Traditional roof drainage systems are functional, but present a variety of issues for businesses. As water spreads across the roof, it naturally flows to the lowest point (where the downpipe is situated), where it then flows down the gutter to the ground. However, the conventional design features a significant flaw. As water flows through the downpipe, it takes air with it, and this limits the efficiency of the system.
The main difference is the siphonic drainage system’s anti-vortex plate. This performs the function of a baffle, creating a vacuum within the downpipe – and no air means greater efficiency. The anti-vortex plate also stops leaves from entering the pipe, thus preventing blockage.
The creation of a vacuum within the downpipe means that the drainage process is far quicker. Water is naturally pulled down by gravity, where it either travels to the ground, or to a recycling collection point.
Explaining the Benefits
IPS supply a range of roof drainage solutions, designed to offer greater efficiency and a higher standard of performance.
If you’d like to find out more about our siphonic drainage solutions, and the advantages of the system, simply get in contact with the IPS Roofing team today by calling 01969 625000.