Your place of business is a major investment, and it has all of your other major investments in it too, from tools and equipment to materials and inventory.
Even a small leak can end up costing your business profoundly. It can also undermine your brand reputation if left unfixed. What does that have to do with rain gutters? Your commercial rain gutters are essential to prevent leaks and protect your business from negative consequences.
Here is what you need to know about them.
What kind of roof does your commercial property have?
If it has a sloped roof with asphalt shingles or other materials meant for a pitched surface, then your roof will have rain gutters. They look and act much like the gutters on your home, collecting water at the edge of the roof and draining it away from the property.
However, if your commercial property has a flat roof, then it has a drainage system. Instead of using rain gutters, these roofs usually have internal drainage pipes. Drains will collect the water from the surface, and the pipes will carry the water down and out of the building.
Often drainage systems are necessary to collect the higher levels of water that are on larger roofs. Siphonic systems, which move water much faster, may also be required.
On flat roofs, there may still be gutters around the outside edge of the roof, which lead into the drainage system. These may help collect water.
Commercial rain gutters are as liable to clog and develop other issues as residential gutters are.
Professional roofers are required to keep your commercial roof’s drainage system in good working order. You may see this as a bit of a hassle, but it is a necessary one that can protect your business.
Running a business requires managing a lot of spinning plates. Be sure not to overlook maintenance needs like the condition of your building’s gutters.
When we say that we’re a top-quality home remodeling and roofing company that serves the North Shore and surrounding Chicagoland area, we back it up. We do more than simply cover the basics: we show up on time and nail it. For more information or to schedule a consultation, call 847-768-6000 or visit our contact page.