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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. 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 be vulnerable to leaks due to a variety of factors including poor installation, poor maintenance, and exposure 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 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. Regular professional roof inspections can maintain the integrity of your roof and help to detect any potential problems before they become major ones.

Our team provides both residential and commercial roof inspection services in Hemel Hempstead and throughout the Hertfordshire area, including Boxmoor, Highfield, Gadebridge, Bennetts End, Chaulden, Apsley, Grovehill, Leverstock Green, Nash Mills, Potten End count=”5″].

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Experts 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 highly trained roof technicians are able to test all types of flat roofing, both residential and commercial in Hemel Hempstead and throughout the Hertfordshire area. 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-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

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. 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. According to section 7.11.25.2 of the “Roof Coverings – Green Roofing” section 7.11, the waterproof membrane must be tested for integrity before any other components are added to it. Testing should be performed by an independent party not connected to the roofing contract.

A roof survey will be done and all roof penetrations will be inspected. This will include an assessment and examination of 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 comply with the requirements set forth by the major UK warranty providers as well as British Standards, The Property Care Association, and CIRIA.

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

  • Prevention Of Structural Damage - Water leaks can damage your building’s structural integrity if they aren’t addressed promptly. 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 - 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 that a roof leak remains unnoticed the greater the damage it will cause. This will mean that repairs are more complicated and expensive than if the problem was identified earlier. 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 cut down on your energy costs by finding roof leaks and fixing them quickly .
  • Lowering Insurance Costs - If your building has a history of water damage then you may get charged higher premiums by your insurance company. By finding and fixing any leaks as soon as possible, you can avoid serious damage and lower your insurance premiums.

Reduce insurance costs: If your building has a history of water damage then you may get charged higher premiums by your insurance company. 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

  • A flat roof leak can be easily detected by water stains on the ceiling. These stains can be in the form of water droplets or discoloured patches and could indicate 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.
  • Peeling paint or wallpaper is another sign that your flat-roof could be leaking. 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.
  • A mouldy or musty odour may also be a sign of a leak in your flat 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 pose a risk to your health and should be repaired 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. It could also be caused by poor 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.

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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.

 

 

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