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Great Gaddesden Flat Roof Leak Detection
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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 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 flat roof leak could allow water into your home from multiple places, this can then cause severe damage to your property and the contents. within. Our leak detection experts will inspect the roof and find the source of any leaks quickly, helping you to avoid expensive repairs or replacements.

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

It is important that you remember that not all roof problems are obvious, roof leak experts have the experience and the tools to be able to detect roof leaks. 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 residential and commercial roof inspection services in Great Gaddesden and throughout the Hertfordshire area, including Nettleden, Potten End, Gadebridge, Little Gaddesden, Grovehill, Highfield, Chaulden, Studham, Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted count=”5″].

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Specialists In Electronic Flat Roof Leak Detection

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 Great Gaddesden roof technicians can test any type of flat roof, both residential and commercial, throughout the Hertfordshire area. 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. Leakage surveys and tests can be performed in all weather conditions. 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).

It is important to visually inspect and electronically test the waterproofing integrity of roofing membranes before they are overlaid. 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. Testing should be performed only by an outside party that is not involved in the roofing contract.

An inspection of all roof penetrations will be performed and the roof will be 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 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.

For your FREE no-obligation quote for any of our Great Gaddesden flat roof leak detection services get in touch today.

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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 cause costly repairs, or worse, your building may collapse. You can preserve the structural integrity of your building and prevent more serious damage by detecting leaks early.
  • Preventing The Formation Of Mold And Mildew - Mold and mildew can have major health effects on the occupants of your building and can be prevented by sealing any leaks in your roof quickly. You can keep your building safe, healthy and free from mould and mildew by finding leaks in the roof early.
  • Reduce Repair Costs - The longer a roof leak goes unnoticed, the more damage it causes. This will mean that repairs are more complicated and expensive than if the problem was identified earlier. Rapidly identifying leaks can minimise damage and reduce repair costs.
  • Save On Energy Costs - A roof leak can cause draughts and make it harder to keep your building at a comfortable temperature, which can increase your energy costs. You can reduce your energy consumption by finding roof leaks early.
  • Reduce Your 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 can appear in the form of discoloured patches, or even water droplets, and could indicate that there is a roof leak. Water stains on the ceiling may also be caused by plumbing leaks, therefore a professional roof inspection will help to pinpoint the source.
  • 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. High humidity and condensation can also lead to this, you should have a professional roof inspector inspect your roof to confirm that there aren’t 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 could present a significant health risk, and it must be fixed immediately.
  • Another sign of a leaky roof is condensation on the roof’s inside. If the temperature inside the building is higher that the outside, condensation can form on the roof surface. This signals 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.

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Flat Roof Leak Detection Frequently Asked Questions

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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