Roof Problems

1 01, 2020

Asbestos roof & insurance companies

2020-01-24T17:12:11+10:00January 1st, 2020|Asbestos, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Asbestos roof & insurance companies

Asbestos roof & insurance companies Building inspection in the Holland Park area, a Southern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Asbestos products were a readily available popular building product used throughout the 1940's right through to the late 1980's and sometimes later. The greater majority of houses built [...]

1 01, 2020

Pre-sale building inspections Case study 3

2020-01-18T10:51:57+10:00January 1st, 2020|Flooding, High-set vs 2 storey house, Old building fallacies, Pre-sale building inspections, Retaining wall problems, Rising Damp, Roof Problems, Rooms not suitable for habitation, Seepage, Tips for sellers|Comments Off on Pre-sale building inspections Case study 3

Pre-sale building inspections, Case study 3, in Fig Tree Pocket, a south west suburb of Brisbane. carried by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service on a house Examples of how a pre-sale inspection report by Peter Weddell can help current home owners, considerably. Pre-sale building inspection of a two storey brick veneer [...]

1 01, 2020

Rusted Roof sheeting

2020-01-21T06:57:27+10:00January 1st, 2020|Roof Problems|Comments Off on Rusted Roof sheeting

Rusted roof sheeting, in the Tarragindi area, a Southern suburb of Brisbane, Inspection by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. These photos show how important it is to employ someone trusted to check rusted roof sheeting like Peter Weddell for your Building Inspections, Brisbane, QBIS. Importance of roof access: Rusted roof that could [...]

1 01, 2020

New roof problems

2020-01-21T06:51:53+10:00January 1st, 2020|Roof Problems|Comments Off on New roof problems

New roof problems, in Norman Park, an Eastern suburb of Brisbane. by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service This photo shows what the potential buyer thought to be a completely new roof. When the roof exterior was inspected it proved that approximately one third of the roof still had rusting galvanised iron [...]

30 12, 2019

Rusted roof sheeting caused by roof gutter guards

2020-01-21T06:37:29+10:00December 30th, 2019|Roof Problems|Comments Off on Rusted roof sheeting caused by roof gutter guards

Rusted roof sheeting caused by roof gutter guards, in the Brighton area a Northern suburb of Brisbane, carried out by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. These examples were taken from different areas of a roof showing examples of why it is not a good idea to have gutter guards fitted to [...]

1 11, 2019

Pre-sale building inspections Case study 2

2020-01-18T10:53:35+10:00November 1st, 2019|Buying at auction problems, Concrete stumps fracturing, Dangers of buying property over the internet!, Pre-sale building inspections, Roof Problems, Sagging ceiling linings, Tips for buyers, Tips for sellers|Comments Off on Pre-sale building inspections Case study 2

Pre-sale building inspections Case study 2, in the Coopers Plains area, a Southern suburb of Brisbane. carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service Learn how current home owners can benefit from a building inspection. This building inspection was carried out on behalf of an interstate owner. The purpose was to [...]

1 11, 2019

Roof truss problems

2020-01-05T17:05:36+10:00November 1st, 2019|Dangerous structures, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Roof truss problems

Roof truss problems, identified in a building inspection carried out in the Mount Gravatt area, a Southern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service: Separation of gang-nail plate and bottom chord, above the supporting roof beam. Separation of a gang-nail plate attached to junction of top and bottom Chords [...]

1 11, 2019

Roof flashing

2020-01-05T17:23:49+10:00November 1st, 2019|Roof Problems|Comments Off on Roof flashing

Roof flashing, some examples of roof flashing methods. Courtesy of Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. This is a photo of two flashing's that have been fitted to cover the gap created between the concrete roof tiles and the external brick wall to stop water entry to the house interior.  This is the [...]

1 11, 2019

Serious problem with new house roof

2020-01-24T16:38:23+10:00November 1st, 2019|New house problems, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Serious problem with new house roof

Serious problem with new house roof, in the Ormeau area, a Southern suburb of Brisbane, carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Serious problem: Separating gang nails securing junctions of roof truss joints to roof structure of this house that is  less than 4 years old, not good!  The truss [...]

1 11, 2019

Metal roof tile damage

2020-01-21T06:41:36+10:00November 1st, 2019|Roof Problems|Comments Off on Metal roof tile damage

Metal roof tile damage, in the Ashgrove area, a Northern suburb of Brisbane, accessed and identified by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service  Metal tile roof with extensive surface deterioration, possibly caused by damage from hail over the years. Some caused by age and possibly due to hail damage. Although this is [...]

1 11, 2019

Dangerous roof structure

2020-01-06T06:14:02+10:00November 1st, 2019|Dangerous structures, Roof Problems, Sagging roofs|Comments Off on Dangerous roof structure

Dangerous roof structure, in Bellbowrie, a western suburb of Brisbane. carried out by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service  This illustration shows the location of gang-nails used in securing junctions of roof truss components. The following photos show separation of gang-nails plates in the roof of a house approximately 8 years of age. [...]

1 11, 2019

Roof box gutter

2020-01-18T08:53:32+10:00November 1st, 2019|Roof Problems|Comments Off on Roof box gutter

Roof box gutter causing significant problems, in the Chapel Hill area, a Western suburb of Brisbane. by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.  Undersized and insufficient number of down-pipe outlets, below this box gutter. Movement: Undulation of the fascia-boards caused by movement of footings supporting these steel columns. Fractured and rotting fascia-boards [...]

1 11, 2019

Insufficient roof flashing causing leaking

2020-01-24T16:56:17+10:00November 1st, 2019|New house problems, Roof leaking, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Insufficient roof flashing causing leaking

Insufficient roof flashing causing leaking, in the Westlake area, a western suburb of Brisbane by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. The majority of building owners do not realize that almost every roof of any type of building will leak in places at some stages. This often occurs from differing weather conditions. In [...]

1 11, 2019

Low roof pitch causing leaking

2020-01-24T16:40:17+10:00November 1st, 2019|Roof leaking, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Low roof pitch causing leaking

Low roof pitch causing leaking, in Carindale, an Eastern suburb of Brisbane. Inspected by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service  Building paper: Building paper is often fitted by Builders below roof tiles to allow a roof pitch to be at an angle that is under an acceptable requirement. In this particular case it [...]

1 11, 2019

Inadequate roof structure

2020-01-08T12:36:08+10:00November 1st, 2019|Roof Problems|Comments Off on Inadequate roof structure

Dangerous-roof-structure, in the Karana Downs area, a Western suburb of Brisbane. Identified by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. This roof structure has been built with no support below the ridge-beam (horizontal timber at peak of the roof). It also has insufficient support below the under-purlins (horizontal support below rafters at midway [...]