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Experienced local roof inspectors who specialise in flat roof leak detection

How Important Is It To Identify Flat Roof Leaks Quickly

Your flat roof is an important part of your building as it protects the structure and your contents from the weather. Flat roofs are more likely to leak than sloped roofs and even a minor leak can very quickly escalate into a major problem if it’s not fixed promptly. 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 inspectors can inspect your roof and determine the source of the leak quickly, which will help you to avoid costly repairs and replacements.

Poor installation, poor maintenance and exposure to severe weather can all make flat roofs susceptible to leaks. Flat roof leaks can result from a number of factors including cracked flashing, blocked gutters and punctures caused by falling objects.

It’s important to remember not all roof leaks can be easily detected without the help of experts with the right tools and experience. 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 can provide commercial and residential roof inspection, and leak detection services in Bradford and throughout the West Yorkshire area including Halifax, Leeds, Huddersfield, Wakefield, Barnsley, Burnley, Rochdale, Oldham, Bury, Manchester.

Are you the owner of a flat-roofed building that leaks?

Experts In Electronic Flat Roof Leak Detection

We are an independent UK flat-roof leak detection company, with expertise in third party leak detection and integrity tests for all types of flat roofs and structural waterproofing membranes.

Our Bradford roof technicians can test any type of flat roof, both residential and commercial, throughout the West Yorkshire area. They use non-destructive flat roof electronic leak detection methods like low voltage earth leakage testing, high dielectric electronic integrity testing, differential pressure vacuum testing, drone surveying & thermal imaging to locate the entry point quickly and precisely. 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

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 a roofing membrane is overlaid it should be visually examined and electronically tested for 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. 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. Testing should be performed by an independent party not connected to the roofing contract.

An inspection of all roof penetrations will be performed and the roof will be surveyed. 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 is different, and we have the expertise to deal with any type of roof and customer needs. All of our roof surveys are done in compliance with all requirements of major UK warranty providers, British Standards, The Property Care Association and CIRIA.

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

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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 - Water leaks can damage your building’s structural integrity if they aren’t addressed promptly. This could cause costly repairs, or worse, your building may collapse. Early leak detection will help preserve your building’s structural integrity, and help avoid larger damage.
  • Avoiding Mold And Mildew Growth 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.
  • You Can Reduce 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 - 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 reduce your energy consumption by finding roof leaks early.
  • Lowering 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.

Common Symptoms Of A Flat Roof Leak

  • Water stains on the ceiling are one of the most evident indicators of a flat roof leak. These stains can appear in the form of discoloured patches, or even water droplets, and could indicate that there is a roof leak. Because water stains can occur on ceilings due to other issues, such as plumbing leaks, a professional roof inspection may be necessary.
  • A flat roof leak may be indicated by signs such as peeling wallpaper and paint. Leakage can be signalled by peeling wallpaper or paint which is caused when water seeps from the ceiling into the attic. Condensation or high humidity can also cause this problem, therefore, it is crucial that a professional roof inspector assesses your roof for any leaks.
  • A flat roof leak could be the cause of a musty or mouldy odour. The growth of mould and mildew can occur when water enters the structure, leaving you with 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 outside temperature is higher than inside, condensation can build up on the roof’s surface. This indicates 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.

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

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 Bradford then please get in touch today to book a free quote.