Dunstable Roof Inspection

Flat Roof Leak Detection Dunstable
Professional Commercial Flat Roof Inspectors

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The Importance Of Identifying Flat Roof Leaks Quickly

Your flat roof is an important part of your building as it protects the structure and your contents from the weather. Flat roofs are more susceptible to leaking than a sloped roof, and a minor problem can very quickly turn into a major issue if it is not addressed promptly. With a leak, your flat roof may allow water to enter your home through multiple points, this can seriously damage your property and the contents. Our roof leak detection specialists can inspect your roof to identify the source of the leak quickly and prevent costly repairs and replacements.

Flat roofs can leak due to many factors including, poor installation, inadequate maintenance, or exposure to severe weather. Flat roof leaks are caused by many factors such as cracked flashings, blocked gutters and punctures from fallen 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.

Are you the owner of a flat-roofed building that leaks?

Electronic Flat Roof Leak Detection Experts

We are an independent UK flat-roof leak detection company, with expertise in third party leak detection and integrity tests for all types of flat roofs and structural waterproofing membranes.

Our roof technicians based in Dunstable can inspect all types of flat roof throughout the Bedfordshire areas, both residential and commercial. They use non-destructive flat roof electronic leak detection methods like low voltage earth leakage testing, high dielectric electronic integrity testing, differential pressure vacuum testing, drone surveying & thermal imaging to locate the entry point quickly and precisely. Leakage surveys and tests can be performed in all weather conditions. After your flat roofing survey is complete, you’ll receive a complete Health and Safety Plan, Risk Assessments and Method Statements which together form an extensive O&M Manual.

New Flat, Green And Blue Roof Integrity Testing

Any new flat, green or blue roofs must comply with NHBC chapter 7.1 of Flat Roofs. Terraces. And Balconies and 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. Any defects should be repaired and the membrane should be retested before adding additional layers, as per NHBC Chapter 7.1.9 (Green Roofs & Propriety Roofs).

Premier Guarantee Structural Warranties extend this a step further. Section 7.11.15.2, “Roof Coverings –Green Roofing” section 7.11 requires that the waterproof membrane be tested for integrity prior to any additional components being applied. The testing should be done by a third party, who is not related to the roofing contract.

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

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We understand that every job is different, and we have the expertise to deal with any type of roof 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 are searching for Dunstable flat roof leak detection services then please get in touch today to book a free quote.

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For Property Protection, Rapid Leak Detection Is Crucial For Many Reasons.

  • Preventing Structural Damage - Water leaks can damage your building’s structural integrity if they aren’t addressed promptly. This could lead you to expensive repairs or even a building collapse. Early leak detection will help preserve your building’s structural integrity, and help avoid larger damage.
  • Avoiding Mold And Mildew - Roof leaks can result in the growth of mould and mildew, which can have detrimental effects on the health of your building’s occupants. By detecting roof leaks early, you can help keep your building safe by stopping the spread of mildew and mould.
  • 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. It is possible to reduce damage and repair costs by quickly identifying leaks.
  • Saving 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.
  • Reduce Insurance Costs - Insurance companies may increase your premiums if there is a history of water damage. It is possible to keep your insurance premiums down by identifying any leaks early and avoiding damages.

Reduce insurance costs: Insurance companies may increase your premiums if there is a history of water damage. It is possible to keep your insurance premiums down by identifying any leaks early and avoiding damages.

Flat Roof Leaks: The Signs To Look For

  • Water stains on the ceiling are the most obvious signs of a leaking roof. These stains may appear as discoloured patches or water droplets and can indicate a leaking roof. It is important to have a professional roof inspection done in order to determine the actual cause of water spots on your ceiling as water stains can be caused due to other reasons, such as plumbing leaks.
  • A flat roof leak may be indicated by signs such as peeling wallpaper and paint. Leakage can be signalled by peeling wallpaper or paint which is caused when water seeps from the ceiling into the attic. High humidity and condensation could also be the cause of this, to ensure that there are no leaks, it is essential to have a professional roof inspector examine your roof for any leaks.
  • Mouldy or musty odours could also indicate that you have a leaking roof. The growth of mould and mildew can occur when water enters the structure, leaving you with a musty odour. This can pose a serious health risk and must be addressed immediately.
  • Condensation in the roof is another sign that there is a roof leak. Condensation on the roof surface can occur when the temperature inside is higher than outside. This signals a leak. This can also be caused by either inadequate insulation or inadequate ventilation.

Keep in mind, however, that these symptoms may also be caused by other issues, therefore, a professional roof inspection will be required to determine the actual source of the problem.

If you are searching for Dunstable flat roof leak detection services then please get in touch today to book a free quote.

Roof Leak Detection FAQs

Why put gravel on a flat roof?

Gravel and pea shingle have two primary purposes on a flat roof; they provide a 'loading coat' and they afford UV protection. As ballast, the gravel will help anchor the material underneath and lower the risk of it being blown off in high winds.

Does walking on a flat roof damage it?

Flat Roofs A flat roof is less precarious than a pitched one, but you still run the risk of damaging the felt and potentially going through the membrane. You're less likely to cause damage on a warm day, and it's generally advisable to lay boards across it to walk on.

What do roofers use on flat roofs?

The most common ones include EPDM rubber, single-ply (TPO, PVC), modified bitumen, built-up roofs (BUR), and spray polyurethane foam. Many homeowners choose either EPDM or TPO. EPDM roofs are affordable and can reach a lifespan of 30+ years.

What is the most common defect in flat roof?

Leaks. Leaks are an all-too-common occurrence in buildings with flat roofs. This is mostly because flat roofs tend to lose their ability to effectively shed water if not properly maintained. Once moisture is unable to drain from the roof, it's just a matter of time before it finds its way into the building.

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.

 

 

If you are searching for Dunstable flat roof leak detection services then please get in touch today to book a free quote.