Locating Infiltration on the Roof!
THE SEARCH FOR INFILTRATION ON THE ROOF
Water Infiltration on the roof, can be degrading for your home! To guard against a water leak on your roof, it’s necessary to notice it before it gets worse and causes water damage. It is crucial to react during the initial signs such as: mold, humidity, an appearance of halos on the ceiling, droplets of water on the ceiling.
To prevent this, our roofing contractors and home inspectors in Minneapolis are trained to identify what can cause of a leaking roof.
METHODS TO DETECT ROOF INFILTRATION
Our Sellers Roofing Company execute various steps to Look for infiltration in the best way:
Study of the history of this construction Look for infiltrations Within the site (industrial construction, home,...) Search for infiltrations outside The various tools to do this
VISUAL INFILTRATION SEARCH ON A ROOF
Our experts search the source of this flow using the naked eye, that is to say without using specific devices for the search of flow. The strategy is as follows:
Eliminate bulky items from the roof Bitumen coring or other Analysis in detail (ex: elimination of bindings of the canopy, research if there is a leak and delivery of the canopy )
SMOKE INFILTRATION ON THE ROOF
Operation: The smoke is a device for blowing beneath the seal a thick white smoke which will disperse under the sealing complicated.
Precautions: Smoke is used only on optional terraces (gravelled, slabs on pad).
Verification: The smoke will come out where the flow began.
TRACER GAS LEAK DETECTION
Operation: The hunt for tracer gas infiltration is a technique which involves injecting a gas (mixture of approximately 95% nitrogen and 5% hydrogen) beneath the reduced pressure seal.
Precautions: Permit time for the gas to diffuse completely (about 10-20 minutes depending on the surface).
Verification: we are searching for infiltrations using a pole equipped with a probe (sniffer) and a digital box. The device will warn us by audible and luminous signals of the location where the water flow comes during our evaluation.
INVESTIGATION OF ROOF INFILTRATION BY ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC PROBE
Operation: This infiltration search technique permits the use of a probe to ship under the sealing complicated, electric waves in low voltages (not harmful for people ). With this study to work, it’s required to put in water (to water the roof) of the sealing complicated.
Precaution: This way of searching for water infiltration only occurs on a roof terrace. This technique is used when the search for infiltrations by tracer gas or smoke is improper.
Verification: Equipped with a helmet, digital box and a probe, our roofers-seals discover the infiltrations as a result of the configurations of the box and into the beep signals emitted in the helmet.
You’ll find that leaks aren’t always located in bright, visible spaces. Leaks can take place in your attic or sunroom. They can seep into shingles and drywall, doing hundreds of dollars in damage before a drop ever reaches the floor. Spend some time looking up in your home. Do you notice any odd, drooping spots or discoloration? If so, contact us as soon as possible. You don’t want roof leaks to progress.