Drainage Fixes For Flat Roofs


Flat roofs on commercial buildings are cost-effective, durable and can accommodate HVAC equipment required for large buildings. It is good to be careful when choosing a flat roof contractor. The Middletown roofers at My Home Solutions have highly qualified personnel and state of the art equipment for your flat roof needs.

Flat roof wear and tear is inevitable because rainwater does not drain from flat roofs the same way it does on a pitched roof. It is important to take the necessary precautions when constructing a flat roof to handle pools of water that can cause damage. With the modernization of roofing systems, several options are available when installing a flat roof. One of the options is Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO), which is an energy efficient option that has a bright white surface. Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) is another material commonly used by contractors as it is harder and offers long-term protection. Its black surface, however, is not as appealing though it is very energy efficient.

Below are some of the fixes that can extend the life of a flat roof.

Investing in a Scupper

            A scupper is a creative drainage system, which allows water to flow through a perimeter wall or a drip edge. The water then flows over the ledge or through a specifically designed spout. This ensures the collection of water on the roof is kept to a minimum.

Installing Gutters and Down Spouts

            This is the most common and cheapest way to get rainwater off your roof. It is an easy and popular fix but it requires regular maintenance and repair. Middletown roof repair contractors from My Home Solutions can take care of all your roof maintenance needs.

Building an Internal Drainage System

            Positioning an internal drainage system that collects the water and drains it down is a good solution. You can install a grate at the top to keep out leaves and debris collected by water.

My Home Solutions Middletown roofing experts offer a variety of solutions for all of your roofing challenges installation and service needs.

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