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Rushmere Flat Roof Leak Detection
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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. Flat roof leaks can lead to multiple water entry points in the area below, which could cause severe damage to 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.

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 to remember that not every roof leak is obvious, without the specialist tools and experience of an roof leak detection specialist, some leaks may be difficult to identify. 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 roof inspection and leak detection services for both residential and commercial customers in Rushmere and throughout the Bedfordshire area, including Heath and Reach, Linslade, Billington, Hockliffe, Woburn.

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Electronic Flat Roof Leak Detection Experts

We are an independent UK flat-roof leak detection company, with expertise in third party leak detection and integrity tests for all types of flat roofs and structural waterproofing membranes.

Our roof technicians are qualified to inspect all types of flat roofs in Rushmere and throughout the Bedfordshire area, both residential and commercial. 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 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.

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 defects should be repaired and the membrane should be retested before adding additional layers, as per NHBC Chapter 7.1.9 (Green Roofs & Propriety Roofs).

Premier Guarantee Structural Warranties go 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 by an independent party not connected to the roofing contract.

An inspection of all roof penetrations will be performed and the roof will be surveyed. 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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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 comply with the requirements set forth by the major UK warranty providers as well as British Standards, The Property Care Association, and CIRIA.

If you have further questions about our Rushmere flat roof leak detection services get in touch today to book a free quote.

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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.

  • 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. You can preserve the structural integrity of your building and prevent more serious damage by detecting leaks early.
  • Avoiding Mold And Mildew - 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. By detecting roof leaks early, you can help keep your building safe by stopping the spread of mildew and mould.
  • Reduce Repair Costs - The longer that a roof leak remains unnoticed the greater the damage it will cause. This will require more expensive and complicated repairs than if it was discovered sooner. Rapidly identifying leaks can minimise damage and reduce repair costs.
  • Saving 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 .
  • 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.

Reduce Your 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 is one of the best indicators that a flat roof leak is occurring. 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.
  • Another sign that you have a flat roof leak, is peeling wallpaper or paint. When water seeps down through the ceiling and into your attic, wallpaper or paint may peel off from walls. This could indicate a leak. 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 mouldy or musty odour may also be a sign of a leak in your flat roof. 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 could present a significant health risk, and it must be fixed immediately.
  • Condensation from the inside is another indication of a flat roofing leak. Condensation on the roof surface can occur when the temperature inside is higher than outside. This signals 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.

If you have further questions about our Rushmere flat roof leak detection services get in touch today to book a free quote.

Roof Leak Detection FAQs

Does insurance cover flat roofs?

Insurers in most cases will define flat roofs as being pitched at 10 degrees or less. Having a small part of your roof being flat usually is not a problem, but if over 25% of your roof is flat, you may find that most insurers may not be able to offer you any cover at all.

How long does flat roof sealant last?

Summary: roof coating systems last 10-20 years, but once they reach the end of their warranty, they can be recoated and a new warranty begins. The process can be repeated, making roof coating systems a renewable and sustainable roofing system.

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.

Should I avoid buying a house with a flat roof?

Flat roofs are considered versatile and simple to maintain, but they can also be costly to repair. They are an energy-efficient alternative to sloped roofs but often come with issues such as a higher risk of leaking and water pooling. Flat roofs often have a shorter lifespan compared to sloped roofs

What is the major disadvantage of using a flat roof?

The biggest drawback of flat roofs is the drainage or lack thereof. Sure, flat roofs do have a slight slope that drains the water, but not nearly as efficiently as a pitched roof. The rainwater tends to remain on the roof and form a puddle, which can lead to possible leaks or material damage

 

 

If you have further questions about our Rushmere flat roof leak detection services get in touch today to book a free quote.