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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. 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 may be caused by cracked flashing, punctures from falling objects and blocked gutters.

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 good roofing plan can keep your roof in great condition for a long time, and routine professional roof inspections are a good way of identifying any minor leaks before they become a more serious problem.

Our team provides roof inspection and leak detection services for both residential and commercial customers in Sale and throughout the Greater Manchester area, including Salford, Manchester, Stockport, Warrington, Bury.

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Experts In Electronic Flat Roof Leak Detection

We are an independent UK flat roof leak detection company that is fully accredited, and specialists in third party electronic leak detection and integrity testing for all types of flat roofs and structural waterproofing membranes.

Our highly trained roof technicians are able to test all types of flat roofing, both residential and commercial in Sale and throughout the Greater Manchester 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 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.

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 a roofing membrane is overlaid it should be visually examined and electronically tested for waterproofing integrity. Any problems should be addressed and the membrane tested again before any further layers are applied, according to 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. 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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Every job is unique and we have the knowledge and experience to deal effectively with all types of roofs and customer needs. 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.

If you are searching for commercial or residential roof leak detection in Sale then please contact us today to book a free quote.

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

  • Prevention Of Structural Damage - If left unchecked, water leaks can harm your building’s structural integrity. This could lead to expensive repairs or even the danger of your building collapsing. Early detection of a leak can help you preserve your building’s structural integrity and prevent further damage.
  • Preventing The Formation Of Mold And Mildew - 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. You can prevent mold and mildew spreading by early roof leak detection.
  • You Can Reduce Repair Costs - The longer that a roof leak remains unnoticed the greater the damage it will 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.
  • 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. If roof leaks can be detected early it could reduce your energy costs.
  • 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.

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.
  • Another sign that you have a flat roof leak, is peeling wallpaper or paint. The wallpaper or paint may start peeling off the walls when water seeps into the attic and through the ceiling. High humidity and condensation can also lead to this, you should have a professional roof inspector inspect your roof to confirm that there aren’t 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 pose a risk to your health and should be repaired immediately.
  • Another sign of a leaky roof is condensation on the roof’s inside. If the temperature inside the building is higher that the outside, condensation can form on the roof surface. This signals 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.

If you are searching for commercial or residential roof leak detection in Sale then please contact us today to book a free quote.

Roof Leak Detection FAQs

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

 

 

If you are searching for commercial or residential roof leak detection in Sale then please contact us today to book a free quote.