Roof Problems

1 10, 2020

Dangerous alteration of roof trusses

2020-10-03T09:29:53+10:00October 1st, 2020|Dangerous structures, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Dangerous alteration of roof trusses

Alterations of roof trusses causing danger of roof collapsing. Dangerous alteration of roof trusses. Identified by Peter Weddell, owner operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.  Dangerous alteration to roof trusses, what were they thinking?  Cutting out the main supports of these roof trusses to fit this garage door could have proven dangerous, if [...]

1 08, 2020

Roof in danger of collapsing

2020-08-16T07:34:13+10:00August 1st, 2020|Dangerous roof structures, New house problems, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Roof in danger of collapsing

Roof in danger of collapsing, in a northern suburb of Brisbane Roof in danger of collapsing. Examples of how a potentially dangerous roof truss situation was avoided as a result of a recent building inspection, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. You want to be aware of this! Considerable sideways bowing [...]

2 07, 2020

Gutter design causing rot

2020-08-16T10:23:45+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Roof Problems|Comments Off on Gutter design causing rot

Poor design of guttering causing rot to roof framing, of a home in Westlake, South West of Brisbane. Gutter design causing rot, identified by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service  Roof gutters without eaves are not good building practice. Examples of problems resulting from this bad design are in the following photos. [...]

2 07, 2020

Sagging of roof gable overhang

2020-08-16T17:38:44+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Roof Problems|Comments Off on Sagging of roof gable overhang

Overhang of roof gable causing sagging. Sagging of roof gable overhang, identified by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. I would not recommend this method of supporting a gable overhang in roof construction. As it relies upon the gang nails attached to the outriggers to stop it from sagging. In most cases [...]

2 07, 2020

Roof structure danger

2020-08-17T06:40:50+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Dangerous roof structures, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Roof structure danger

Roof structure danger and how it can be avoided. Roof structure danger, identified by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Potentially dangerous roof: These roof trusses are sagging considerably with separation of gang-nail plates (securings to joints between the web member and the top chord of the truss). This is a very [...]

2 07, 2020

Roof rusting from gutter guards

2020-08-17T17:54:14+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Roof Problems|Comments Off on Roof rusting from gutter guards

Gutter guards causing rusting of roof sheeting. Roof rusting from gutter guards. Courtesy of 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 a corrugated zincalume roof. Accumulation of [...]

2 07, 2020

Roof flashing examples

2020-08-17T18:48:51+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Roof Problems|Comments Off on Roof flashing examples

Roof flashing examples. Examples of roof flashing. 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 [...]

2 07, 2020

Roof with defects

2020-08-17T19:00:51+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Roof Problems|0 Comments

Roof and defects Roof with defects. Courtesy of Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Problem: Unsuitable low profile wall sheeting has been used as roof sheeting. The roof sheeting has also been secured through lower sections and not the ribs, this has caused consistent leaking around the screws. An undersized box gutter [...]

2 07, 2020

Rusted roofs around Brisbane

2020-08-05T06:26:54+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Roof Problems|Comments Off on Rusted roofs around Brisbane

Rusted roofs around Brisbane. By Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Rusted roofs around Brisbane. These photos show how important it is to employ someone trusted to check the roof exterior. Importance of roof access: This rusted roof that could not be identified from the ground level or from the roof interior. [...]

2 07, 2020

Leaking roof causing damage

2020-08-18T06:34:39+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Roof leaking, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Leaking roof causing damage

Damage to roof from leaking. Leaking roof causing damage. Identified 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 most cases the [...]

2 07, 2020

Hail damaged roof

2020-08-19T06:30:12+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Roof Problems|Comments Off on Hail damaged roof

Why is hail damage so devastating? learn about a hail damaged roof. In the Brighton area, a northern suburb of Brisbane, carried by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Hail damage: The following photos show the extent of hail damage to a roof that was easily accessible from the ground level with [...]

2 07, 2020

Overloaded stormwater system

2020-08-19T06:45:31+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Roof Problems|Comments Off on Overloaded stormwater system

Overloaded stormwater system, in Northgate, a Northern suburb of Brisbane. Overloaded stormwater system. Indentified by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. The following photos show too many down-pipes from the roof gutters connected to one storm-water pipe. This most commonly occurs when fall of the land is down from the street towards rear [...]

2 07, 2020

Causes of roof leaks

2020-08-19T06:59:16+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Roof leaking, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Causes of roof leaks

Causes of roof leaks, Causes of roof leaks. Courtesy of Peter Weddell, owner operator of Qld Home buyers Inspection service. Roof valley's. Location of a roof, where the pitch changes direction. Roof vent (mechanical): Spinning roof vents are known for leaking and will not operate any more effectively than a fixed vent. The eaves must [...]

2 07, 2020

Building fallacies and roof structures

2020-08-19T17:31:53+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Building fallacies, Dangerous roof structures, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Building fallacies and roof structures

Roof structures and old building fallacies. Building fallacies and roof structures. Courtesy of Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service: The above photo shows an inadequately supported roof structure. "They don't build them like they used too" A potentially dangerous excuse for problems in old buildings. This was typical construction for tiled roof's [...]

1 07, 2020

Roof structure collapse danger

2020-08-19T18:11:02+10:00July 1st, 2020|Building fallacies, Dangerous roof structures, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Roof structure collapse danger

Danger of roof structure collapsing. Roof structure collapse danger. Identified by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection service. A tiled roof supported off an undersized ceiling beam (binder) which is also causing sagging of the ceiling joists below. This is a common fault with roof structures of many homes built in Brisbane around [...]

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