Roof Drain Installation : Great Option for Flat Roofs By Ron Ferris & Son

First off, Roof drain installation should be performed by a trained roofing professional.

Whether you own a home or business with a flat roof you will need to choose an option to quickly and effectively remove water from your roof.

Standing water can cause several problems. The growth of moss and mold are the least of your problems. Standing water will break down the outer protective finish on flat roofing materials. Flat roofing coating and seems (especially if installed improperly.) A twenty foot by twenty foot area with one inch of water weighs one ton. Your roofing system and decking is not designed to hold this kind of weight over a long period of time.

Roofing Rochester NYThere are several options on how to remove water from a flat or low slope roof. Gutters and downspouts are very common on residential flat roofs. Water follows the slope of the roof to the gutter and down the spout away from the house. This method however requires maintenance to avoid clogged downspouts.

A roof drain is another option. By using this method water is directed through a series of pipes internally. That is why it is paramount that proper roof drain installation is performed by a professional flat roofer. Is your roof drain or internal pipes leak, it can cause extensive damage to your underlying roof deck and buildings interior.

However a roof drain properly installed in a flat roof or low slope roof can be an extremely effective means to avoid standing water on your roof. If you need an expert roofer in Rochester NY to help you with this give us a call at 585-288-0895 or visit our site for more information!


Roof Algae / Mildew Discoloration

The last thing anyone wants to see on their new roof is discoloration. This is becoming a very common occurrence on new roofs in Greater Rochester and surrounding counties, and can be treated with prevention.

The discoloration does not mean your roof is defective, but it can be difficult to remove and is best left to a roofing professional. Pressure washing may be effective, but is often too powerful. Without the proper experience, you can unwillingly remove roofing shingles or their protective finish. Even a trained professional powerwasher can cause irreversible damage.

Our professional recommendation at Ron Ferris & Son is to install zinc stripping at the peaks of problem areas, These strips oxidize when the come in contact with the air. When this process happens, they release metal ions. When it rains or water is applied to the roof, the ions will travel breaking down the algae.

If you are having problems with algae or mildew on your roof call the professionals at Ron Ferris & Son! 585-288-0895