Flat Roof Leak Detection Biscot

Biscot Flat Roof Leak Detection
Commercial Flat Roof Inspections

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The Importance Of Identifying 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 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. 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 could be caused due to cracked flashing, blocked gutters or 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 regular roofing maintenance plan will help to keep your roof in good repair over the long term, and regular roof inspections can also be helpful to detect minor leaks before they become serious problems.

Our team provides both commercial and residential roof leak detection services throughout Biscot as well as the entire Bedfordshire region, including High Town, Luton, Limbury, Round Green, Hart Hill.

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

Electronic Flat-Roof Leak Detection Specialists

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 are qualified to inspect all types of flat roofs in Biscot and throughout the Bedfordshire area, both residential and commercial. 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. Leakage surveys and tests can be performed in all weather conditions. After your flat-roof survey is completed, you will receive a complete Health and Safety Plan and Risk assessments, as well as Method Statements. These together make up an extensive O&M Manual.

Integrity Testing For New Flat, Green And Blue Roofs

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).

Before any roofing membrane is overlaid, it must be visually examined and electronically tested to ensure waterproofing integrity. 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 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.

All roof penetrations will be inspected and the roof surveyed. 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 our roof surveys follow the requirements of all major UK warranty providers as well as British Standards, The Property Care Association, and CIRIA.

If you have further questions about our flat roof leak detection in Biscot contact us today to book a free quote.

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It Is Vital To Detect A Leak Quickly For Property Protection.

  • Structural Damage Prevention - If not taken care of promptly water leaks can harm your building’s structural integrity. These water leaks can lead to costly repairs and even the possibility of your building collapsing. You can preserve the structural integrity of your building and prevent more serious damage by detecting leaks early.
  • 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 keep your building safe, healthy and free from mould and mildew by finding leaks in the roof early.
  • Reducing Repair Costs - The longer a leak is not fixed the more damage it creates. This will require more expensive and complicated repairs than if it was discovered sooner. Leakage can be quickly identified and repaired to minimise damage.
  • Energy Cost Savings - 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 Your Insurance Costs - If your building has a history of water damage then you may get charged higher premiums by your insurance company. Avoiding water damage by finding leaks quickly can help you keep your insurance premiums low.

Reduce insurance costs: If your building has a history of water damage then you may get charged higher premiums by your insurance company. Avoiding water damage by finding leaks quickly can help you keep your insurance premiums low.

Flat Roof Leaks: Common Symptoms

  • A flat roof leak can be easily detected by water stains on the ceiling. These stains can appear in the form of discoloured patches, or even water droplets, and could indicate that there is a roof leak. Because water stains can occur on ceilings due to other issues, such as plumbing leaks, a professional roof inspection may be necessary.
  • A flat roof leak may be indicated by signs such as peeling wallpaper and paint. The wallpaper or paint may start peeling off the walls when water seeps into the attic and through the ceiling. 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. Water can cause mould growth and mildew to grow inside the structure, which can lead to your property having a musty odour. This could be a health hazard and should be corrected immediately.
  • Condensation in the roof is another sign that there is a roof leak. When the outside temperature is higher than inside, condensation can build up on the roof’s surface. This indicates a leak. This can also be caused by either inadequate insulation or inadequate ventilation.

Remember that these symptoms can also be caused by other problems, so a professional roof inspection should be carried out to find the exact source of the problem.

If you have further questions about our flat roof leak detection in Biscot contact us today to book a free quote.

Flat Roof Leak Detection Frequently Asked Questions

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 have further questions about our flat roof leak detection in Biscot contact us today to book a free quote.