Addressing drainage problems when choosing low pitched roofing

Low pitch roofing has become more and more popular in the industrial sector in the UK over the years. The style is favoured because it is more cost effective than steeper pitched roofs whilst also providing aesthetic benefits. The latter is particularly true when you look at just how many different types of profiles are available for roofs. They come in various colours and finishes to really make buildings stand out.

The big concern with low pitched roofs is the potential impact on drainage. By lowering the pitch it can take longer for water to flow away into gutters. This must be addressed to ensure the property is not put at risk of leaks developing quickly.

The slower water flows off the roofing materials the more damage it can cause. Luckily modern profiles are made from durable, hard-wearing materials. This means they will meet this requirement and perform very well. In addition the durability reduces the risk of wear leading to leaks.

Most modern profiles are made with a smooth finish. The smoother it is the less resistance there will be when water flows over the surface. This results in faster drainage.

To further improve drainage you can choose profiles with wide troughs in the design. These improve the volume of water that can effectively be directed away from the property, accounting for the lower profile by boosting capacity horizontally.

At Peter Wragge Supplies we have a lot of experience with low pitched roofing. We have a range of profiles on offer, including both individual panels and insulated variants. The latter are great if you want to simultaneously improve the energy efficiency of the property.

Our products are great for both new roofing and overcladding. If you would like our help selecting the perfect styles or want further information please get in touch. We are always pleased to offer advice and assist clients, regardless of the type of industrial property you have.