Coverup of defects with roofs and how it may affect you. 

Roof defects covered up. Photo above not only shows paint over rusted roof sheeting but also an improperly fitted roof sheet with its side lap facing up. Side overlaps of roof sheeting must face down into corrugations of sheeting it is covering to avoid leaking to roof interior and rot. QBIS

Covered-up roof defects

Rusted roof sheeting that has been painted over to cover a serious problem:

Significantly rusted roof sheeting that has been painted over to make it look as if it has been replaced, when observing it from ground level. These close-up photos tell a different story. Example of what some sellers will do for the sake of a sale.

Rusted sheeting from inside the roof.

Photo from inside of roof tells a different story and shows true condition of roof sheeting!

Bear in mind if building paper was fitted below roof sheeting the only way rusted roof could have been accurately assessed is from the exterior.

Make sure your inspector gets on the roof to properly assess its condition!

Damage to ceiling lining caused by consistent leaking of roof.

It is important to have consistent leaking from a roof repaired as soon as possible. Consistent leaking is most common cause of damage to ceiling linings, parts of the roof structure and interior of the house. Coverup of the roof exterior is only a temporary solution to an ongoing problem.

Roof defects covered up. Important notes: 

  • Do not mix zincalume with galvanised sheeting or flashing’s otherwise corrosion will occur between them.
  • They must be replaced in one or the other.

The buyer and agent thought the roof sheeting had been replaced, both were misled by the unscrupulous seller. Good examples showing importance of access and photos to expose costly cover-ups.