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How Important Is It To Identify Flat Roof Leaks Quickly

A flat roof is an important part of your building as it protects the structure and contents. 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. A flat roof leak could allow water into your home from multiple places, this can then cause severe damage to your property and the contents. within. 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 are caused by many factors such as cracked flashings, blocked gutters and punctures from fallen 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 are a good way to ensure that your roof is in good shape and help to detect any potential issues before they have become a major issue.

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

Do you have a flat roof that is leaking?

Electronic Flat Roof Leak Detection Experts

We are an independent UK flat-roof leak detection company, with expertise in third party leak detection and integrity tests for all types of flat roofs and structural waterproofing membranes.

Our roof technicians based in Oldham 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 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

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 any roofing membrane is overlaid, it must be visually examined and electronically tested to ensure waterproofing integrity. 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. 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. The testing should be done by a third party, who is not related to the roofing contract.

An inspection of all roof penetrations will be performed and the roof will be surveyed. 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 our roof surveys comply with the requirements set forth by the 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 residential or commercial Oldham roof leak detection get in touch today.

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

  • Preventing 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 will help preserve your building’s structural integrity, and help avoid larger damage.
  • Preventing The Formation Of 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.
  • 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. Rapidly identifying leaks can minimise damage and reduce repair costs.
  • Energy Cost Savings - 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 - Insurance companies may increase your premiums if there is a history of water damage. Avoiding water damage by finding leaks quickly can help you keep your insurance premiums low.

Reducing insurance costs: Insurance companies may increase your premiums if there is a history of water damage. 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 one of the most evident indicators of a flat roof leak. These stains can be in the form of water droplets or discoloured patches and could indicate a roof leak. 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. Leakage can be signalled by peeling wallpaper or paint which is caused when water seeps from the ceiling into the attic. 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.
  • 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 present a significant health risk, and it must be fixed 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.

Remember that these symptoms can also be caused by other problems, so a professional roof inspection should be carried out to find the exact source of the problem.

For a FREE no-obligation quotation for any of our residential or commercial Oldham roof leak detection get in touch today.

Roof Leak Detection Frequently Asked Questions

What is the most common defect in flat roof?

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.

Why do insurance companies not like flat roofs?

Why are flat roofs hard to insure? A flat roof collects debris and is subject to pooling, leading to roof damage and water leaks. It may require more professional roofing repairs or ongoing maintenance. Plus, flat roofs are not designed to bear as much weight as sloped roofs

Are flat roofs cheaper to replace?

A hallmark of modern home design, flat roofs can also be less expensive to install than sloped or pitched roofs. Flat roof repairs cost $700, on average, with high repair costs of about $1,100 and low costs around $300.

What are the problems with flat roofs?

Flat roofs tend to have more pressure exerted on them since they are flat instead of slanted. Sometimes this pressure can build up, and if the pressure and stress become excessive, it can cause your roof to crack. If your roof does crack, you should call a professional immediately.

How do you seal a hole in a flat roof?

Cut Patch and Coat Cut a patch that is about 6 inches longer and wider than the first patch. Spread roofing cement, set the patch into the cement, and spread another layer of cement over the patch. Once it has dried coat the area with aluminum-fiber coating.

 

 

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