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Experienced local roof inspectors who specialise in flat roof leak detection

Flat Roof Leaks: The Importance Of Identifying Then 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 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 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 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 commercial and residential roof leak detection services throughout Doncaster as well as the entire South Yorkshire region, including Rotherham, Barnsley, Sheffield, Wakefield, Scunthorpe.

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

Electronic Flat Roof Leak Detection Experts

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 Doncaster can inspect all types of flat roof throughout the South Yorkshire areas, both residential and commercial. 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-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.

New Flat, Green And Blue Roof Integrity Testing

Any flat, green or blue roofs should adhere to NHBC Chapter 7.1. Flat Roofs. Terraces. and Balconies in addition to 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. The membrane should be repaired and retested before any further layers are added, according to NHBC Chapter 7.1.9 (Green Roofs & Propriety Roofs).

Premier Guarantee Structural Warranties go 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 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 is different, and we have the expertise to deal with any type of roof 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.

For a FREE no-obligation quotation for any of our commercial or residential Doncaster roof leak detection contact us today.

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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 - 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 can save your building’s structural integrity and help to avoid further damage.
  • Preventing The Formation Of Mold And Mildew - 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. You can prevent mold and mildew spreading by early roof leak detection.
  • Repair Costs Can Be Reduced - The longer roof leaks go unnoticed, the more damage that they cause. This will result in more costly and complex repairs than if the leak was detected earlier. Leakage can be quickly identified and repaired to minimise damage.
  • 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. You can reduce your energy consumption by finding roof leaks early.
  • Reduce Insurance Costs - If your building has a history of water damage, your insurance company may charge you higher premiums. Avoiding water damage by finding leaks quickly can help you keep your insurance premiums low.

Reduce Your Insurance Costs If your building has a history of water damage, your insurance company may charge you higher premiums. Avoiding water damage by finding leaks quickly can help you keep your insurance premiums low.

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 may appear as discoloured patches or water droplets and can indicate a leaking roof. 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. 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. A leaky roof can promote the growth of mold or mildew and cause a musty odour. This could pose a risk to your health and should be repaired immediately.
  • Condensation in the roof is another sign that there is a roof leak. Condensation on the roof surface can occur when the temperature inside is higher than outside. This signals a leak. It could also be caused by poor 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.

For a FREE no-obligation quotation for any of our commercial or residential Doncaster roof leak detection contact us today.

Roof Leak Detection Frequently Asked Questions

Does insurance cover flat roofs?

Insurers in most cases will define flat roofs as being pitched at 10 degrees or less. Having a small part of your roof being flat usually is not a problem, but if over 25% of your roof is flat, you may find that most insurers may not be able to offer you any cover at all.

How long does flat roof sealant last?

Summary: roof coating systems last 10-20 years, but once they reach the end of their warranty, they can be recoated and a new warranty begins. The process can be repeated, making roof coating systems a renewable and sustainable roofing system.

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.

Should I avoid buying a house with a flat roof?

Flat roofs are considered versatile and simple to maintain, but they can also be costly to repair. They are an energy-efficient alternative to sloped roofs but often come with issues such as a higher risk of leaking and water pooling. Flat roofs often have a shorter lifespan compared to sloped roofs

What is the major disadvantage of using a flat roof?

The biggest drawback of flat roofs is the drainage or lack thereof. Sure, flat roofs do have a slight slope that drains the water, but not nearly as efficiently as a pitched roof. The rainwater tends to remain on the roof and form a puddle, which can lead to possible leaks or material damage

 

 

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