Roof Drains

Copper Drain-Making a drain for a flat roof. Avoid Plastic drains

Plastic Drains are not fit for a roof How to make a copper drain. When you see a plastic drain on a roof, you need to consider replacing it. Plastic and rubber roofs don’t go well together. Best practices for drains  Browse through the articles below and see what are the best-draining systems for every …

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Scupper on Flat Roof Repairs – Effective Drain – Westport

Scuppers are effective drainage systems – Check out our Drain section of roof drains Scuppers are the most efficient means of removing water from flat roofs – living in Fairfield County, Westport, Greenwich, and Stamford, we get our fair share of rain. It is important to make sure that drains are well positioned and function properly. We …

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Flat Roof Pooling Water – Video on installing channel to remove standing water

Pooling water on a Flat Roof When you have a flat roof water pool for extended periods of time, it could have negative results to the membrane and structure. These areas that pool also accumulates dirt and leaves that accelerate the growth of algae and moss which is also harmful to the roof. Watch videos on how the best …

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Drains, Scuppers and Gutters – the pro’s and cons

The pro’s and cons of Drains, Scuppers and Gutters. Drains Cons Debris collects through the strainer and blocks the flow of water very easily. Unclogging a blocked drain needs professional people to do it.- costly The roof needs to be cleared of leaves and debris daily to prevent water to collect around the strainer – Especially in the fall. When drains are …

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Flat Roof Drains: Commercial Installation and Drainage – Watch Video

Commercial Flat Roof Drains: Installation Position is Critical Drains are an essential part of any commercial flat roof; however, it is critical to position them at the lowest point of a roof. When not appropriately placed, water will pool, causing load-bearing stress on the structure and the rubber membrane, which leads to leaks. Pooling water tends to separate seams around skylights, …

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Scuppers – A Flat Roof Drain System for Commercial Roofs – Watch video

What is a “Scupper”? Scuppers are drain openings, placed through walls, that drain heavy water flow and debris away from commercial flat roofs. Installing a Scupper on an EPDM Flat Roof Watch the video below.  We are cutting away the edge of an EPDM rubber roof to lower it to install a scupper that will drain into a gutter. It is important …

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Gutters on Flat Roofs – Important Drainage Systems

Flat Roof Debris and Gutter Drainage Flat roofs collect an abundance of debris that can’t be removed daily. During rainstorms, this debris gets washed into the gutter trough and clogs it, preventing proper drainage. Over time debris accumulates in the trough, causing it to overflow, which compromises the exterior walls and the foundation with water infiltration. It is …

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Flat Roof Drains and Strainers on Commercial Roofs – Watch Video

Flat Roof Drains and Strainers on Commercial Roofs Flat roof drains and strainers are the most important components of any commercial flat roof. They are responsible for properly draining any and all accumulated precipitation. To preserve the life of the roof, however, the debris that collects around them must be removed on a regular basis. There are several ideas you …

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Flat Roof Drains: Location, Installation & Maintenance – Watch Video

Flat Roof Drains: Location, Installation & Maintenance Flat roof drains require the proper location, installation, and maintenance because, as a system, it is fundamental to the preservation of a building’s structure. We have seen many times that the location of a drain on a higher level than the rest of the roof which causes it to not function. Most, …

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Flat Roof Drain Strainers – Watch Video

Flat Roof Drain Strainers are Important  If appropriately designed, a strainer is supposed to keep larger objects from going down a drain, while allowing smaller debris through with the water flow. Most strainers, or domes, that cover a drain on flat roofs, are poorly designed because they block smaller debris and the strainer becomes clogged, preventing any …

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