Roof Leak Detection Breachwood Green

Breachwood Green Flat Roof Leak Detection

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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Flat Roof Leaks: The Importance Of Identifying Then Quickly

Your flat roof is an important aspect of your building, protecting the structure as well as the contents from the weather. Flat roofs are more likely to leak than sloped roofs and even a minor leak can very quickly escalate into a major problem if it’s not fixed 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 roof inspectors can inspect your roof and determine the source of the leak quickly, which will help you to avoid costly repairs and replacements.

Poor installation, poor maintenance and exposure to severe weather can all make flat roofs susceptible to leaks. Flat roof leaks may be caused by cracked flashing, punctures from falling objects and blocked gutters.

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 Breachwood Green and throughout the Hertfordshire area including Kings Walden, Wigmore, Whitwell, Kimpton, St Pauls Walden.

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Experts In Electronic Flat Roof Leak Detection

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 Breachwood Green can inspect all types of flat roof throughout the Hertfordshire areas, both residential and commercial. They will quickly and accurately locate the entry point using non-destructive flat roof electronic leak detection techniques such as low voltage earth leakage testing, high voltage dielectric electronic integrity testing, differential pressure vacuum testing, thermal imaging and drone surveying. It doesn’t matter what the weather is like for a leak detection survey. After your flat roof survey is complete, you will be provided with a Health and Safety Plan, Risk Assessments and Method Statements. This together forms 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).

Before roofing membranes are overlaid, they should be visually checked and electronically tested for waterproofing. Any potential flaws in the membrane must be corrected and then the membrane should be retested before being overlaid, in accordance with NHBC Chapter 7.1.9 (Green Roofs & Propriety Roofs).

Premier Guarantee Structural Warranties go 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. The testing should be done by a third party, who is not related to the roofing contract.

An inspection of all roof penetrations will be performed and the roof will be surveyed. This includes an inspection and assessment of all roof penetrations, terminations, mounts for equipment, roof membrane conditions, parapet wall coping and perimeter flashing.

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We know every job is unique, and we have the experience and training to handle all types of roofs and customer needs. All our roof surveys comply with the requirements set forth by the major UK warranty providers as well as British Standards, The Property Care Association, and CIRIA.

If you’re looking for flat roof leak detection in Breachwood Green we can help, contact us today to book a free quotation.

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

  • Preventing Structural Damage - 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. 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 lead to the growth of mildew and mould, which can have a negative impact on the health and well-being of the building’s occupants. Early detection of a roof leak can help to keep your building safe and healthy by stopping the spread of mildew and mould.
  • Reducing Repair Costs - The longer that a roof leak remains unnoticed the greater the damage it will cause. 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 can cause draughts and make it harder to keep your building at a comfortable temperature, which can increase your energy costs. If roof leaks can be detected early it could reduce your energy costs.
  • Reduce Your Insurance Costs - Insurance companies may increase your premiums if there is a history of water damage. Your insurance premiums can be reduced by finding any leaks promptly and avoiding any damage.

Lowering insurance costs: Insurance companies may increase your premiums if there is a history of water damage. 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 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.
  • Peeling paint or wallpaper is another sign that your flat-roof could be leaking. Leakage can be signalled by peeling wallpaper or paint which is caused when water seeps from the ceiling into the attic. This can also be caused by high humidity or condensation, so it is important to have a professional inspect the roof to ensure there are no leaks.
  • Moldy or musty odour could also be an indication of a leaky flat roof. If water is allowed to enter the structure, it can encourage the growth of mold and mildew, which can lead to 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 poor 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’re looking for flat roof leak detection in Breachwood Green we can help, contact us today to book a free quotation.

Roof Leak Detection FAQs

What is the best way to stop a flat roof from leaking?

Install flashing. Adding flashings to your flat roofing system will prevent the most common sources of roof leaks. Flashing seals the seams around chimneys, guttering, vents, and more to prevent water ingress.

Can you seal a leaking flat roof?

For bigger sealing jobs, there are many flat roof sealing products homeowners can apply themselves: Roofer's tape. For slightly larger repair jobs on seams or tears, homeowners can use 6-inch wide roofer's tape. You'll prime the surface with a bitumen liquid coating and then roll the tape over the adhesive.

Are flat roofs more prone to leaking?

Flat roofs (a/k/a "low sloped roofs") are more prone to leaks than steep-sloped roofs. This is perhaps the worst kept secret in real estate. A flat roof is not designed with a path for water to run off quickly, which allows moisture to collect on the surface.

Is a leaking flat roof covered by insurance?

Most home insurance providers will cover the cost of repairs if roof leaks are due to a sudden, unexpected event, like storm damage or a falling tree. But you won't be covered for roof leaks that are due to wear and tear.

Is standing water on a flat roof OK?

On a performing flat roof ponding water is not a problem as it will drain, or even evaporate, away. However when your flat roof has uneven areas due to sagging, an insufficient slope, or drainage issues, the ponding water doesn't dissipate.

 

 

If you’re looking for flat roof leak detection in Breachwood Green we can help, contact us today to book a free quotation.