Dunstable Roof Inspection

Dunstable Flat Roof Leak Detection
Experienced Commercial Flat Roof Inspectors

Don't let a leaking flat roof ruin your property
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  • Non Destructive Solution
  • Accurately pinpoint your leak
  • 99% Success Rate
  • Prevents further damage to your property

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How Important Is It To Identify Flat Roof Leaks Quickly

Your flat roof is vital as it protects the structure and the content of your building from the weather. Flat roofs can be more vulnerable to leaks that sloped roofs, and if they aren’t addressed quickly, a small leak can very quickly grow into a serious problem. A leak in your flat roof can lead to multiple water entry points, which can cause serious damage to your property and the contents. Our leak detection experts will inspect the roof and find the source of any leaks quickly, helping you to avoid expensive repairs or replacements.

Flat roofs can leak due to many factors including, poor installation, inadequate maintenance, or exposure to severe weather. Flat roof leaks can result from a number of factors including cracked flashing, blocked gutters and punctures caused by falling objects.

It is important to keep in mind that not all roof leaks will be obvious, some may require the expertise and tools of a roof leak expert to find. A good roofing plan can keep your roof in great condition for a long time, and routine professional roof inspections are a good way of identifying any minor leaks before they become a more serious problem.

Our team can provide commercial and residential roof inspection, and leak detection services in Dunstable and throughout the Bedfordshire area including California, Houghton Regis, Sewell, Church End, Parkside.

Do you have a flat roof that is leaking?

Electronic Flat-Roof Leak Detection Specialists

We are an independent UK flat roof leak detection company, who specialise in third-party electronic leak detection and integrity testing of all types of flat roofs and structural waterproofing membranes.

Our highly trained roof technicians are able to test all types of flat roofing, both residential and commercial in Dunstable and throughout the Bedfordshire area. They can quickly locate the entry point by using non-destructive flat roof electronic leak detection techniques including low voltage earth leakage testing, differential pressure vacuum testing, high voltage dielectric electronic integrity testing, drone surveys & thermal imaging. It doesn’t matter what the weather is like for a leak detection survey. After the flat roof inspection is completed, you will receive an O&M Manual that includes a comprehensive Health and Safety Plan, Risk Assessments and Method Statements.

Integrity Testing For New Flat, Green And Blue Roofs

All flat roofs that are new have to comply with NHBC Chapter 7.1, Flat Roofs, Terraces, and Balconies, as well as British Standard 6229, 2018 (Flat Roofs With Continuously Supported Flexible Waterproof Coverings, Code of Practice).

It is important to visually inspect and electronically test the waterproofing integrity of roofing membranes before they are overlaid. The membrane should be repaired and retested before any further layers are added, according to NHBC Chapter 7.1.9 (Green Roofs & Propriety Roofs).

Premier Guarantee Structural Warranties take it one step further. According to section 7.11.25.2 in the “Roof Coverings –Green Roofing”, section 7.11, waterproof membrane integrity must be verified before any other components can be applied. Testing should be performed only by an outside party that is not involved in the roofing contract.

A roof survey will be done and all roof penetrations will be inspected. This will include an assessment and examination of any roof penetrations, terminations, mounts for equipment, roof membrane conditions, parapet wall coping and perimeter flashing.

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Every job is unique and we have the knowledge and experience to deal effectively with all types of roofs and customer needs. All roof surveys are conducted in accordance to the requirements of major UK warranty companies, British Standards, The Property Care Association and CIRIA.

If you’re looking for Dunstable flat roof leak detection we can help, get in touch today to book a free quote.

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You Need To Be Able To Quickly Detect Leaks In Order For Your Property To Be Protected For A Variety Of Reasons.

  • Prevention Of Structural Damage - If not taken care of promptly water leaks can harm your building’s structural integrity. This could lead you to expensive repairs or even a building collapse. Early detection of a leak can help you preserve your building’s structural integrity and prevent further damage.
  • Avoiding Mold And Mildew Growth Roof leaks can result in the growth of mould and mildew, which can have detrimental effects on the health of your building’s occupants. You can prevent mold and mildew spreading by early roof leak detection.
  • Repair Costs Can Be Reduced - The longer a leak is not fixed the more damage it creates. This will lead to more complicated and costly repairs than if the leak was found earlier. Leakage can be quickly identified and repaired to minimise damage.
  • Save On Energy Costs - A roof leak could also lead to higher energy bills, as the leak’s location can cause draughts, which can make it harder for your building to stay at a moderate temperature. If roof leaks can be detected early it could reduce your energy costs.
  • Reducing Insurance Costs - If your building has a history of water damage then you may get charged higher premiums by your insurance company. Your insurance premiums can be reduced by finding any leaks promptly and avoiding any damage.

Lowering insurance costs: If your building has a history of water damage then you may get charged higher premiums by your insurance company. Your insurance premiums can be reduced by finding any leaks promptly and avoiding any damage.

Common Symptoms Of A Flat Roof Leak

  • Water stains on the ceiling are one of the most evident indicators of a flat roof leak. These stains can appear in the form of discoloured patches, or even water droplets, and could indicate that there is a roof leak. To find the source of the problem, a professional roof inspector is required, as water spots on the ceiling could also be caused other problems such as plumbing leaks.
  • Another sign that you have a flat roof leak, is peeling wallpaper or paint. Leakage can be signalled by peeling wallpaper or paint which is caused when water seeps from the ceiling into the attic. Condensation or high humidity can also cause this problem, therefore, it is crucial that a professional roof inspector assesses your roof for any leaks.
  • A mouldy or musty odour may also be a sign of a leak in your flat roof. The growth of mould and mildew can occur when water enters the structure, leaving you with a musty odour. This could be a health hazard and should be corrected immediately.
  • Condensation inside the roof is another sign of a flat roof leak. If the temperature inside the building is higher that the outside, condensation can form on the roof surface. This signals a leak. This could also be due to inadequate insulation or poor ventilation.

It is important to remember that symptoms like these can also be caused by other problems, therefore a professional roof inspection is necessary to pinpoint the root cause.

If you’re looking for Dunstable flat roof leak detection we can help, get in touch today to book a free quote.

Roof Leak Detection FAQs

Does insurance cover flat roofs?

Insurers in most cases will define flat roofs as being pitched at 10 degrees or less. Having a small part of your roof being flat usually is not a problem, but if over 25% of your roof is flat, you may find that most insurers may not be able to offer you any cover at all.

How long does flat roof sealant last?

Summary: roof coating systems last 10-20 years, but once they reach the end of their warranty, they can be recoated and a new warranty begins. The process can be repeated, making roof coating systems a renewable and sustainable roofing system.

Should a flat roof hold any water?

Whilst brief and occasional ponding is acceptable on a flat roof, regular or long-lasting ponding could be an indication that there is an issue with the roof that needs to be addressed.

Should I avoid buying a house with a flat roof?

Flat roofs are considered versatile and simple to maintain, but they can also be costly to repair. They are an energy-efficient alternative to sloped roofs but often come with issues such as a higher risk of leaking and water pooling. Flat roofs often have a shorter lifespan compared to sloped roofs

What is the major disadvantage of using a flat roof?

The biggest drawback of flat roofs is the drainage or lack thereof. Sure, flat roofs do have a slight slope that drains the water, but not nearly as efficiently as a pitched roof. The rainwater tends to remain on the roof and form a puddle, which can lead to possible leaks or material damage

 

 

If you’re looking for Dunstable flat roof leak detection we can help, get in touch today to book a free quote.