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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 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. 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 leak detection specialists can inspect your roof to identify the source of the leak quickly and prevent costly repairs and 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 are caused by many factors such as cracked flashings, blocked gutters and punctures from fallen objects.

It is important to remember that not every roof leak is obvious, without the specialist tools and experience of an roof leak detection specialist, some leaks may be difficult to identify. 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 provides roof inspection and leak detection services for both residential and commercial customers in Burnley and throughout the Lancashire area, including Blackburn, Rochdale, Bury, Halifax, Oldham.

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 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 roof technicians based in Burnley can inspect all types of flat roof throughout the Lancashire areas, 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 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.

Integrity Testing For New Flat, Green And Blue Roofs

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 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 go 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 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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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 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 have further questions about our residential or commercial Burnley roof leak detection contact us today to get 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 - If left unchecked, water leaks can harm your building’s structural integrity. This could lead to expensive repairs or even the danger of your building collapsing. Early detection of a leak can help you preserve your building’s structural integrity and prevent further damage.
  • Avoiding Mold And Mildew Growth If your roof has leaks, mould and mildew can grow, which can be very bad for the health of the people who occupy your building. 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 require more expensive and complicated repairs than if it was discovered sooner. Rapidly identifying leaks can minimise damage and reduce repair costs.
  • Saving 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 cut down on your energy costs by finding roof leaks and fixing them quickly .
  • 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.

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.

Flat Roof Leaks: The Signs To Look For

  • A flat roof leak can be easily detected by water stains on the ceiling. 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.
  • Another sign that you have a flat roof leak, is peeling wallpaper or paint. The wallpaper or paint may start peeling off the walls when water seeps into the attic and through the ceiling. This can also be caused by high humidity or condensation, so it is important to have a professional inspect the roof to ensure there are no 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 can pose a serious health risk and must be addressed immediately.
  • Condensation in the roof is another sign that there is a roof 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. This could also be due to inadequate insulation or poor ventilation.

Remember that these symptoms can also be caused by other problems, so a professional roof inspection should be carried out to find the exact source of the problem.

If you have further questions about our residential or commercial Burnley roof leak detection contact us today to get a free quote.

Roof Leak Detection FAQs

What is the best way to stop a flat roof from leaking?

Install flashing. Adding flashings to your flat roofing system will prevent the most common sources of roof leaks. Flashing seals the seams around chimneys, guttering, vents, and more to prevent water ingress.

Can you seal a leaking flat roof?

For bigger sealing jobs, there are many flat roof sealing products homeowners can apply themselves: Roofer's tape. For slightly larger repair jobs on seams or tears, homeowners can use 6-inch wide roofer's tape. You'll prime the surface with a bitumen liquid coating and then roll the tape over the adhesive.

Are flat roofs more prone to leaking?

Flat roofs (aka "low sloped roofs") are more prone to leaks than steep-sloped roofs. This is perhaps the worst kept secret in real estate. A flat roof is not designed with a path for water to run off quickly, which allows moisture to collect on the surface.

Is a leaking flat roof covered by insurance?

Most home insurance providers will cover the cost of repairs if roof leaks are due to a sudden, unexpected event, like storm damage or a falling tree. But you won't be covered for roof leaks that are due to wear and tear.

Is standing water on a flat roof OK?

On a performing flat roof ponding water is not a problem as it will drain, or even evaporate, away. However when your flat roof has uneven areas due to sagging, an insufficient slope, or drainage issues, the ponding water doesn't dissipate.

 

 

If you have further questions about our residential or commercial Burnley roof leak detection contact us today to get a free quote.