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York Roof Leak Detection
Commercial Flat Roof Inspections

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  • Prevents further damage to your property

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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 an important aspect of your building, protecting the structure as well as the contents 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. Flat roof leaks can lead to multiple water entry points in the area below, which could cause severe damage to 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.

Poor installation, poor maintenance and exposure to severe weather can all make flat roofs susceptible to leaks. Flat roof leaks can result from a number of factors including cracked flashing, blocked gutters and 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. 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 provides both residential and commercial roof inspection services in York and throughout the North Yorkshire area, including Leeds, Wakefield, Bradford, Doncaster, Scunthorpe.

Do you have a flat roof that is leaking?

Specialists In Electronic Flat Roof Leak Detection

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

It is important to visually inspect and electronically test the waterproofing integrity of roofing membranes before they are overlaid. 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 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 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 our roof surveys follow the requirements of all major UK warranty providers as well as British Standards, The Property Care Association, and CIRIA.

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

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

  • Preventing Structural Damage - If not taken care of promptly water leaks can harm your building’s structural integrity. This could lead you to expensive repairs or even a building collapse. Early detection of a leak can help you preserve your building’s structural integrity and prevent 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. By detecting roof leaks early, you can help keep your building safe by stopping the spread of mildew and mould.
  • Repair Costs Can Be Reduced - The longer roof leaks go unnoticed, the more damage that they cause. This will result in more costly and complex repairs than if the leak was detected earlier. It is possible to reduce damage and repair costs by quickly identifying leaks.
  • Saving On Energy Costs - Roof leaks can lead to higher energy costs, because the leaks location may result draughts making it more difficult to maintain a comfortable temperature. You can cut down on your energy costs by finding roof leaks and fixing them quickly .
  • 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.

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.

Flat Roof Leaks: The Signs To Look For

  • A flat roof leak can be easily detected by water stains on the ceiling. These stains may appear as discoloured patches or water droplets and can indicate a leaking roof. 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.
  • A flat roof leak may be indicated by signs such as peeling wallpaper and paint. If water seeps through the ceiling, it can cause wallpaper or paint to peel off of the wall. This could indicate a leak. 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. A leaky roof can promote the growth of mold or mildew and cause a musty odour. This could be a health hazard and should be corrected 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. This could also be due to inadequate insulation or poor 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 York roof leak detection services then please contact us today to get 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 York roof leak detection services then please contact us today to get a free quotation.