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How Important Is It To Identify Flat Roof Leaks Quickly

Your flat roof is vital as it protects the structure and the content of your building from the weather. Flat roofs are more susceptible to leaking than a sloped roof, and a minor problem can very quickly turn into a major issue if it is not addressed promptly. 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 leak detection experts will inspect the roof and find the source of any leaks quickly, helping you to avoid expensive repairs or replacements.

Flat roofs are susceptible to leaks because of a number of factors, including inadequate installation, poor maintenance, and being exposed to severe weather. 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. A good roofing plan can keep your roof in great condition for a long time, and routine professional roof inspections are a good way of identifying any minor leaks before they become a more serious problem.

Our team provides both commercial and residential roof leak detection services throughout Leeds as well as the entire West Yorkshire region, including Wakefield, Bradford, Halifax, Huddersfield, Barnsley.

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Experts In Electronic Flat Roof Leak Detection

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 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. Leakage surveys and tests can be performed in all weather conditions. 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.

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 any roofing membrane is overlaid, it must be visually examined and electronically tested to ensure waterproofing integrity. 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. 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.

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 comply with the requirements set forth by the major UK warranty providers as well as British Standards, The Property Care Association, and CIRIA.

For a FREE no-obligation quotation for any of our commercial or residential roof leak detection services in Leeds contact us today.

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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 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.
  • 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. Early detection of a roof leak can help to keep your building safe and healthy by stopping the spread of mildew and mould.
  • Reduce Repair Costs - The longer a leak is not fixed the more damage it creates. 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.
  • Save 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 save energy by identifying roof leaks early.
  • Reducing Insurance Costs - If your building has a history of water damage then you may get charged higher premiums by your insurance company. Your insurance premiums can be reduced by finding any leaks promptly and avoiding any damage.

Reduce Your Insurance Costs If your building has a history of water damage then you may get charged higher premiums by your insurance company. Your insurance premiums can be reduced by finding any leaks promptly and avoiding any damage.

Flat Roof Leaks: The Signs To Look For

  • A flat roof leak can be easily detected by water stains on the ceiling. These stains could be either discoloured patches or water droplets and can indicate that your roof is leaking. 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. If water seeps through the ceiling, it can cause wallpaper or paint to peel off of the wall. This could indicate a leak. Condensation or high humidity can also cause this problem, therefore, it is crucial that a professional roof inspector assesses your roof for any leaks.
  • Mouldy or musty odours could also indicate that you have a leaking 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.
  • Another sign of a leaky roof is condensation on the roof’s inside. 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 can also be caused by either inadequate insulation or inadequate 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.

For a FREE no-obligation quotation for any of our commercial or residential roof leak detection services in Leeds contact us today.

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.

 

 

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