Efficient Flat Roof Drainage For Commercial Roofing Systems

NorthCan Roofing has suggested measures to make commercial flat roofing more efficient with a matched drainage attachment.

Our premier flat roofing service with over three decades of experience in installation, repairs, and maintenance of all types of flat roofing, has offered more measures to improve the performance of commercial roofing. Our experts recommend adding an effective drainage system to new and existing commercial roofs to enhance their utility, performance, and longevity.

We strongly recommend that businesses add a drainage system to their roofing to enjoy better performance. It is important to take care of commonly faced problems such as water accumulation and insufficient run-off. With the addition of the right drainage system that complements the roofing arrangement, businesses can easily overcome these problems and also ensure better longevity of their costly commercial roofing.

Risk Of Leakages

Water pooling on the roofs generally happens when the roofing plan does not account for proper run-offs. It also increases the risk of leakages from the roof into the office or factory space. This can result in damage to assets, especially during extreme weather.


By installing a proper drainage system, businesses can quickly mitigate such risks, avoid the hassle and cost of frequent repairs, and the need to replace your roof before its time is due. It is a simple way of making commercial roofing more efficient, extending its life, and saving money.

Investing in a sound drainage system can help businesses as they don’t have to worry about damage to their fixed and other assets due to water leakage from their roofs.

Our Recommendation

We recommend using the scupper or the edge drain. This is fixed in the form of a square or circular hole, cut to shape, and fixed on the side of the flat roof. The downward spout or gutter provided with the system helps direct the water away from the roof to the ground.

It is essential to make sure that these systems are installed to offer easy access for cleaning and maintenance. It is equally important to choose a scupper of the correct size. It must be designed to allow easy flow of water as well as debris through the system without any chances of clogging. Installers must also identify those specific areas on the roof where water tends to accumulate more so that they can install the drainage system around it for optimizing utility.

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