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The Importance Of Identifying 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. 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 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 are susceptible to leaks because of a number of factors, including inadequate installation, poor maintenance, and being exposed to severe weather. Flat roof leaks can result from a number of factors including cracked flashing, blocked gutters and punctures caused by falling 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. 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 provides both residential and commercial roof inspection services in Chesterfield and throughout the Derbyshire area, including Sheffield, Mansfield, Rotherham, Derby, Barnsley.

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Electronic Flat-Roof Leak Detection Specialists

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 roof technicians based in Chesterfield can inspect all types of flat roof throughout the Derbyshire areas, both residential and commercial. They will quickly and accurately locate the entry point using non-destructive flat roof electronic leak detection techniques such as low voltage earth leakage testing, high voltage dielectric electronic integrity testing, differential pressure vacuum testing, thermal imaging and drone surveying. 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

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 any roofing membrane is overlaid, it must be visually examined and electronically tested to ensure waterproofing integrity. 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 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 only by an outside party that is not involved in the roofing contract.

A roof survey will be done and all roof penetrations will be inspected. 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 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’re looking for commercial or residential roof leak detection in Chesterfield we can help, get in touch today to get a free quotation.

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For Property Protection, Rapid Leak Detection Is Crucial For Many Reasons.

  • Preventing Structural Damage - If not taken care of promptly water leaks can harm your building’s structural integrity. This could lead you to expensive repairs or even a building collapse. Early leak detection will help preserve your building’s structural integrity, and help avoid larger damage.
  • Avoiding Mold And Mildew - 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 a leak is not fixed the more damage it creates. This will result in more costly and complex repairs than if the leak was detected earlier. It is possible to reduce damage and repair costs by quickly identifying leaks.
  • Save On Energy Costs - A roof leak could also lead to higher energy bills, as the leak’s location can cause draughts, which can make it harder for your building to stay at a moderate temperature. If roof leaks can be detected early it could reduce your energy costs.
  • Reduce Your Insurance Costs - If your building has a history of water damage then you may get charged higher premiums by your insurance company. Avoiding water damage by finding leaks quickly can help you keep your insurance premiums low.

Reducing insurance costs: If your building has a history of water damage then you may get charged higher premiums by your insurance company. Avoiding water damage by finding leaks quickly can help you keep your insurance premiums low.

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 be in the form of water droplets or discoloured patches and could indicate a roof leak. 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.
  • A flat roof leak may be indicated by signs such as peeling wallpaper and paint. When water seeps down through the ceiling and into your attic, wallpaper or paint may peel off from walls. This could indicate a leak. 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. 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.
  • Another sign of a leaky roof is condensation on the roof’s inside. Condensation on the roof surface can occur when the temperature inside is higher than outside. This signals a leak. This can also be caused by either inadequate insulation or inadequate ventilation.

Keep in mind, however, that these symptoms may also be caused by other issues, therefore, a professional roof inspection will be required to determine the actual source of the problem.

If you’re looking for commercial or residential roof leak detection in Chesterfield we can help, get in touch today to get a free quotation.

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.

 

 

If you’re looking for commercial or residential roof leak detection in Chesterfield we can help, get in touch today to get a free quotation.