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Barnsley Roof Leak Detection
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Experienced local roof inspectors who specialise in flat roof leak detection

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. 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 inspectors can inspect your roof and determine the source of the leak quickly, which will help you to avoid 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 may be caused by cracked flashing, punctures from falling objects and blocked gutters.

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 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 can provide commercial and residential roof inspection, and leak detection services in Barnsley and throughout the South Yorkshire area including Wakefield, Rotherham, Sheffield, Huddersfield, Doncaster, Leeds, Halifax, Bradford, Chesterfield, Oldham.

Do you have a flat roof that is leaking?

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 highly trained roof technicians are able to test all types of flat roofing, both residential and commercial in Barnsley and throughout the South Yorkshire area. 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 roofing survey is complete, you’ll receive a complete Health and Safety Plan, Risk Assessments and Method Statements which together form 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).

It is important to visually inspect and electronically test the waterproofing integrity of roofing membranes before they are overlaid. 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 of the “Roof Coverings – Green Roofing” section 7.11, the waterproof membrane must be tested for integrity before any other components are added to it. Testing should be performed only by an outside party that is not involved in the roofing contract.

An inspection of all roof penetrations will be performed and the roof will be surveyed. This will include an inspection of any 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 roof surveys are conducted in accordance to the requirements of major UK warranty companies, British Standards, The Property Care Association and CIRIA.

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

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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.

  • Structural Damage Prevention - If left unchecked, 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 detection of a leak can help you preserve your building’s structural integrity and prevent further damage.
  • Mould And Mildew Growth Avoidance- 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. You can prevent mold and mildew spreading by early roof leak detection.
  • Reducing Repair Costs - The longer roof leaks go unnoticed, the more damage that they cause. This will require more expensive and complicated repairs than if it was discovered sooner. Leakage can be quickly identified and repaired to minimise damage.
  • Energy Cost Savings - 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 reduce your energy consumption by finding roof leaks early.
  • Reduce Your Insurance Costs - Insurance companies may increase your premiums if there is a history of water damage. By finding and fixing any leaks as soon as possible, you can avoid serious damage and lower your insurance premiums.

Reduce insurance costs: Insurance companies may increase your premiums if there is a history of water damage. By finding and fixing any leaks as soon as possible, you can avoid serious damage and lower your insurance premiums.

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.
  • A flat roof leak may be indicated by signs such as peeling wallpaper and paint. The wallpaper or paint may start peeling off the walls when water seeps into the attic and through the ceiling. High humidity and condensation could also be the cause of this, to ensure that there are no leaks, it is essential to have a professional roof inspector examine your roof for any leaks.
  • A mouldy or musty odour may also be a sign of a leak in your flat roof. Water can cause mould growth and mildew to grow inside the structure, which can lead to your property having a musty odour. This could pose a risk to your health and should be repaired immediately.
  • Another sign of a leaky roof is condensation on the roof’s inside. When the outside temperature is higher than inside, condensation can build up on the roof’s surface. This indicates a leak. This can also be caused by poor 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 quote for any of our residential or commercial roof leak detection services in Barnsley 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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