If a leak occurs due to ponding water on the roof, don’t blame the water – blame the roof. A quality roof completely seals out water. When properly maintained, it will stay sealed and won’t leak.
When a roof is built, it’s designed to prevent water from ponding, even flat roofs have a slight slope to them. The guidelines state a minimum of ¼” per foot. The roof should be sloped in a way that guides water towards the drains. As long as the drains are clear, the water won’t pond. Otherwise, a drain that has been clogged for too long will cause a lot of ponding water on the roof.
The most common reasons for water ponding are:
When a roof is functioning well and sealing out the ponding water and letting it drain there is no need to worry. But if it is ponding and not draining it is stressing the roof. To keep a roof system functioning at an optimal level it is important to alleviate as many stresses as possible.
The only way to prevent ponding water is to have the roof maintained regularly. This means scheduling an assessment and having minor repairs and preventative maintenance done.
Panic can set in when roof leaks are causing immediate damage. When a bucket isn’t enough, every minute counts. Detail Roofing Technicians are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week for emergency roof leaks. Trucks are stocked with the all the necessary supplies to make repairs in any condition. Our fleet size allows us to get to customers faster.
Roof leaks happen at all times of day or night. If there’s water coming into a unit it is an emergency. Luckily Detail Roofing has roofing technicians available 24/7.
Detail Roofing offers roof replacement financing for Condo Corporations and commercial buildings
Detail Roofing is one of the premier Greater Toronto Area commercial & Condominium Corporation roofing contractors. Our professional approach to commercial and industrial roof installation, roof maintenance and repairs has earned us a reputation of excellence among architects, general contractors, roof consultants and building owners alike.
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