If you own a commercial property, you might not be aware of the importance of rain gutters. A commercial gutter system not only protects your property from water damage but also makes your business a more welcoming space for employees and customers.
Commercial rain gutters are designed to accommodate a commercial building’s needs and ensure that rainwater is directed from your building.
Keep scrolling to learn how commercial rain gutters protect your commercial building!
Safety and Liability
Many property owners install commercial rain gutters as a way to protect their buildings, but that isn’t all that they protect! If you have a parking lot or driveway in front of your commercial space, you could be looking at liability issues when it rains.
If you don’t have gutters installed on your commercial building, the rain will simply stream down off the roof and can pool around your building. Puddles can cause the concrete and asphalt to break forming potholes, cracked sidewalks, and other dangerous conditions for your employees and customers.
Dangerous conditions can put you at risk of being held liable for an injury on your property. Of course, if you want to provide the safest experience possible at your commercial space, therefore it is important to install commercial rain gutters.
Gutters will divert any water away from your commercial space, walkways, and other areas where pedestrians and cars travel. Such a simple solution can greatly reduce your liability.
Foundation and Roof Protection
Rainwater can equate to thousands of gallons and up to several inches of water coming off your roof during the rainy season. Commercial rain gutters can direct this water away from your structure, ultimately protecting the foundation and roof of your commercial building.
For low-pitched commercial roofs, which are the most commonly found on commercial properties, gutters help prevent water from pooling on the roof, which can lead to dry rot, cracks, leaking, sagging, and eventually moss and mold growth.
Further, if you have landscaping, gutters will protect that too!
Keep in mind that an effective commercial rain gutter system should have downspouts installed around every 35 linear feet to increase its effectiveness.
Commercial rain gutters can become a cost-effective investment in the long run because they will impact your building’s maintenance costs.
It’s simple. Commercial buildings with a well-functioning gutter system need less roof and foundation maintenance than those without.
Further, when you install Rhino Gutter Guards on your commercial gutters, you can forgo cleaning your business’s gutters of debris every spring and fall.
Commercial Gutter Style
Most home gutters have either U or K-shaped gutters and are often made from decorative materials like copper or are shaped to look like crown molding.
While some commercial spaces might elect to use these shapes, it is much more common to see box-shaped gutters on commercial properties. These gutters may not be as decorative, but they can hold a much higher volume of water and add a clean professional look to a commercial building.
We like to recommend seamless gutters for commercial applications as seamless gutters and downspouts rarely leak since they do not have seams or weak areas of construction.
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Protect Your Commercial Property
Protect your commercial property from Florida’s rainy season with commercial rain gutters installed by our team at The Rhino Gutter Company! From seamless gutters to our patented Rhino Gutter Guards, we will make sure that your commercial space is protected from the elements!
Call The Rhino Gutter Company for a commercial gutter quote today; (888) 407-4466!