After nearly 25 years on the market, retrofit or insert roof
drains remain one of the roofing industry's best-kept secrets. In
fact, a recent study conducted by OMG Roofing Products, Agawam,
Mass., revealed among commercial roofing contractors, less than 20
percent of respondents said they use retrofit drains on reroofing
projects "most" or "all of the time."
This is not surprising: Many consider drains as part of a
building's plumbing system and, therefore, not part of the roof
system package. However, the reality is roof drains offer an
opportunity for you to increase sales and profits while providing
value-added services to building owners.
When it comes to rooftop drains, you typically have three
options: you can subcontract the work to a plumbing contractor,
rework existing drains or install insert drains. As with everything
in the commercial roofing industry, no one strategy is better than
the others; they all are appropriate at one time or another
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