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Make Your Kissimmee Flat Roof Last Longer with Proper Drainage

Make Your Kissimmee Flat Roof Last Longer with Proper Drainage

Make Your Kissimmee Flat Roof Last Longer with Proper Drainage

Flat roofs are a popular commercial option for Kissimmee business owners, and they are sometimes even used in residential settings. While they are called flat, each roof has a gentle slope built into it to encourage drainage. Additionally, flat roof owners need to provide additional drainage methods as improper drainage can cause these roofs to leak quickly. Generally, there are drainage options available for flat roofs.  

Gutters and Downspouts

Choosing the right gutters and downspouts helps remove water off your flat roof. You need them on all sides of your flat roof, and you should generally have one downspout for every 40 feet of gutter. As a general rule, you need to buy the biggest size of gutter and downspout that your budget will allow. You should also choose the most durable material that your budget allows. Check the code where you live because it may specify details on what you must use. They need to be cleaned at least twice a year to make sure that they do not become clogged.  

Internal Drains

Internal drains run through the building and connect directly to the exterior of the building. Most internal drains are placed in the center of the roof. They must be topped with a filter to prevent leaves and debris from entering the system because that can cause problems inside the building. Many business owners find them aesthetically pleasing because all the parts are inside the roof, leaving the roof flat.  


Unlike center internal drain systems, scuppers are located along the outside edge of the building. They work best when the entire roof structure slopes gently toward them. Most scuppers are wide enough that leaves and debris are not a problem. They collect the water off the roof and let it free fall to the ground. Choose the widest scupper possible to avoid the system clogging. Think about where the water is going because during significant rainfalls as it can damage your foundation. You can use scuppers in combination with downspouts to direct water away from the building if the water cannot escape once it reaches the ground. These systems are almost maintenance-free.  

Regardless of which drainage system you decide to have installed when you hire roofers in Kissimmee to install a new flat roof on your business, you should call Century Roofing Specialists. With over 17 years of experience, these roofers in Kissimmee are ready to get the job done the first time correctly. They are fully certified to work in the state of Florida. Should anything go wrong, they will be glad to come back and correct the problem. Your network of business owners has probably already used this company, and they will be pleased to tell you about the excellent customer service they received from Century Roofing Specialists.