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Why Is It Important To Identify Flat Roof Leaks Quickly

A flat roof is an important part of your building as it protects the structure and contents. 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 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 are caused by many factors such as cracked flashings, blocked gutters and punctures from fallen objects.

It is important to keep in mind that not all roof leaks will be obvious, some may require the expertise and tools of a roof leak expert to find. Regular professional roof inspections are a good way to ensure that your roof is in good shape and help to detect any potential issues before they have become a major issue.

Our team can provide commercial and residential roof inspection, and leak detection services in Wakefield and throughout the West Yorkshire area including Leeds, Barnsley, Huddersfield, Bradford, Halifax, Rotherham, Doncaster, Sheffield, York, Oldham.

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

Electronic Flat-Roof Leak Detection Specialists

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 Wakefield roof technicians can test any type of flat roof, both residential and commercial, throughout the West Yorkshire 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. Leakage surveys and tests can be performed in all weather conditions. 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.

New Flat, Green And Blue Roof Integrity Testing

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 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 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.

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 know every job is unique, and we have the experience and training to handle all types of roofs and customer needs. All our roof surveys follow the requirements of all 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.

  • 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 leak detection can save your building’s structural integrity and help to avoid further damage.
  • Mould And Mildew Growth Avoidance- 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. Early detection of a roof leak can help to keep your building safe and healthy by stopping the spread of mildew and mould.
  • Reducing Repair Costs - The longer that a roof leak remains unnoticed the greater the damage it will cause. This will mean that repairs are more complicated and expensive than if the problem was identified earlier. It is possible to reduce damage and repair costs by quickly identifying leaks.
  • Saving On Energy Costs - 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.
  • Reduce Your 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.

Reduce 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 are one of the most evident indicators of a flat roof leak. These stains can be in the form of water droplets or discoloured patches and could indicate 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.
  • If a flat roofing is leaking, it may be indicated by peeling wallpaper or paint. Leakage can be signalled by peeling wallpaper or paint which is caused when water seeps from the ceiling into the attic. 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.
  • Mouldy or musty odours could also indicate that you have a leaking roof. Water can cause mould growth and mildew to grow inside the structure, which can lead to your property having a musty odour. This could be a health hazard and should be corrected immediately.
  • Condensation from the inside is another indication of a flat roofing leak. Condensation on the roof surface can occur when the temperature inside is higher than outside. This signals a leak. This can also be caused by either inadequate 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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