Architects, structural & plumbing engineers, & flat roof building owners will find this FIRST ever study by Jim Koontz on “The Effects of Debris on the Flow Rates of Roof Drains and Scuppers” COMPELLING. It’s time for change. If you’re sure to maintain the gutters on your house, shouldn’t your flat roof drains be of equal priority?
If all flat roof drains received monthly house keeping as widely recommended, what would the effect be on the insurance industry claims for property damage? The reduction in business interruption? Reduction in litigation resulting from roof collapse? Some times the answer is simple.