We are well into the hurricane season, and Hurricane Ian reminded us how much rain could come with a hurricane. Let us not forget…with rain comes water weight.
Hurricane Ian is a strong example of a 100-year storm, and commercial building codes consider those storms. However, the building may be structurally stressed without your knowledge if the roof system doesn’t allow proper drainage. Specifically, when was the last time someone was on your roof to remove debris? This time of year, leaves are falling and will quickly accumulate and easily block your roof drains and gutters. Without those drain components working properly, you may quickly have a pool on your roof, and most commercial buildings aren’t built to accommodate tat pool. Time to think about some simple maintenance that may prevent a future headache!