Leagrave Flat Roof Inspection

Leagrave Flat Roof Leak Detection
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How Important Is It To Identify 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 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 may be caused by cracked flashing, punctures from falling objects and blocked gutters.

It’s important to remember not all roof leaks can be easily detected without the help of experts with the right tools and experience. 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 commercial and residential roof leak detection services throughout Leagrave as well as the entire Bedfordshire region, including Limbury, Sundon Park, Biscot, Warden Hill, Parkside.

Are you the owner of a flat-roofed building 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 Leagrave roof technicians can test any type of flat roof, both residential and commercial, throughout the Bedfordshire area. 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. 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.

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 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 go one 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 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 of our roof surveys are done in compliance with all requirements of major UK warranty providers, British Standards, The Property Care Association and CIRIA.

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

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

  • 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. You can preserve the structural integrity of your building and prevent more serious damage by detecting leaks early.
  • Avoiding Mold And Mildew Growth 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. Early detection of a roof leak can help to keep your building safe and healthy by stopping the spread of mildew and mould.
  • Reduce Repair Costs - The longer a leak is not fixed the more damage it creates. This will result in more costly and complex repairs than if the leak was detected earlier. Rapidly identifying leaks can minimise damage and reduce repair costs.
  • Save On Energy Costs - Roof leaks can lead to higher energy costs, because the leaks location may result draughts making it more difficult to maintain a comfortable temperature. If roof leaks can be detected early it could reduce your energy costs.
  • Lowering Insurance Costs - If your building has a history of water damage then you may get charged higher premiums by your insurance company. It is possible to keep your insurance premiums down by identifying any leaks early and avoiding damages.

Reducing insurance costs: If your building has a history of water damage then you may get charged higher premiums by your insurance company. It is possible to keep your insurance premiums down by identifying any leaks early and avoiding damages.

Flat Roof Leaks: The Signs To Look For

  • Water stains on the ceiling are one of the most evident indicators of a flat roof leak. 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.
  • If a flat roofing is leaking, it may be indicated by peeling wallpaper or paint. The wallpaper or paint may start peeling off the walls when water seeps into the attic and through the ceiling. Condensation or high humidity can also cause this problem, therefore, it is crucial that a professional roof inspector assesses your roof for any leaks.
  • A mouldy or musty odour may also be a sign of a leak in your flat roof. A leaky roof can promote the growth of mold or mildew and cause a musty odour. This can pose a serious health risk and must be addressed 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 could also be due to inadequate insulation or poor 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.

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

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.

 

 

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