Roof Leak Repair
Flat roofs are wonderful things; they offer exceptional value and renowned durability. Whether you have the tried and tested system of bonded layers of bituminous felt, or the latest in single ply PVC technology, they will have been fast and inexpensive to install. They’ll also be doing a great job in keeping your kitchen extension, garage or shed watertight and protected for decades. However sometimes things can occasionally go wrong.
Checking For Leaks
It’s a good idea to give your roof the once-over a couple of times a year. But even the most conscientious homeowners may not be able to identify the subtle tell-tale signs of early blistering or a miniscule cracks or tears that will develop into something bigger. Rain might not be draining away and could be forming its own little rooftop pool. Again this is not easy to see as you need to check the roof every 48 hours to check if water is failing to run off
Often the first sign of trouble will be one or two ugly damp spots on the ceiling. Human nature might try to convince you that it’s a trick of the light, or that the evenings are getting darker. Ignore these symptoms at your peril as you already have a leak somewhere.
And if it’s not attended to, the next course of action will have you flinging open every cupboard in search of any potentially suitable pots or pans to contain the inevitable drips. These will then decide to get quicker and quicker until the ceiling finally 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.
Do It Yourself?
Enthusiastic DIYers will not hesitate to wallop on some waterproofing compound from the local home improvement store over the perceived root cause of the problem. Unfortunately pin-pointing the exact location of a leak is notoriously difficult on flat roofs. Even though these products can do an adequate temporary job and Mr Fixit has plastered his where he thinks the leak is, this is probably nowhere near the actual defected or damaged part of the roofing membrane.
Wouldn’t it be much easier to have a team like Flat Roof Repair Dublin on your ‘Useful Contacts’ list?
We’re here to help, so call us the moment you suspect something unpleasant might be brewing. Our teams of specialist roofers all have a nose for sniffing out trouble along 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 problem. Stress not – your leak will be found out and fixed!
No Job too Big!
No matter how big or small the repair required it will be subject to a full site survey to assess the overall condition of the roof. All repairs and remedial work will be carried out quickly and efficiently to the highest standards using the most advanced and appropriate products available.
Our affordable professional leak repair service will help ensure that your flat roof sees out its full anticipated lifespan. So keep Flat Roof Repair Dublin in your useful numbers and we’ll be there when you need us most.