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Flat Roof Leaks: The Importance Of Identifying Then 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. 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.

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 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. 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 provides roof inspection and leak detection services for both residential and commercial customers in Rochdale and throughout the Greater Manchester area, including Oldham, Bury, Manchester, Salford, Burnley.

Do you own a flat roofed building that leaks?

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 roof technicians based in Rochdale can inspect all types of flat roof throughout the Greater Manchester 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. 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 roofing membranes are overlaid, they should be visually checked and electronically tested for waterproofing. 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 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. The testing should be performed by a third party unrelated 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 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.

If you have further questions about our residential or commercial Rochdale roof leak detection services get in touch today to get a free quote.

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

  • 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 can save your building’s structural integrity and help to avoid further damage.
  • Mould And Mildew Growth Avoidance- Mold and mildew can have major health effects on the occupants of your building and can be prevented by sealing any leaks in your roof quickly. By detecting roof leaks early, you can help keep your building safe by stopping the spread of mildew and mould.
  • You Can Reduce Repair Costs - The longer a leak is not fixed the more damage it creates. This will mean that repairs are more complicated and expensive than if the problem was identified earlier. It is possible to reduce damage and repair costs by quickly identifying leaks.
  • Save 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 cut down on your energy costs by finding roof leaks and fixing them quickly .
  • Reducing Insurance Costs - If your building has a history of water damage, your insurance company may charge you higher premiums. By finding and fixing any leaks as soon as possible, you can avoid serious damage and lower your insurance premiums.

Reducing insurance costs: If your building has a history of water damage, your insurance company may charge you higher premiums. By finding and fixing any leaks as soon as possible, you can avoid serious damage and lower your insurance premiums.

Common Symptoms Of A Flat Roof Leak

  • 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.
  • If a flat roofing is leaking, it may be indicated by 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.
  • A mouldy or musty odour may also be a sign of a leak in your flat 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.
  • 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. It could also be caused by poor insulation or inadequate 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.

If you have further questions about our residential or commercial Rochdale roof leak detection services get in touch today to get a free quote.

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 have further questions about our residential or commercial Rochdale roof leak detection services get in touch today to get a free quote.