Don’t Let Ponding Water Petrify You (Ponding Water Explained)

Commercial and industrial roofing systems are not designed to hold water. Even flat roofs are designed with a slope to ensure positive drainage. When your commercial or industrial roofing system has accumulated ponding water, it is most likely an indication your roofing system has a drainage problem.

Ponding water on your commercial or industrial roofing system can lead to:

  • Increased ultraviolet exposure, as the ponding water can essentially act as a magnifying glass on your roofing system.
  • Premature deterioration of the roof membrane, flashings, and coatings.
  • Damage any adhesives that might be used to do the field-fabricated single-ply laps, which might negatively impact the entire roofing system.
  • A build-up of insects, mold, or vegetation.
  • A collection of dirt could lead to mud cracking under the roofing system and plants or mold growth.
  • Overall structural damage to your roofing system, which in worst cases, could result in a roof collapse.

All these end-results of ponding water sound petrifying, but it doesn’t have to be with the team at Just Leaks. Roof maintenance is critical in ensuring your commercial or industrial roofing system will adequately drain water. Maintaining positive drainage is incredibly essential, especially since winter is just around the corner. We encourage you to contact Just Leaks, and we will make sure your roofing system is ready for whatever Mother Nature has in store. If your commercial or industrial roofing system needs maintenance, the Just Leaks team would be happy to help. To schedule an appointment for a free roof estimate, call Just Leaks at (408) 249-4646.


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