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Flat Roof Leaks: The Importance Of Identifying Then Quickly

Your flat roof is vital as it protects the structure and the content of your building from the weather. 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 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 are caused by many factors such as cracked flashings, blocked gutters and punctures from fallen 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. A regular roofing maintenance plan will help to keep your roof in good repair over the long term, and regular roof inspections can also be helpful to detect minor leaks before they become serious problems.

Our team provides both residential and commercial roof inspection services in Sheffield and throughout the South Yorkshire area, including Rotherham, Chesterfield, Barnsley, Doncaster, Mansfield.

Do you have a flat roof that is leaking?

Electronic Flat-Roof Leak Detection Specialists

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 Sheffield roof technicians can test any type of flat roof, both residential and commercial, throughout the South Yorkshire 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. We can conduct leak detection tests and surveys in any weather condition. 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.

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. 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 by an independent party not connected to the roofing contract.

A roof survey will be done and all roof penetrations will be inspected. 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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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 roof surveys are conducted in accordance to the requirements of major UK warranty companies, British Standards, The Property Care Association and CIRIA.

If you have further questions about our residential or commercial roof leak detection in Sheffield get in touch today to book a free quotation.

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

  • Prevention Of Structural Damage - If not taken care of promptly water leaks can harm your building’s structural integrity. This could cause costly repairs, or worse, your building may collapse. Early detection of a leak can help you preserve your building’s structural integrity and prevent further damage.
  • Mould And Mildew Growth Avoidance- Roof leaks can lead to the growth of mildew and mould, which can have a negative impact on the health and well-being of the building’s occupants. You can prevent mold and mildew spreading by early roof leak detection.
  • Reduce Repair Costs - The longer a roof leak goes unnoticed, the more damage it causes. 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.
  • 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 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.

Reducing 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

  • Water stains on the ceiling is one of the best indicators that a flat roof leak is occurring. These stains could be either discoloured patches or water droplets and can indicate that your roof is leaking. To find the source of the problem, a professional roof inspector is required, as water spots on the ceiling could also be caused other problems such as plumbing leaks.
  • Peeling paint or wallpaper is another sign that your flat-roof could be leaking. The wallpaper or paint may start peeling off the walls when water seeps into the attic and through the ceiling. High humidity and condensation could also be the cause of this, to ensure that there are no leaks, it is essential to have a professional roof inspector examine your roof for any leaks.
  • Moldy or musty odour could also be an indication of a leaky flat roof. The growth of mould and mildew can occur when water enters the structure, leaving you with 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.

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 have further questions about our residential or commercial roof leak detection in Sheffield get in touch today to book a free quotation.

Roof Leak Detection Frequently Asked Questions

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 have further questions about our residential or commercial roof leak detection in Sheffield get in touch today to book a free quotation.