Flat Roof Leak Detection Meppershall

Meppershall Flat Roof Leak Detection
Professional Commercial Flat Roof Inspectors

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How Important Is It To Identify Flat Roof Leaks Quickly

Your flat roof is an important part of your building as it protects the structure and your contents 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. 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 roof inspectors can inspect your roof and determine the source of the leak quickly, which will help you to avoid costly repairs and replacements.

Poor installation, poor maintenance and exposure to severe weather can all make flat roofs susceptible to leaks. 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. 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 Meppershall and throughout the Bedfordshire area, including Campton, Lower Stondon, Shefford, Chicksands, Upper Gravenhurst, Shillington, Clifton, Pirton, Arlesey, Clophill count=”5″].

Do you have a flat roof that is leaking?

Specialists In Electronic Flat Roof Leak Detection

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 roof technicians are qualified to inspect all types of flat roofs in Meppershall and throughout the Bedfordshire area, both residential and commercial. 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. We can conduct leak detection tests and surveys in any weather condition. 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).

It is important to visually inspect and electronically test the waterproofing integrity of roofing membranes before they are overlaid. 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 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.

All roof penetrations will be inspected and the roof surveyed. This will include an inspection 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 of our roof surveys are done in compliance with all requirements of major UK warranty providers, British Standards, The Property Care Association and CIRIA.

If you have further questions about our Meppershall flat roof leak detection contact us today to get a free quotation.

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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.

  • Preventing Structural Damage - Water leaks can damage your building’s structural integrity if they aren’t addressed promptly. This could lead you to expensive repairs or even a building collapse. Early leak detection will help preserve your building’s structural integrity, and help avoid larger damage.
  • Mould And Mildew Growth Avoidance- 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.
  • Reducing Repair Costs - The longer a roof leak goes unnoticed, the more damage it causes. This will lead to more complicated and costly repairs than if the leak was found earlier. Rapidly identifying leaks can minimise damage and reduce repair costs.
  • Saving 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.
  • Reduce Your 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.

Reducing 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 may appear as discoloured patches or water droplets and can indicate a leaking roof. It is important to have a professional roof inspection done in order to determine the actual cause of water spots on your ceiling as water stains can be caused due to other reasons, such as plumbing leaks.
  • 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. 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.
  • A flat roof leak could be the cause of a musty or mouldy odour. The growth of mould and mildew can occur when water enters the structure, leaving you with a musty odour. This can pose a serious health risk and must be addressed 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. This could also be due to inadequate insulation or poor 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.

If you have further questions about our Meppershall flat roof leak detection contact us today to get a free quotation.

Flat Roof Leak Detection Frequently Asked Questions

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.

 

 

If you have further questions about our Meppershall flat roof leak detection contact us today to get a free quotation.