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The Importance Of Identifying Flat Roof Leaks Quickly

Your flat roof is an important aspect of your building, protecting the structure as well as the 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 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 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 can be vulnerable to leaks due to a variety of factors including poor installation, poor maintenance, and exposure to severe weather. Flat roof leaks could be caused due to cracked flashing, blocked gutters or 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. Regular professional roof inspections are a good way to ensure that your roof is in good shape and help to detect any potential issues before they have become a major issue.

Our team provides both commercial and residential roof leak detection services throughout Totternhoe as well as the entire Bedfordshire region, including Church End, Sewell, Eaton Bray, California, Dunstable.

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Electronic Flat-Roof Leak Detection Specialists

We are an independent UK flat roof leak detection company that is fully accredited, and specialists in third party electronic leak detection and integrity testing for all types of flat roofs and structural waterproofing membranes.

Our roof technicians are qualified to inspect all types of flat roofs in Totternhoe 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. It doesn’t matter what the weather is like for a leak detection survey. 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

Any flat, green or blue roofs should adhere to NHBC Chapter 7.1. Flat Roofs. Terraces. and Balconies in addition to British Standard 6229: 2018, (Flat Roofs with Continuously Supported Flexible Weatherproof Coverings, Code Of Practice).

Before any roofing membrane is overlaid, it must be visually examined and electronically tested to ensure waterproofing integrity. 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 extend this a step further. According to section 7.11.25.2 in the “Roof Coverings –Green Roofing”, section 7.11, waterproof membrane integrity must be verified before any other components can be applied. The testing should be performed by a third party unrelated to the roofing contract.

A roof survey will be done and all roof penetrations will be inspected. 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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We understand that every job can be different and our team have the experience and knowledge to handle any kind of roof and customer requirements. All roof surveys are conducted in accordance to the requirements of major UK warranty companies, British Standards, The Property Care Association and CIRIA.

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

  • Preventing Structural Damage - If not taken care of promptly water leaks can harm your building’s structural integrity. These water leaks can lead to costly repairs and even the possibility of your building collapsing. Early leak detection will help preserve your building’s structural integrity, and help avoid larger damage.
  • Preventing The Formation Of 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 that a roof leak remains unnoticed the greater the damage it will cause. 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 - Roof leaks can lead to higher energy costs, because the leaks location may result draughts making it more difficult to maintain a comfortable temperature. If roof leaks can be detected early it could reduce your energy costs.
  • Reduce Insurance Costs - If your building has a history of water damage then you may get charged higher premiums by your insurance company. Avoiding water damage by finding leaks quickly can help you keep your insurance premiums low.

Reduce Your Insurance Costs If your building has a history of water damage then you may get charged higher premiums by your insurance company. Avoiding water damage by finding leaks quickly can help you keep your insurance premiums low.

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. Water stains on the ceiling may also be caused by plumbing leaks, therefore a professional roof inspection will help to pinpoint the source.
  • 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.
  • Moldy or musty odour could also be an indication of a leaky 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 be a health hazard and should be corrected 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.

Keep in mind that these symptoms could also be caused by other problems. To determine the exact cause, a professional roof inspection may be necessary.

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Flat Roof Leak Detection FAQs

What is the best way to stop a flat roof from leaking?

Install flashing. Adding flashings to your flat roofing system will prevent the most common sources of roof leaks. Flashing seals the seams around chimneys, guttering, vents, and more to prevent water ingress.

Can you seal a leaking flat roof?

For bigger sealing jobs, there are many flat roof sealing products homeowners can apply themselves: Roofer's tape. For slightly larger repair jobs on seams or tears, homeowners can use 6-inch wide roofer's tape. You'll prime the surface with a bitumen liquid coating and then roll the tape over the adhesive.

Are flat roofs more prone to leaking?

Flat roofs (a/k/a "low sloped roofs") are more prone to leaks than steep-sloped roofs. This is perhaps the worst kept secret in real estate. A flat roof is not designed with a path for water to run off quickly, which allows moisture to collect on the surface.

Is a leaking flat roof covered by insurance?

Most home insurance providers will cover the cost of repairs if roof leaks are due to a sudden, unexpected event, like storm damage or a falling tree. But you won't be covered for roof leaks that are due to wear and tear.

Is standing water on a flat roof OK?

On a performing flat roof ponding water is not a problem as it will drain, or even evaporate, away. However when your flat roof has uneven areas due to sagging, an insufficient slope, or drainage issues, the ponding water doesn't dissipate.

 

 

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