1 09, 2021

Roof in danger of collapsing

2021-09-04T08:05:42+10:00September 1st, 2021|Dangerous roof structures, New house problems, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Roof in danger of collapsing

Learn the dangers a building inspector can miss by not physically getting in a roof! Examples of how a roof in danger of collapsing was avoided as a result of a recent building inspection by Peter Weddell of QBIS. This is why it is important for your building inspector to physically get in [...]

21 08, 2021

Danger of altered roof trusses

2021-08-21T07:58:52+10:00August 21st, 2021|Dangerous structures, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Danger of altered roof trusses

Alterations of roof trusses causing danger of roof collapsing, what were they thinking?  Altered roof trusses danger. QBIS. Cutting out the bottom chords of these roof trusses to fit a garage door could have proven dangerous, if not for advice from Peter Weddell on how to rectify the problem, economically. Bottom chords (horizontal main [...]

1 08, 2021

Dangerous roof structure

2021-08-21T08:56:47+10:00August 1st, 2021|Building fallacies, Dangerous roof structures, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Dangerous roof structure

Roof structure danger. Dangerous roof structure. Identified by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection service and Queensland Building Inspection Service, QBIS. 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 [...]

1 08, 2021

Roof danger to 8 year old house

2021-08-21T08:59:25+10:00August 1st, 2021|Dangerous roof structures, Roof Problems, Roofs sagging|Comments Off on Roof danger to 8 year old house

Danger to roof of an 8 year old house Roof danger to 8 year old house. QBIS.  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 8 years of age. Roofs (especially [...]

2 07, 2021

Danger from bowing roof trusses

2021-08-15T14:51:00+10:00July 2nd, 2021|Dangerous roof structures, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Danger from bowing roof trusses

Roof trusses bowing and their danger, in Forest Lake a Southern suburb of Brisbane. Danger from bowing roof trusses. The buyer was made aware and got a reduction in the buying price to be compensated for this serious and potentially dangerous problem. QBIS. Sideways bowing of roof trusses: Roof trusses supporting this concrete [...]

1 07, 2021

Roof inspection importance

2021-08-28T11:07:42+10:00July 1st, 2021|Roof Problems|Comments Off on Roof inspection importance

Learn how building inspectors can cost you money if they do not access a roof. Learn the importance of a roof inspection and how it may potentially save you money in renegotiation and compensation if faults are identified. QBIS. A badly damaged roof not identified by previous building inspector. This roof was damaged [...]

1 07, 2021

Concealed boxgutter causing defects

2021-08-26T17:56:45+10:00July 1st, 2021|Roof leaking, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Concealed boxgutter causing defects

Boxgutter causing serious defects and how to overcome them.  Learn how concealed boxgutter causing defects can affect your house and how to rectify. QBIS.  Damage caused by concealed box gutters overflowing. Combination of the box gutter being undersize, lack of relief holes also insufficient number of down-pipe outlets is causing numerous problems to [...]

1 07, 2021

Leaking roof’s around Brisbane

2021-08-30T17:26:52+10:00July 1st, 2021|Roof Problems|Comments Off on Leaking roof’s around Brisbane

Common places for roof leaking to occur. Learn about leaking roof's around Brisbane. QBIS. These are examples why you would use Peter Weddell for your next Building Inspection in Brisbane. Someone that is prepared to access the roof exterior for a thorough inspection! Ph: 3222 4383. Chimney's will leak if not correctly flashed: [...]

1 07, 2021

Poor gutter design causing rot

2021-08-19T11:06:22+10:00July 1st, 2021|Roof Problems|Comments Off on Poor gutter design causing rot

Learn how poor design of guttering is causing rotting of roof framing. Poor gutter design causing rot. Learn how to alleviate this serious fault. QBIS.  Roof gutters without eaves are not good building practice. Some examples of problems resulting from this poor design of roof gutter! How poor gutter design is causing rot to [...]

1 07, 2021

Undersized box gutters

2021-08-28T12:14:50+10:00July 1st, 2021|Roof Problems|Comments Off on Undersized box gutters

How undersized box gutters can cause damage.  What you need to know about undersized Box gutters, their impact and how to overcome their problems. QBIS. Problems with undersized box gutter and this roof. Roof sheeting was too short. Gutter was secured where water travels Rotting of the ceiling linings below indicate the gutter [...]

1 07, 2021

Roof tiles painted and peeling

2021-08-22T08:11:12+10:00July 1st, 2021|Roof Problems, Roof tile coating problems|Comments Off on Roof tiles painted and peeling

Some examples of an expensive roof tile coating job gone wrong. Be warned: These roof tiles were peeling not long after being painted. QBIS. These coated roof tiles were PEELING after only three months! The firm that coated this roof demanded a considerable amount of cash before coating this roof. They could not be [...]

1 07, 2021

Sagging of roof gable overhang

2021-09-14T10:53:40+10:00July 1st, 2021|Roof Problems|Comments Off on Sagging of roof gable overhang

Causes of roof gable overhang to sag. Learn why sagging of a roof gable overhang occurs and how to alleviate before it develops into a more serious problem. QBIS. Poor method of supporting a gable overhang causing it to sag. I would not recommend this method of supporting a gable overhang in roof [...]

1 07, 2021

Damage caused from leaking roofs

2021-08-22T09:38:09+10:00July 1st, 2021|Roof leaking, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Damage caused from leaking roofs

Leaking roofs causing damage and how identify. Learn how roofs leaking causing damage can be fixed.  Roofs leaking causing damage Leaking roof causing damage to a newly built house. Consistent leaking from a roof valley to a 5 year old house causing rot to some roofing timber and part of the roof [...]

1 07, 2021

Faults with roof

2021-08-23T17:10:46+10:00July 1st, 2021|Roof leaking, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Faults with roof

Roof faults and associated problems they cause. What you need to know about faults with a roof and what to do about it. QBIS. Roof fault of sealant applied to sides of sheeting Definite indication of roof leaking on a regular basis. Consistent leaking of roof's is a major concern for causing rot to [...]

1 07, 2021

Roof structure danger

2021-09-17T18:36:33+10:00July 1st, 2021|Dangerous roof structures, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Roof structure danger

Dangerous roof structure and practical solutions regarding rectification. Roof structure danger. 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). QBIS This very serious problem was unknown to the home owner/seller and required immediate attention! [...]

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