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Scunthorpe Flat Roof Leak Detection
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How Important Is It To Identify Flat Roof Leaks Quickly

Your flat roof is an important aspect of your building, protecting the structure as well as the 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. 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 inspection experts can help identify the source of leakage quickly, preventing any serious damage to your property and its contents, avoiding costly repairs and replacements.

Poor installation, poor maintenance and exposure to severe weather can all make flat roofs susceptible to leaks. Flat roof leaks could be caused due to cracked flashing, blocked gutters or 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 can provide commercial and residential roof inspection, and leak detection services in Scunthorpe and throughout the Lincolnshire area including Kingston upon Hull, Doncaster, Grimsby, Lincoln, Rotherham, York, Barnsley, Wakefield, Sheffield, Mansfield.

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

Electronic Flat Roof Leak Detection Experts

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 Scunthorpe and throughout the Lincolnshire area. They can quickly locate the entry point by using non-destructive flat roof electronic leak detection techniques including low voltage earth leakage testing, differential pressure vacuum testing, high voltage dielectric electronic integrity testing, drone surveys & thermal imaging. Leakage surveys and tests can be performed in all weather conditions. After your flat roofing survey is complete, you’ll receive a complete Health and Safety Plan, Risk Assessments and Method Statements which together form an extensive O&M Manual.

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 take it one step further. Section 7.11.15.2, “Roof Coverings –Green Roofing” section 7.11 requires that the waterproof membrane be tested for integrity prior to any additional components being applied. The testing should be performed by a third party unrelated to the roofing contract.

An inspection of all roof penetrations will be performed and the roof will be surveyed. This includes an inspection and assessment of all 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 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 are searching for residential or commercial Scunthorpe roof leak detection services then please contact us today to book a free quotation.

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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.

  • Structural Damage Prevention - If left unchecked, water leaks can harm your building’s structural integrity. These water leaks can lead to costly repairs and even the possibility of your building collapsing. Early leak detection can save your building’s structural integrity and help to avoid further damage.
  • Avoiding 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.
  • Reduce Repair Costs - The longer a leak is not fixed the more damage it creates. This will lead to more complicated and costly repairs than if the leak was found earlier. Leakage can be quickly identified and repaired to minimise damage.
  • 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 reduce your energy consumption by finding roof leaks early.
  • Lowering Insurance Costs - Insurance companies may increase your premiums if there is a history of water damage. It is possible to keep your insurance premiums down by identifying any leaks early and avoiding damages.

Reduce Your Insurance Costs Insurance companies may increase your premiums if there is a history of water damage. It is possible to keep your insurance premiums down by identifying any leaks early and avoiding damages.

Flat Roof Leaks: The Signs To Look For

  • A flat roof leak can be easily detected by water stains on the ceiling. These stains can appear in the form of discoloured patches, or even water droplets, and could indicate that there is 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.
  • 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 can also lead to this, you should have a professional roof inspector inspect your roof to confirm that there aren’t any leaks.
  • Moldy or musty odour could also be an indication of a leaky flat roof. If water is allowed to enter the structure, it can encourage the growth of mold and mildew, which can lead to a musty odour. This can pose a serious health risk and must be addressed immediately.
  • Condensation from the inside is another indication of a flat roofing leak. When the temperature inside of the building is warmer than the outside, condensation may build up on the roof. This can indicate a leak. This can also be caused by either inadequate insulation or inadequate ventilation.

Keep in mind, however, that these symptoms may also be caused by other issues, therefore, a professional roof inspection will be required to determine the actual source of the problem.

If you are searching for residential or commercial Scunthorpe roof leak detection services then please contact us today to book a free quotation.

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.

 

 

If you are searching for residential or commercial Scunthorpe roof leak detection services then please contact us today to book a free quotation.