DPR is the neighbourhoods chosen flat roofing specialist across Yorkshire, with over 25 years experience and a portfolio of repairs covering commercial, domestic, large and small flat roofs.

Over that time, we have built up an extensive knowledge regarding what signs to look for when solving roof leak problems, especially in relation to flat roofs.

If you have a leak, the chances are you will notice the leak in the room below, but due to the flat roof construction, it is unlikely that the leak will be attributed to a point directly above, as water finds it way under the top layer and between the layers before finding a path through the ceiling.

Leaks can be caused by a huge variety of factors, but before any work is carried out, our team will have to undertake a full inspection. This is because if pools of water are occurring there could be a more serious large-scale problem. This could be caused by a design flaw with cracks detectable at joints or around the guttering, which could need replacing or cleaning.

If your flat roof has a gravel layer on top of the membrane, the source is harder to find, but our team know what signs to look for including discolouring. If at this point still no obvious source of a leak can be detected, our team can also use other methods to survey the roof before any work is carried out.

Upon detection, we will then offer alternatives and a recommended option which could include a full scale repair or even a replacement flat roof, depending on each individual scenario. From patch repairs to a complete new fixed overlay, our team have the skills required to solve your leaking problems. To see all the options we can provide, you can check out our flat roofing section in the domestic or commercial tabs.

For more information or to arrange for a surveyor to come out and check your roof, visit our contact us page to see the areas we cover, and the number to call.