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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 likely to leak than sloped roofs and even a minor leak can very quickly escalate into a major problem if it’s not fixed 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 leak detection specialists can inspect your roof to identify the source of the leak quickly and prevent costly repairs and replacements.

Flat roofs can leak due to many factors including, poor installation, inadequate maintenance, or exposure to severe weather. Flat roof leaks are caused by many factors such as cracked flashings, blocked gutters and punctures from fallen 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 can provide commercial and residential roof inspection, and leak detection services in Slip End and throughout the Bedfordshire area including Caddington, New Town, Markyate, Luton, High Town.

Are you the owner of a flat-roofed building that leaks?

Electronic Flat-Roof Leak Detection Specialists

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 Slip End and throughout the Bedfordshire area, both residential and commercial. Using non-destructive flat roof electronic leak detection techniques, such as high voltage dielectric electric integrity testing, low voltage earth leakage testing, differential pressure vacuum testing and drone surveying & thermal imaging, will help them to locate the point of entry quickly and precisely. It doesn’t matter what the weather is like for a leak detection survey. 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.

Integrity Testing For New Flat, Green And Blue Roofs

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 a roofing membrane is overlaid it should be visually examined and electronically tested for 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 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. 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 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 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.

If you’re looking for Slip End flat roof leak detection services we can help, get in touch today to get a free quotation.

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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 leak detection can save your building’s structural integrity and help to avoid further damage.
  • Avoiding Mold And Mildew - Roof leaks can lead to the growth of mildew and mould, which can have a negative impact on the health and well-being of the building’s occupants. 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. Leakage can be quickly identified and repaired to minimise damage.
  • 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 .
  • Reduce Insurance Costs - Insurance companies may increase your premiums if there is a history of water damage. Avoiding water damage by finding leaks quickly can help you keep your insurance premiums low.

Reducing insurance costs: Insurance companies may increase your premiums if there is a history of water damage. Avoiding water damage by finding leaks quickly can help you keep your insurance premiums low.

Common Symptoms Of A Flat Roof Leak

  • Water stains on the ceiling are the most obvious signs of a leaking roof. 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.
  • A flat roof leak may be indicated by signs such as peeling wallpaper and 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.
  • Mouldy or musty odours could also indicate that you have a leaking roof. A leaky roof can promote the growth of mold or mildew and cause 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. 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.

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’re looking for Slip End flat roof leak detection services we can help, get in touch today to get a free quotation.

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’re looking for Slip End flat roof leak detection services we can help, get in touch today to get a free quotation.