Roofing Materials to reduce ponding water for Commercial Roof

Owning a commercial roof can come with some situations that are less than favorable. Leaky roofs and ponding water can destroy your costly roof as well as the equipment it covers inside. But you can rest easy with these tips on how to reduce ponding water on your commercial roof.

Ponding water on a commercial roof can cause the membrane to deteriorate, promote mold growth, leak below the roof, and as well as other issues, so assessing it early and handling it as quickly and best as possible is needed. One of the first things to look at for ponding water is your drains on your roof. If they are clogged, overflowing, or don’t have water flowing to them, that should be your first priority. If that’s not the case, here are some more ways to fix ponding problems.


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A commercial roof’s thickness is vital in handling the harmful weathering it experiences. The thicker the membrane is, the more resilient it will be to rain, snow, hail, etc. Having a thicker roof also helps protect against water leaking under the roof as it has to go through more layers. 

Adding another layer of roofing membrane in specific locations can also be a cost-saving fix in areas where there is ponding water that you can’t do anything else with. The more layers, the less likely it will be to penetrate and damage your commercial roof.


Depending on where you are located, it is essential to take a look at what type of weather you will most likely experience. For commercial roofs that get more rain and snow, it is important to have a thicker roofing material so that what is less likely to get through. Talk to your trusted roofing contractor about the best material to use for your roof. If you’re located in the midwest in heavy snow areas, you will benefit from a different roof material then only rainy climates. 


Color is more than just an aesthetic feature for commercial roofs; it can help your roof for different needs. A dark roof absorbs more heat and can evaporate water, to help reduce ponding. Whereas a white or lighter roof doesn’t hold heat as well and can help reduce energy costs.

Ponding water is different for every commercial roof, and you need a knowledgeable commercial roofing contractor to fix the problem or minimize the risk of damage. Here at ARC Contracting, we are more than ready to help with all your commercial roofing needs, our team has years of experience dealing with the various different issues you may run into. We want your roof to last as long as possible and not break the bank in the process.

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ARC Contracting is a residential and commercial roof replacement company in Wisconsin. We serve the Appleton, Fond du Lac, Milwaukee, Green Bay, Marinette, West Bend, Neenah, Greenville, Oshkosh, Middleton, Waukesha, McFarland, Peshtigo, Kimberly, Suamico, Little Chute, and Madison, WI areas. Call us today at 888-747-8086 to learn more about your commercial roofing options.