains

Similar to the gutter system on residential homes, the commercial roof should have a series of drains that take water away from the building. Over time, debris, such as leaves and twigs, can get into these drains and generate clogs that stop the flow of water. Regular drain cleanings should be a part of your normal building maintenance routine, but it is possible that a clog built up between cleanings. Have the drains inspected for clogs. If none are found, then it may also be necessary to add more drains to the system if your area is experiencing an increase in precipitation compared to when the roof was first installed.

Have the Roof Re-Pitched

During a roofing inspection, you may find that the building was poorly designed from the very beginning. This is more likely to be the case if evidence of ponding water that has gone on for a long time is found, such as water damage on the inside of the building. If the roof has never worked properly, then re-pitching it adjusts the slope permanently so that ponding is no longer an issue. Although this is the more intensive solution, it is also one that eliminates ponding for years to come.

Commercial roofs play a vital role in protecting the safety and security of the people and property that exist in the building. By addressing ponding problems right away, you can rest assured that you have done everything you can to prevent serious water damage during the next big storm. 

To find out more, contact a company like Hills of Texas Roofing and Remodeling.