Commercial Roofs and Ponding Water
May 14, 2020
If you own a building, you have a roof you need to maintain. One of the most common issues with commercial flat roofs is ponding water. Depending on the condition of your roof, and the materials used to construct or restore it, ponding water may or may not be an issue. If you notice ponding water on your roof, contact a commercial roofing company to request a roof inspection. A quality roofing contractor will be able to quickly assess the seriousness of the ponding and may even provide a quick fix if it’s necessary.
Ponding water is kind of how it sounds. As rain falls and snow melts on a flat roofing system, roofs with poor drainage tend to gather standing water. Unless the water is manually drained, it can stay there for days or even weeks, depending on the weather conditions.
Just like putting off a water line repair leads to big issues, ignoring ponding water on your roof can lead to significant damage to your building. Ponding water can lead to:
- Damaged paint
- Corroded roofing material
- Internal leaks beneath your roof
- Pest build up in the stagnate water
The best long-term solution to ponding water is a roof that can drain properly. This may involve installing a drainpipe or two to allow water to flow down from the roof. You may also want to adjust the gradient of your rooftop.
Spray foam and TritoFlex systems can be built up to create positive drainage or fill in ponding areas. Most single ply products like TPO, PVC, and EPDM can also be underwater with no problems. In some cases, insulation needs to be replaced before spraying because low spots are usually a sign of wet or deteriorated insulation.
Why Metro City Roofing?
Metro City Roofing provides the best professional roofing services in metro Denver and across the Front Range. If you have ponding water on your commercial roof, please contact us to schedule your free roof inspection.
Often the remedy is fast and cost-effective. You may even have a roof that can withstand indefinite ponding water. It is important to check if your roof is a good candidate for restoration before undergoing the costs of a traditional roof replacement.
We continually strive to differentiate from our competitors in the following ways:
- Licensed inspectors who inspect your roof and property with the lens of an insurance adjuster; all commercial roof inspections include an evaluation with an infrared camera
- Professional insurance claims experts who settle your hail damage or wind damage claim successfully
- Expert sales representatives who help customers select the best roof for their home or business
- Quality project managers who provide expert supervision on every roofing project
- Experienced roof installers with many years of experience who pursue excellence with each roof replacement, restoration, or roof repair
- Long-term warranties that cover roof material and quality and are backed by manufacturers