Taking proactive steps to reduce the risk of ponding water on your commercial roof is key if you want to avoid expensive damage. With proper roof installation and maintenance, the adverse effects of ponding water can be eliminated. Call us today if you need a plan to deal with this common roofing issue.
Ponding water = roof destruction
Don’t let your roof become a victim!
The Effects of Ponding Water
What is ponding water - an accumulation of water that settles on the roof for 48 hours or more without draining. What’s wrong with a little water on the roof - it’s meant to get wet, isn’t it? It may seem like a small amount of water, but it can quickly have disastrous effects. Your roof is suddenly bearing more weight thanks to the standing water. After a while, the water will cause the roof to sag and possibly collapse. The larger the commercial building, the greater the risk of ponding water on the roof.
Most common reasons for ponding water:
- Poor roof drainage or obstructed roof drainage
- Design, structure, or defection issues
- Saturated roof insulation
- Compressed roof insulation
Damaging effects of ponding water:
- Damage to roof surface
- Algae and vegetation growth
- Buildup of dirt, debris, and contaminants
- Deck deflections
- Rotted roofing membranes
- Destruction of reflective coatings
- And more
It’s important to note that often, a roof warranty is voided if ponding water has occurred for longer than 48 hours.
How can we fix your issues with ponding water? We can eliminate your standing water issues by adding roof drains, utilizing tapered roof insulation, or installing a flat roofing membrane. Adding a roof membrane will also help cut down on your power bills.
If you are ready to tackle your roof issues head on, give us a call, and we will be on our way for a full roof inspection.
Commercial Roof Maintenance
If your roof was properly designed and installed, as well as, regularly maintained, you shouldn’t have a problem with ponding water on your roof. If you do have an issue with your roof, we can get it back in good shape. Once your roof is on the road to recovery, we can discuss regular maintenance.
We recommend regular roof inspections to catch potential problems before they become massive issues. In addition to twice-yearly inspections, it’s a good idea to have the roof checked after any severe weather has occurred.
Keeping up with roof maintenance will help prolong the life of your commercial roof, and help keep the cost of repairs low. Remember, your roof is protecting your entire facility, and a small leak could lead to interior damage or structural damage before you even realize it. We are happy to explain our long-term maintenance plans when you call.
We never sub-contract our work because our clients are valuable to us, and we won’t risk that trust just to save a few dollars. If you suspect ponding water, don’t wait, call us today so we can get the problem fixed.
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We are available year-round if your roof has a problem with ponding water in Kansas City, Topeka, St Joseph or surrounding areas.