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Roof Leak Detection in Bury
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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. 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. 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 inspection experts can help identify the source of leakage quickly, preventing any serious damage to your property and its contents, avoiding 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 could be caused due to cracked flashing, blocked gutters or 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. Regular professional roof inspections can maintain the integrity of your roof and help to detect any potential problems before they become major ones.

Our team can provide commercial and residential roof inspection, and leak detection services in Bury and throughout the Greater Manchester area including Rochdale, Salford, Manchester, Oldham, Sale, Blackburn, Burnley, Wigan, Stockport, Warrington.

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

Specialists In Electronic Flat Roof Leak Detection

We are an independent UK flat roof leak detection company, who specialise in third-party electronic leak detection and integrity testing of all types of flat roofs and structural waterproofing membranes.

Our roof technicians based in Bury can inspect all types of flat roof throughout the Greater Manchester areas, both residential and commercial. Using non-destructive flat roof electronic leak detection techniques, such as high voltage dielectric electric integrity testing, low voltage earth leakage testing, differential pressure vacuum testing and drone surveying & thermal imaging, will help them to locate the point of entry quickly and precisely. It doesn’t matter what the weather is like for a leak detection survey. After your flat roof survey is complete, you will be provided with a Health and Safety Plan, Risk Assessments and Method Statements. This together forms an extensive O&M Manual.

New Flat, Green And Blue Roof Integrity Testing

All flat roofs that are new have to comply with NHBC Chapter 7.1, Flat Roofs, Terraces, and Balconies, as well as 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 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 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 performed by a third party unrelated to the roofing contract.

A roof survey will be done and all roof penetrations will be inspected. This will include an evaluation and assessment for any roof penetrations, , terminations, mounts for equipment, roof membrane conditions, parapet wall coping and perimeter flashing.

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We know every job is unique, and we have the experience and training to handle all types of roofs and customer needs. All our roof surveys follow the requirements of all major UK warranty providers as well as British Standards, The Property Care Association, and CIRIA.

If you are searching for commercial or residential roof leak detection in Bury then please get in touch 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 leak detection can save your building’s structural integrity and help to avoid further 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. By detecting roof leaks early, you can help keep your building safe by stopping the spread of mildew and mould.
  • Repair Costs Can Be Reduced - The longer roof leaks go unnoticed, the more damage that they cause. 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.
  • 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. If roof leaks can be detected early it could reduce your energy costs.
  • Reduce 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 is one of the best indicators that a flat roof leak is occurring. These stains could be either discoloured patches or water droplets and can indicate that your roof is leaking. Because water stains can occur on ceilings due to other issues, such as plumbing leaks, a professional roof inspection may be necessary.
  • Peeling paint or wallpaper is another sign that your flat-roof could be leaking. 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.
  • 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 pose a risk to your health and should be repaired immediately.
  • Another sign of a leaky roof is condensation on the roof’s inside. If the temperature inside the building is higher that the outside, condensation can form on the roof surface. This signals a leak. This can also be caused by either inadequate insulation or inadequate ventilation.

It is important to remember that symptoms like these can also be caused by other problems, therefore a professional roof inspection is necessary to pinpoint the root cause.

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

Roof Leak Detection Frequently Asked Questions

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