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The Importance Of Identifying 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. However, flat roofs have a higher risk of leaking than sloped roofing, and if not dealt with promptly, even a minor leak can become a major problem very quickly. 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 roof leak detection specialists can inspect your roof to identify the source of the leak quickly and prevent costly repairs and replacements.

Poor installation, poor maintenance and exposure to severe weather can all make flat roofs susceptible to leaks. 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 Parkside and throughout the Bedfordshire area, including Houghton Regis, Chalton, Sundon Park, Dunstable, Leagrave, California, Sewell, Limbury, Toddington, Totternhoe count=”5″].

Do you have a building with a flat roof area that leaks?

Electronic Flat-Roof Leak Detection Specialists

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 Parkside and throughout the Bedfordshire 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. It doesn’t matter what the weather is like for a leak detection survey. After the flat roof inspection is completed, you will receive an O&M Manual that includes a comprehensive Health and Safety Plan, Risk Assessments and Method Statements.

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. Any potential flaws in the membrane must be corrected and then the membrane should be retested before being overlaid, in accordance with 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 performed by a third party unrelated to 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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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 follow the requirements of all major UK warranty providers as well as British Standards, The Property Care Association, and CIRIA.

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

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

  • Prevention Of Structural Damage - If not taken care of promptly water leaks can harm your building’s structural integrity. 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.
  • Preventing The Formation Of Mold And Mildew - 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. By detecting roof leaks early, you can help keep your building safe 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 result in more costly and complex repairs than if the leak was detected earlier. By identifying leaks quickly, you can reduce damage and save money.
  • Saving 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. You can reduce your energy consumption by finding roof leaks early.
  • 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.

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.

Common Symptoms Of A Flat Roof Leak

  • Water stains on the ceiling are one of the most evident indicators of a flat roof leak. These stains may appear as discoloured patches or water droplets and can indicate a leaking roof. To find the source of the problem, a professional roof inspector is required, as water spots on the ceiling could also be caused other problems such as plumbing leaks.
  • Peeling paint or wallpaper is another sign that your flat-roof could be leaking. When water seeps down through the ceiling and into your attic, wallpaper or paint may peel off from walls. This could indicate a leak. This can also be caused by high humidity or condensation, so it is important to have a professional inspect the roof to ensure there are no leaks.
  • A flat roof leak could be the cause of a musty or mouldy odour. If water is allowed to enter the structure, it can encourage the growth of mold and mildew, which can lead to 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. When the temperature inside of the building is warmer than the outside, condensation may build up on the roof. This can indicate a leak. This could also be due to inadequate insulation or poor ventilation.

It is important to remember that symptoms like these can also be caused by other problems, therefore a professional roof inspection is necessary to pinpoint the root cause.

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

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.

 

 

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