Flat Roof Leaks
Flat roofs are great for offering exceptional value and renowned durability. Whether you have good old traditional bonded bituminous felt or the latest in single ply PVC technology, they will have been inexpensive and fast to install. They’ll also be keeping your cavernous kitchen or beautiful bathroom extension, grand garage or hallowed man cave watertight and protected for decades. But occasionally things can go wrong.
No One likes a Drip
Flat roofs are low maintenance needing little more than a once-over a couple of times a year, just to make sure everything is okay. Unfortunately even the most conscientious of homeowners may not be able to identify the subtle tell-tale signs of the early onset of blistering or a miniscule crack or tear that will undoubtedly develop into something bigger.
Rain No Draining Away
Rain sometimes gets into the nasty habit of not adequately draining away. It’s a problem called pooling where the roof covering begins to sag between the joists. Again this is not an obvious complication to spot as you need to check the roof once every 48 hours to see if any water has decided to form any rooftop duck ponds. And if it’s raining cats-and-dogs for weeks on end then it’s impossible to detect.
The first sign that you’ve got trouble will be one or two ugly damp spots appearing on the ceiling. Human nature will try to convince you that it’s a malicious trick of the light or just that the evenings are just getting darker. Ignore these symptoms at your peril as you already have sprung a leak somewhere.
If you don’t do something about it your next course of action will involve flinging open every cupboard in search of potentially suitable pots or pans to contain the inevitable drips. These will then decide to get quicker and larger until the ceiling itself gives up the will to live with inevitable consequences.
Early leak detection is therefore vital to keeping costs low and avoiding expensive repairs and overly extensive remedial work.
Enthusiastic DIY’ers generally can’t wait to have a go themselves and wallop waterproofing compound over the perceived root cause of the problem. However pin-pointing the exact location of a flat roof leak is notoriously difficult.
Wouldn’t it be so much easier to have a team like Flat Roof Repair Dublin on your ‘Useful Contacts’ list?We’re here to help, so call us if you think something unpleasant might be brewing up above. Our teams of specialist roofers have delicate noses for sniffing out trouble along with some useful technology when it comes to leak detection. Their eyes may be a little red around the edges but they are experienced and highly qualified at identifying every conceivable roofing issue.
Our affordable professional repair service will also help ensure that your flat roof meets its full anticipated lifespan. So add Flat Roof Repair Dublin to your useful numbers and we’ll be there when you need us most.