The vast majority of building failures are weather related. Most are caused by the weight of snow, but water ponding continues to be a major concern.
Snow doesn’t move (much), it generally stays where it falls, BUT water is a different problem because it always moves & collects in low the spots.
Run-a-way roof ponding starts with water collecting in a low spot, centralizing a load usually spread across the surrounding area. This in turn deflects the supporting joists/purlins and leads to more water running into an increasingly deeper pond. As the deflection increases, water from a larger and larger area runs toward one small roof area and ultimately causes a structural failure, or at least overwhelms HVAC curbing and other penetrations letting enormous amounts of water pour inside. Either way it’s a huge mess and expense that can be completely avoided.
Prevent a run-away roof loading cycle from overwhelming your business by adding Roof Deflection Monitoring as a predictive maintenance program.
Simply put – “knowing when and where to act” saves time & money and helps you avoid a costly business disruption.
Visit our website to learn more about roof load monitoring. For over 20 years, we’ve been designing and installing systems to detect snow-related roof deflection. With us, you know your building is in safe hands.