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The Importance Of Identifying Flat Roof Leaks Quickly

A flat roof is an important part of your building as it protects the structure and contents. 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 are susceptible to leaks because of a number of factors, including inadequate installation, poor maintenance, and being exposed 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 provides both residential and commercial roof inspection services in California and throughout the Bedfordshire area, including Dunstable, Church End, Totternhoe, Sewell, Churchend, Houghton Regis, Kensworth, Parkside, Eaton Bray, Holywell count=”5″].

Do you have a building with a flat roof area that leaks?

Electronic Flat Roof Leak Detection Experts

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

Our California roof technicians can test any type of flat roof, both residential and commercial, throughout the Bedfordshire area. Using non-destructive flat roof electronic leak detection techniques, such as high voltage dielectric electric integrity testing, low voltage earth leakage testing, differential pressure vacuum testing and drone surveying & thermal imaging, will help them to locate the point of entry quickly and precisely. We can conduct leak detection tests and surveys in any weather condition. 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.

Integrity Testing For New Flat, Green And Blue Roofs

New flat, green and blue roofs must adhere to NHBC Chapter 7.1 Flat Roofs, Terraces and Balconies, as well British Standard 6229: 2018, (Flat Roofs with Continuously Supported Flexible Weatherproof Coverings, Code Of Practice).

Before roofing membranes are overlaid, they should be visually checked and electronically tested for waterproofing. Any problems should be addressed and the membrane tested again before any further layers are applied, according to NHBC Chapter 7.1.9 (Green Roofs & Propriety Roofs).

Premier Guarantee Structural Warranties take it one 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.

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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 left unchecked, water leaks can harm your building’s structural integrity. This could lead to expensive repairs or even the danger 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 If your roof has leaks, mould and mildew can grow, which can be very bad for the health of the people who occupy your building. By detecting roof leaks early, you can help keep your building safe by stopping the spread of mildew and mould.
  • You Can Reduce Repair Costs - The longer roof leaks go unnoticed, the more damage that they cause. This will require more expensive and complicated repairs than if it was discovered sooner. It is possible to reduce damage and repair costs by quickly identifying leaks.
  • 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. You can reduce your energy consumption by finding roof leaks early.
  • Reducing Insurance Costs - Insurance companies may increase your premiums if there is a history of water damage. By finding and fixing any leaks as soon as possible, you can avoid serious damage and lower your insurance premiums.

Lowering insurance costs: Insurance companies may increase your premiums if there is a history of water damage. By finding and fixing any leaks as soon as possible, you can avoid serious damage and lower your insurance premiums.

Common Symptoms Of A Flat Roof Leak

  • Water stains on the ceiling are the most obvious signs of a leaking roof. These stains could be either discoloured patches or water droplets and can indicate that your roof is leaking. Because water stains can occur on ceilings due to other issues, such as plumbing leaks, a professional roof inspection may be necessary.
  • If a flat roofing is leaking, it may be indicated by 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. 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.
  • Mouldy or musty odours could also indicate that you have a leaking 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 could present a significant health risk, and it must be fixed immediately.
  • Condensation in the roof is another sign that there is a roof leak. If the temperature inside the building is higher that the outside, condensation can form on the roof surface. This signals a leak. It could also be caused by poor insulation or inadequate ventilation.

Keep in mind that these symptoms could also be caused by other problems. To determine the exact cause, a professional roof inspection may be necessary.

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Flat 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

 

 

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