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Flat Roof Leak Detection Kingston upon Hull
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Experienced local roof inspectors who specialise in flat roof leak detection

The Importance Of Identifying Flat Roof Leaks Quickly

A flat roof is an important part of your building as it protects the structure and contents. 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. A leak in your flat roof can lead to multiple water entry points, which can cause serious 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 can be vulnerable to leaks due to a variety of factors including poor installation, poor maintenance, and exposure to severe weather. Flat roof leaks are caused by many factors such as cracked flashings, blocked gutters and punctures from fallen objects.

It’s important to remember not all roof leaks can be easily detected without the help of experts with the right tools and experience. 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 can provide commercial and residential roof inspection, and leak detection services in Kingston upon Hull and throughout the East Riding of Yorkshire area including Grimsby, Scunthorpe, York, Doncaster, Lincoln, Rotherham, Wakefield, Barnsley, Leeds, Sheffield.

Do you own a flat roofed building that leaks?

Electronic Flat-Roof Leak Detection Specialists

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 Kingston upon Hull can inspect all types of flat roof throughout the East Riding of Yorkshire 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. 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.

New Flat, Green And Blue Roof Integrity Testing

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 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 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 assessment and examination 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 roof surveys are conducted in accordance to the requirements of major UK warranty companies, British Standards, The Property Care Association and CIRIA.

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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 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.
  • Preventing The Formation Of Mold And Mildew - 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. You can keep your building safe, healthy and free from mould and mildew by finding leaks in the roof early.
  • Repair Costs Can Be Reduced - The longer a roof leak goes unnoticed, the more damage it causes. 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 - A roof leak can cause draughts and make it harder to keep your building at a comfortable temperature, which can increase your energy costs. You can reduce your energy consumption by finding roof leaks early.
  • 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.

Reduce 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

  • Water stains on the ceiling is one of the best indicators that a flat roof leak is occurring. These stains can be in the form of water droplets or discoloured patches and could indicate a roof leak. Water stains on the ceiling may also be caused by plumbing leaks, therefore a professional roof inspection will help to pinpoint the source.
  • Peeling paint or wallpaper is another sign that your flat-roof could be leaking. Leakage can be signalled by peeling wallpaper or paint which is caused when water seeps from the ceiling into the attic. High humidity and condensation could also be the cause of this, to ensure that there are no leaks, it is essential to have a professional roof inspector examine your roof for any leaks.
  • A flat roof leak could be the cause of a musty or mouldy odour. Water can cause mould growth and mildew to grow inside the structure, which can lead to your property having a musty odour. This could be a health hazard and should be corrected immediately.
  • Condensation in the roof is another sign that there is a roof leak. When the outside temperature is higher than inside, condensation can build up on the roof’s surface. This indicates a leak. This could also be due to inadequate insulation or poor ventilation.

Keep in mind that these symptoms could also be caused by other problems. To determine the exact cause, a professional roof inspection may be necessary.

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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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