Boxgutter causing defects, in Chapel Hill a Western suburb of Brisbane.

Concealed boxgutter causing defects. Identified by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service and Queensland Building Inspection Service, QBIS

Box gutter leaking causing defects

Undersized and insufficient number of down-pipe outlets, below this box gutter.

Concealed boxgutter leaking causing movement defect

Movement caused by box gutter problems

Concealed boxgutter causing defects. Important points:

  • Replacing the concealed boxgutter would be very expensive as the roof sheeting and eave linings would need to be removed to access and replace any rotting timber of the roof structure.
  • Larger box gutters, more and larger down-pipes. Relief holes would also have to be fitted.

This is another fine example of why you should employ Peter Weddell for your next building inspection. Someone that is prepared to do a thorough inspection report by getting on the roof that others are not willing to do,  otherwise it could cost you dearly!

Related material on box gutter defects:

Vic Government illustrations and data on box-gutters

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