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How Do You Choose the Right Drainage System for Your Flat Roof?

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While flat roofs are commonly used for commercial structures, they can also be used for residential properties. At Couvreur René Perron Ltée, we offer a wide range of commercial and residential flat roof solutions for your properties in Montréal-Nord.

To better protect your roof, we recommend that you call in a roofer to install a drainage system. We've compiled a few tips to help you choose the best system for your roof.


The Benefits of a Good Drainage System for Your Flat Roof

  • By fitting your flat roof with a proper drainage system, you can extend its lifespan.

  • A good drainage system also enhances the safety of your roof and the overall structure of your building.

  • Proper drainage prevents damage caused by accumulations of standing water.

  • By protecting your flat roof this way, you'll avoid having to undertake repairs, which can often prove costly.

Has your flat roof suffered damage from water and the elements? Call on Couvreur René Perron Ltée wherever you are in Montréal-Nord, and our expert roofers will conduct an inspection of your roof.


How to Choose the Right Drainage System for Your Flat Roof?

1. The Water Load

Before installing a drain, you need to make sure that the roof is capable of supporting its weight, as well as the water load it will contain. Some drainage systems will not be suitable for your flat roof if they are too heavy or bulky. If you're in any doubt about the load your roof can bear, don't hesitate to call in a roofer.

Our roofers are also at your service for the maintenance and repair of all types of roofs in Montréal-Nord.


2. The Depth of the Roof

As a general rule, a flat roof cannot support more than 6 inches of accumulated water. Given Montréal-Nord's climate, it's important to keep this in mind when choosing a drainage system.


3. The size of the roof and the placement of the drainage systems

A roofer can help you select the number of drains you'll need. This will depend on the size of your roof. He will also help you determine the placement of the drains.

Need a new flat roof for a property in Montréal-Nord? Call on our expert roofers today!



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