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Flat Roof Leak Detection in Salford
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Experienced local roof inspectors who specialise in flat roof leak detection

Why Is It Important To Identify Flat Roof Leaks Quickly

Your flat roof is vital as it protects the structure and the content of your building 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. 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 leak detection experts will inspect the roof and find the source of any leaks quickly, helping you to avoid expensive repairs or replacements.

Flat roofs can leak due to many factors including, poor installation, inadequate maintenance, or exposure to severe weather. Flat roof leaks may be caused by cracked flashing, punctures from falling objects and blocked gutters.

It is important that you remember that not all roof problems are obvious, roof leak experts have the experience and the tools to be able to detect roof leaks. 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 can provide commercial and residential roof inspection, and leak detection services in Salford and throughout the Greater Manchester area including Manchester, Sale, Stockport, Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Warrington, Wigan, St Helens, Blackburn.

Are you the owner of a flat-roofed building that leaks?

Specialists In Electronic Flat Roof Leak Detection

We are an independent UK flat roof leak detection company, with specialists in third-party electronic leak detection and integrity testing on 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 Salford and throughout the Greater Manchester area. They will quickly and accurately locate the entry point using non-destructive flat roof electronic leak detection techniques such as low voltage earth leakage testing, high voltage dielectric electronic integrity testing, differential pressure vacuum testing, thermal imaging and drone surveying. 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

New flat, green and blue roofs must adhere to NHBC Chapter 7.1 Flat Roofs, Terraces and Balconies, as well British Standard 6229: 2018, (Flat Roofs with Continuously Supported Flexible Weatherproof 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 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. 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 know every job is unique, and we have the experience and training to handle all types of roofs and customer needs. 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.

If you’re looking for residential or commercial roof leak detection in Salford we can help, contact us today to get a free quotation.

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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 lead you to expensive repairs or even a building collapse. You can preserve the structural integrity of your building and prevent more serious damage by detecting leaks early.
  • Avoiding Mold And Mildew Growth 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. By detecting roof leaks early, you can help keep your building safe by stopping the spread of mildew and mould.
  • Reducing 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. Rapidly identifying leaks can minimise damage and reduce repair costs.
  • 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.

Lowering 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.

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 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. Condensation or high humidity can also cause this problem, therefore, it is crucial that a professional roof inspector assesses your roof for any leaks.
  • Mouldy or musty odours could also indicate that you have a leaking roof. The growth of mould and mildew can occur when water enters the structure, leaving you with a musty odour. This could be a health hazard and should be corrected immediately.
  • Condensation inside the roof is another sign of a flat roof leak. If the temperature inside the building is higher that the outside, condensation can form on the roof surface. This signals a leak. It could 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.

If you’re looking for residential or commercial roof leak detection in Salford we can help, contact us today to get a free quotation.

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.

 

 

If you’re looking for residential or commercial roof leak detection in Salford we can help, contact us today to get a free quotation.