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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.

Flat roofs can be vulnerable to leaks due to a variety of factors including poor installation, poor maintenance, and exposure to severe weather. Flat roof leaks could be caused due to cracked flashing, blocked gutters or punctures caused by falling objects.

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

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Electronic Flat Roof Leak Detection Experts

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 Stockport roof technicians can test any type of flat roof, both residential and commercial, throughout the Greater Manchester area. Using non-destructive flat roof electronic leak detection techniques, such as high voltage dielectric electric integrity testing, low voltage earth leakage testing, differential pressure vacuum testing and drone surveying & thermal imaging, will help them to locate the point of entry quickly and precisely. 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.

Integrity Testing For New Flat, Green And Blue Roofs

Any flat, green or blue roofs should adhere to NHBC Chapter 7.1. Flat Roofs. Terraces. and Balconies in addition to British Standard 6229: 2018, (Flat Roofs with Continuously Supported Flexible Weatherproof Coverings, Code Of Practice).

Before any roofing membrane is overlaid, it must be visually examined and electronically tested to ensure 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. According to section 7.11.25.2 in the “Roof Coverings –Green Roofing”, section 7.11, waterproof membrane integrity must be verified before any other components can be applied. Testing should be performed by an independent party not connected to the roofing contract.

All roof penetrations will be inspected and the roof 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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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 comply with the requirements set forth by the major UK warranty providers as well as British Standards, The Property Care Association, and CIRIA.

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

  • Structural Damage Prevention - If not taken care of promptly water leaks can harm your building’s structural integrity. This could lead to expensive repairs or even the danger of your building collapsing. You can preserve the structural integrity of your building and prevent more serious damage by detecting leaks early.
  • Avoiding Mold And Mildew Growth 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. Early detection of a roof leak can help to keep your building safe and healthy by stopping the spread of mildew and mould.
  • Reduce Repair Costs - The longer a roof leak goes unnoticed, the more damage it causes. This will require more expensive and complicated repairs than if it was discovered sooner. Rapidly identifying leaks can minimise damage and reduce repair costs.
  • Save 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.
  • Reducing Insurance Costs - If your building has a history of water damage then you may get charged higher premiums by your insurance company. By finding and fixing any leaks as soon as possible, you can avoid serious damage and lower your insurance premiums.

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

Flat Roof Leaks: Common Symptoms

  • Water stains on the ceiling are the most obvious signs of a leaking roof. These stains can appear in the form of discoloured patches, or even water droplets, and could indicate that there is a roof leak. 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.
  • Another sign that you have a flat roof leak, is 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. This can also be caused by high humidity or condensation, so it is important to have a professional inspect the roof to ensure there are no leaks.
  • A flat roof leak could be the cause of a musty or mouldy odour. A leaky roof can promote the growth of mold or mildew and cause a musty odour. This can pose a serious health risk and must be addressed 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.

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Roof Leak Detection FAQs

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.

 

 

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