Roof Problems

1 09, 2021

Roof in danger of collapsing

2021-11-27T15:28:26+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

Severely altered roof trusses

2021-11-27T16:55:36+10:00August 21st, 2021|Dangerous structures, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Severely altered roof trusses

Alterations of roof trusses causing danger of roof collapsing, what were they thinking?  Severely altered roof trusses. 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

Poorly built roof structure

2021-11-27T17:16:19+10:00August 1st, 2021|Building fallacies, Dangerous roof structures, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Poorly built roof structure

Roof structure danger from poor construction. Poorly built 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 [...]

1 08, 2021

Serious roof problem 8yr old house

2021-11-27T16:37:40+10:00August 1st, 2021|Dangerous roof structures, Roof Problems, Roofs sagging|Comments Off on Serious roof problem 8yr old house

Danger to roof of an 8 year old house Serious roof problem 8yr old house. QBIS.  Serious roof problem with 8yr old house 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 [...]

2 07, 2021

Roof gutter overflowing damage

2021-11-27T17:43:21+10:00July 2nd, 2021|Roof leaking, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Roof gutter overflowing damage

Learn about leaking roofs and damage they cause. Roof gutter overflowing damage. QBIS. Facts: Every type of roof will leak at some stages over its life. Leaking often occurs in differing weather conditions. Consistent leaking from a roof is what causes problems and must be addressed ASAP. In most cases, water evaporates before it [...]

2 07, 2021

Hail damaged roof

2021-11-21T09:06:14+10:00July 2nd, 2021|Roof Problems|Comments Off on Hail damaged roof

How hail damage can potentially affect home owners and buyers. Learn about a hail damaged roof and how it can affect you. QBIS. Above photo is of hail damaged roof that was checked by an insurance assessor also roofing contractor that both missed damage and therefore initially denied an insurance claim. Their decision was [...]

2 07, 2021

Overloaded stormwater system

2021-11-24T15:48:28+10:00July 2nd, 2021|Roof Problems|Comments Off on Overloaded stormwater system

Learn about causes of overloaded stormwater systems and what to avoid. Overloaded stormwater system.  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 of the property. QBIS. Too many downpipes [...]

2 07, 2021

Causes of roof leaks

2021-12-09T14:34:12+10:00July 2nd, 2021|Roof leaking, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Causes of roof leaks

Learn about common areas roof's may leak and how to fix. Causes of roof leaks. QBIS. Valley's, where a roof pitch alters and changes direction. Water travelling down two faces of a roof often leak where they meet at a valley. This can be fixed by bedding tiles to form a trough for water [...]

2 07, 2021

Roof defects covered up

2021-12-09T16:18:01+10:00July 2nd, 2021|Cover-ups!, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Roof defects covered up

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 [...]

2 07, 2021

Significant bowing roof trusses

2021-11-27T16:45:56+10:00July 2nd, 2021|Dangerous roof structures, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Significant bowing roof trusses

Roof trusses bowing and their danger, in Forest Lake a Southern suburb of Brisbane. Significant 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 tiled [...]

2 07, 2021

Inadequate roof truss support

2021-11-30T11:00:11+10:00July 2nd, 2021|Building design faults, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Inadequate roof truss support

Learn how inadequate roof truss support can be potentially dangerous. Dangerous inadequate roof truss support. QBIS. Wrong method of support: This is not the correct way to support and secure roof trusses at the junction of a hipped roof. Top chords of the hip trusses should have extended over the supporting truncated/girder truss. Bottom [...]

1 07, 2021

Roof inspection importance

2021-11-24T16:10:47+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

2021-11-30T11:36:00+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 [...]

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