Luton Flat Roof Leak Detection

Luton Flat Roof Leak Detection
Professional Flat Roof Inspectors For Commercial Properties

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  • 99% Success Rate
  • Prevents further damage to your property

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The Importance Of Identifying Flat Roof Leaks Quickly

Your flat roof is vital as it protects the structure and the content of your building from the weather. 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 inspection experts can help identify the source of leakage quickly, preventing any serious damage to your property and its contents, avoiding costly repairs and 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 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 roof inspection and leak detection services for both residential and commercial customers in Luton and throughout the Bedfordshire area, including High Town, New Town, Hart Hill, Biscot, Round Green.

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Electronic Flat Roof Leak Detection Experts

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

Our Luton 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. 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).

Before any roofing membrane is overlaid, it must be visually examined and electronically tested to ensure waterproofing integrity. 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. The waterproof membrane must be checked for integrity before applying any other components, as per section 7.11.15.2 under “Roof Coverings –Green Roofing” section 7.111.11. Testing should be performed only by an outside party that is not involved in the roofing contract.

All roof penetrations will be inspected and the roof surveyed. 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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Every job is unique and we have the knowledge and experience to deal effectively with all types of roofs and customer needs. All our roof surveys follow the requirements of all major UK warranty providers as well as British Standards, The Property Care Association, and CIRIA.

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

  • Prevention Of 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. 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. You can keep your building safe, healthy and free from mould and mildew by finding leaks in the roof early.
  • Repair Costs Can Be Reduced - The longer a leak is not fixed the more damage it creates. 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 cut down on your energy costs by finding roof leaks and fixing them quickly .
  • Lowering Insurance Costs - Insurance companies may increase your premiums if there is a history of water damage. It is possible to keep your insurance premiums down by identifying any leaks early and avoiding damages.

Reduce Your Insurance Costs Insurance companies may increase your premiums if there is a history of water damage. It is possible to keep your insurance premiums down by identifying any leaks early and avoiding damages.

Common Symptoms Of A Flat Roof Leak

  • A flat roof leak can be easily detected by water stains on the ceiling. These stains could be either discoloured patches or water droplets and can indicate that your roof is leaking. Water stains on the ceiling may also be caused by plumbing leaks, therefore a professional roof inspection will help to pinpoint the source.
  • A flat roof leak may be indicated by signs such as peeling wallpaper and 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.
  • Condensation inside the roof is another sign of a flat 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.

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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Flat Roof Leak Detection FAQs

What is the most common defect in flat roof?

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.

Why do insurance companies not like flat roofs?

Why are flat roofs hard to insure? A flat roof collects debris and is subject to pooling, leading to roof damage and water leaks. It may require more professional roofing repairs or ongoing maintenance. Plus, flat roofs are not designed to bear as much weight as sloped roofs

Are flat roofs cheaper to replace?

A hallmark of modern home design, flat roofs can also be less expensive to install than sloped or pitched roofs. Flat roof repairs cost $700, on average, with high repair costs of about $1,100 and low costs around $300.

What are the problems with flat roofs?

Flat roofs tend to have more pressure exerted on them since they are flat instead of slanted. Sometimes this pressure can build up, and if the pressure and stress become excessive, it can cause your roof to crack. If your roof does crack, you should call a professional immediately.

How do you seal a hole in a flat roof?

Cut Patch and Coat Cut a patch that is about 6 inches longer and wider than the first patch. Spread roofing cement, set the patch into the cement, and spread another layer of cement over the patch. Once it has dried coat the area with aluminum-fiber coating.

 

 

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