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Why Is It Important To Identify Flat Roof Leaks Quickly

A flat roof is an important part of your building as it protects the structure and contents. 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. Flat roof leaks can lead to multiple water entry points in the area below, which could cause severe damage to 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 be vulnerable to leaks due to a variety of factors including poor installation, poor maintenance, and exposure to severe weather. Flat roof leaks may be caused by cracked flashing, punctures from falling objects and blocked gutters.

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 can provide commercial and residential roof inspection, and leak detection services in Blackburn and throughout the Lancashire area including Preston, Burnley, Bury, Wigan, Rochdale, Salford, Oldham, Manchester, Southport, St Helens.

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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 Blackburn roof technicians can test any type of flat roof, both residential and commercial, throughout the Lancashire 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. Leakage surveys and tests can be performed in all weather conditions. After the flat roof inspection is completed, you will receive an O&M Manual that includes a comprehensive Health and Safety Plan, Risk Assessments and Method Statements.

Integrity Testing For New Flat, Green And Blue Roofs

New flat, green and blue roofs must adhere to NHBC Chapter 7.1 Flat Roofs, Terraces and Balconies, as well British Standard 6229: 2018, (Flat Roofs with Continuously Supported Flexible Weatherproof Coverings, Code Of Practice).

Before roofing membranes are overlaid, they should be visually checked and electronically tested for waterproofing. 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 extend this a step further. Section 7.11.15.2, “Roof Coverings –Green Roofing” section 7.11 requires that the waterproof membrane be tested for integrity prior to any additional components being applied. The testing should be done by a third party, who is not related to the roofing contract.

A roof survey will be done and all roof penetrations will be inspected. 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.

If you are searching for residential or commercial roof leak detection in Blackburn then please get in touch today to book a free quotation.

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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.

  • Prevention Of 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 can save your building’s structural integrity and help to avoid further damage.
  • Mould And Mildew Growth Avoidance- Roof leaks can result in the growth of mould and mildew, which can have detrimental effects on the health of your 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. It is possible to reduce damage and repair costs by quickly identifying leaks.
  • 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 save energy by identifying roof leaks early.
  • Reduce Insurance Costs - If your building has a history of water damage, your insurance company may charge you higher premiums. It is possible to keep your insurance premiums down by identifying any leaks early and avoiding damages.

Lowering insurance costs: If your building has a history of water damage, your insurance company may charge you higher premiums. It is possible to keep your insurance premiums down by identifying any leaks early and avoiding damages.

Flat Roof Leaks: The Signs To Look For

  • Water stains on the ceiling is one of the best indicators that a flat roof leak is occurring. 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.
  • If a flat roofing is leaking, it may be indicated by peeling wallpaper or paint. If water seeps through the ceiling, it can cause wallpaper or paint to peel off of the wall. This could indicate a leak. 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. Water can cause mould growth and mildew to grow inside the structure, which can lead to your property having a musty odour. This can pose a serious health risk and must be addressed 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. It could 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.

If you are searching for residential or commercial roof leak detection in Blackburn then please get in touch today to book a free quotation.

Roof Leak Detection FAQs

What is the most common defect in flat roof?

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.

Why do insurance companies not like flat roofs?

Why are flat roofs hard to insure? A flat roof collects debris and is subject to pooling, leading to roof damage and water leaks. It may require more professional roofing repairs or ongoing maintenance. Plus, flat roofs are not designed to bear as much weight as sloped roofs

Are flat roofs cheaper to replace?

A hallmark of modern home design, flat roofs can also be less expensive to install than sloped or pitched roofs. Flat roof repairs cost $700, on average, with high repair costs of about $1,100 and low costs around $300.

What are the problems with flat roofs?

Flat roofs tend to have more pressure exerted on them since they are flat instead of slanted. Sometimes this pressure can build up, and if the pressure and stress become excessive, it can cause your roof to crack. If your roof does crack, you should call a professional immediately.

How do you seal a hole in a flat roof?

Cut Patch and Coat Cut a patch that is about 6 inches longer and wider than the first patch. Spread roofing cement, set the patch into the cement, and spread another layer of cement over the patch. Once it has dried coat the area with aluminum-fiber coating.

 

 

If you are searching for residential or commercial roof leak detection in Blackburn then please get in touch today to book a free quotation.