Roof Problems

5 01, 2020

Roof structure danger-Oxley

2020-03-04T05:23:53+10:00January 5th, 2020|Building fallacies, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Roof structure danger-Oxley

Roof structure danger-Oxley, a Southern suburb of Brisbane. Building inspection carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection service. This roof is supported off an undersized ceiling beam, which is also causing sagging of the ceiling joists below. This is a common fault with roof structures of many older homes. Considerable sagging [...]

2 01, 2020

Old building fallacy-Coorparoo

2020-03-04T06:13:12+10:00January 2nd, 2020|Building fallacies, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Old building fallacy-Coorparoo

Old building fallacy-Coorparoo, a Southern suburb of Brisbane. "They don't build them like they used too" a dangerous excuse for problems in old buildings Inspected by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service: Typical construction for tiled roof's of houses built in and about the 1950's. The above photo shows a poorly constructed and [...]

2 01, 2020

Roof truss danger-Bellbowrie

2020-03-01T08:10:10+10:00January 2nd, 2020|Dangerous roof structures, Roof Problems, Roofs sagging|Comments Off on Roof truss danger-Bellbowrie

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

1 01, 2020

Roof sagging-Mount Gravatt

2020-03-09T05:51:01+10:00January 1st, 2020|Roof Problems, Roofs sagging|Comments Off on Roof sagging-Mount Gravatt

Roof sagging-Mount Gravatt, a Southern suburb of Brisbane. Inspected by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Problem: Props supporting this under-purlin (horizontal timber member, between the props). They are too widely spaced the under-purlin is also undersize. Rectification: This can be rectified by fitting addition props for support, provided they are supported [...]

1 01, 2020

Roof Box gutter leaking-Chapel Hill

2020-02-27T05:27:15+10:00January 1st, 2020|Roof Problems|Comments Off on Roof Box gutter leaking-Chapel Hill

Roof Box gutter leaking-Chapel Hill, 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 that require replacing. Important points: Rectification to [...]

1 01, 2020

Undersized box gutter-Bulimba

2020-02-27T05:46:34+10:00January 1st, 2020|Roof Problems|Comments Off on Undersized box gutter-Bulimba

Undersized box gutter-Bulimba, an Eastern suburb of Brisbane,  carried out by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Undersized box gutter with insufficient width and depth, lack of relief holes also securing through lower section of the gutter. Roof sheeting is also too short, must have appropriate extension into the gutter. Copious amount of [...]

1 01, 2020

Roof problems painted over-Brisbane

2020-02-26T07:13:37+10:00January 1st, 2020|Cover-ups!, Roof leaking, Roof Problems, Roof tile coating problems|Comments Off on Roof problems painted over-Brisbane

Roof problems painted over-Brisbane. Identified by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. This roof was only coated three months before the photo was taken ! More peeling, different roof. Roof painted over rusting roof sheeting. Damage to roof truss of a valley caused by consistent leaking of a roof. Damage to ceiling [...]

1 01, 2020

Roof gable overhang sagging-Albany Creek

2020-02-28T06:14:42+10:00January 1st, 2020|Roof Problems|Comments Off on Roof gable overhang sagging-Albany Creek

Roof gable overhang sagging-Albany Creek, a Northern suburb of Brisbane, identified by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Not a good idea: 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 [...]

1 01, 2020

Roof leaking from insufficient pitch-Carindale

2020-02-28T06:10:13+10:00January 1st, 2020|Roof leaking, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Roof leaking from insufficient pitch-Carindale

Roof leaking from insufficient pitch-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 has not [...]

1 01, 2020

Rusted roof sheeting & gutter guards

2020-03-01T08:33:56+10:00January 1st, 2020|Roof Problems|Comments Off on Rusted roof sheeting & gutter guards

Rusted roof sheeting & gutter guards, 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 a corrugated zincalume roof. Accumulation of leaves [...]

1 01, 2020

Metal roof tile damage-Ashgrove

2020-02-27T05:38:52+10:00January 1st, 2020|Roof Problems|Comments Off on Metal roof tile damage-Ashgrove

Metal roof tile damage-Ashgrove, 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 a common problem with this [...]

1 01, 2020

Roof flashing examples-Brisbane

2020-02-27T05:35:25+10:00January 1st, 2020|Roof Problems|Comments Off on Roof flashing examples-Brisbane

Roof flashing examples-Brisbane. 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 main purpose of most [...]

1 01, 2020

Roof construction-poor-Mount Gravatt

2020-02-27T07:08:14+10:00January 1st, 2020|Roof Problems|Comments Off on Roof construction-poor-Mount Gravatt

Roof construction-poor-Mount Gravatt, a Southern suburb of Brisbane. by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.  No supporting prop to end of an under-purlin (horizontal beam fitted to midway point between the external wall and peak of the roof). Inadequate roof support. Joint of under-purlins not supported by prop (right side of the prop). [...]

1 01, 2020

Roof leaking-Westlake

2020-02-25T06:10:23+10:00January 1st, 2020|Roof leaking, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Roof leaking-Westlake

Roof leaking-Westlake, 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 most cases the rain water evaporates [...]

1 01, 2020

Roof sheeting improper securing-Jamboree Heights

2020-02-27T07:13:08+10:00January 1st, 2020|Roof Problems|Comments Off on Roof sheeting improper securing-Jamboree Heights

Roof sheeting improper securing-Jamboree Heights, a Southern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Roof sheeting has been secured through the lower sections. This is where the water travels which will cause leaking and corrosion. Low profile sheeting is not suitable for use as roof sheeting: Do not walk on [...]