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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 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 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 is important to keep in mind that not all roof leaks will be obvious, some may require the expertise and tools of a roof leak expert to find. 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 Huddersfield and throughout the West Yorkshire area including Halifax, Bradford, Wakefield, Barnsley, Leeds, Oldham, Rochdale, Burnley, Bury, Manchester.

Do you have a flat roof that is leaking?

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 Huddersfield 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. Leakage surveys and tests can be performed in all weather conditions. 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.

Integrity Testing For New Flat, Green And Blue Roofs

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 any roofing membrane is overlaid, it must be visually examined and electronically tested to ensure waterproofing integrity. Any defects should be repaired and the membrane should be retested before adding additional layers, as per 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 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 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 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.

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It Is Vital To Detect A Leak Quickly For Property Protection.

  • Preventing Structural Damage - If left unchecked, water leaks can harm your building’s structural integrity. These water leaks can lead to costly repairs and even the possibility of your building collapsing. Early leak detection can save your building’s structural integrity and help to avoid further damage.
  • Avoiding 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 keep your building safe, healthy and free from mould and mildew by finding leaks in the roof early.
  • Reduce Repair Costs - 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. By identifying leaks quickly, you can reduce damage and save money.
  • Saving 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 cut down on your energy costs by finding roof leaks and fixing them quickly .
  • 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.

Reducing 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.

Flat Roof Leaks: Common Symptoms

  • Water stains on the ceiling are the most obvious signs of a leaking roof. These stains can appear in the form of discoloured patches, or even water droplets, and could indicate that there is a roof leak. It is important to have a professional roof inspection done in order to determine the actual cause of water spots on your ceiling as water stains can be caused due to other reasons, such as plumbing leaks.
  • Another sign that you have a flat roof leak, is peeling wallpaper or 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. Condensation or high humidity can also cause this problem, therefore, it is crucial that a professional roof inspector assesses your roof for any leaks.
  • Moldy or musty odour could also be an indication of a leaky flat 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 could present a significant health risk, and it must be fixed 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 can 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.

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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.

 

 

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