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Flat Roof Leak Detection Leeds
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Experienced local roof inspectors specialists in flat roof leak detection

Why Is It Important To Identify 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. Flat roofs can be more vulnerable to leaks that sloped roofs, and if they aren’t addressed quickly, a small leak can very quickly grow into a serious problem. 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.

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 are caused by many factors such as cracked flashings, blocked gutters and punctures from fallen objects.

It is important to keep in mind that not all roof leaks will be obvious, some may require the expertise and tools of a roof leak expert to find. 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 cleaning and roof maintenance services in Leeds and throughout the West Yorkshire area, including Wakefield, Bradford, Halifax, Huddersfield, Barnsley.

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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 Leeds and throughout the West Yorkshire 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. We can conduct leak detection tests and surveys in any weather condition. 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

All flat roofs that are new have to comply with NHBC Chapter 7.1, Flat Roofs, Terraces, and Balconies, as well as British Standard 6229, 2018 (Flat Roofs With Continuously Supported Flexible Waterproof Coverings, Code of Practice).

Before any roofing membrane is overlaid, it must be visually examined and electronically tested to ensure 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 performed by a third party unrelated to the roofing contract.

All roof penetrations will be inspected and the roof surveyed. This will include an evaluation and assessment for 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 can be different and our team have the experience and knowledge to handle any kind of roof and customer requirements. 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 are searching for commercial or residential Leeds roof leak detection then please contact us today to get a free quotation.

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It Is Vital To Detect A Leak Quickly For Property Protection.

  • Preventing Structural Damage - If left unchecked, water leaks can harm your building’s structural integrity. This could lead you to expensive repairs or even a building 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 - Roof leaks can result in the growth of mould and mildew, which can have detrimental effects on the health of your building’s occupants. Early detection of a roof leak can help to keep your building safe and healthy by stopping the spread of mildew and mould.
  • You Can Reduce Repair Costs - The longer roof leaks go unnoticed, the more damage that they cause. This will mean that repairs are more complicated and expensive than if the problem was identified earlier. 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 save energy by identifying roof leaks early.
  • Reducing Insurance Costs - Insurance companies may increase your premiums if there is a history of water damage. Your insurance premiums can be reduced by finding any leaks promptly and avoiding any damage.

Reduce Your Insurance Costs Insurance companies may increase your premiums if there is a history of water damage. Your insurance premiums can be reduced by finding any leaks promptly and avoiding any damage.

Flat Roof Leaks: Common Symptoms

  • Water stains on the ceiling are the most obvious signs of a leaking roof. These stains can be in the form of water droplets or discoloured patches and could indicate a roof leak. 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.
  • 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 inside the roof is another sign of a flat 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 can also be caused by either inadequate 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 are searching for commercial or residential Leeds roof leak detection then please contact us today to get a free quotation.

Roof Leak Detection FAQs

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 are searching for commercial or residential Leeds roof leak detection then please contact us today to get a free quotation.