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YOUR ROOF INSPECTION CHECKLIST

As a home owner it can be near impossible to know whether your roof needs repair, a roof restoration or even a complete replacement.

Whilst we at Brisbane Roofing Solutions are roofing professionals and know exactly what to look for during a roof inspection, it can be a tricky process doing your own roof inspection. What should you look for? What are the telltale signs your roof needs attention?

Here we have outlined important warning signs to look for when inspecting your
roof. After reading the following information you will know when your roof needs repairing and will be equipped to carry out your very own roof inspection.

By acting quickly you can save money in expensive roof repair bills by following this 10 point roof checklist.

1. CHECK FOR BROKEN ROOF TILES

Broken roof tiles may cause leaks which can lead to structural damage. roof inspection checklist - broken roof tiles

Simply have a good look around your roof (we do not recommend you climb on to your roof without the appropriate safety gear in place). If you see broken tiles write down how many you can see and where they are.

 

 

roof inspection ridge and gable tiles2.  CHECK FOR BROKEN RIDGE AND GABLE TILES

Broken ridge and gable tiles can also cause leaks. Make sure you check these tiles thoroughly.

 

 

 

3.  CHECK THE CONDITION OF RIDGE CAPPING ridge capping

Ridge capping is also known as bedding and pointing. Major or minor cracks in the bedding and pointing can cause leaks or dislodgement of the ridge.

 

 

 

valley cuts4. CHECK THE CONDITION OF VALLEY TILES

Broken valley cuts need clipping to prevent dislodging.

 

 

 

 

5. CHECK FOR WEEP HOLES weep holes

Having no weep holes can cause water to build up and eventually leak into your ceiling.

 

 

 

valley irons 6. CHECK THE CONDITION OF VALLEY IRONS

Valley irons are susceptible to weather and can rust away. Check to see if any valley irons are showing signs of rust.

 

 

 

 

7. INSPECT THE LEAD FLASHING lead flashing

Lead flashing should be cut every 3 metres due to the lead shrinking and expanding during hot and cold periods. Lack of expansion cuts will cause cracking, leading to leaks.

 

 

8. INSPECT THE ROOF SURFACE roof recoating

What is the condition of your roof tiles? Is there visible moss and lichen build up. Do your roof tiles need recoating?

 

 

 

9. INSPECT YOUR ROOF FIXING METHODS roof fixings

Have the tiles been secured down properly? During high wind, if tiles are not secured properly they may lift, causing the loss of parts, or in extreme cases, all of your roof.

 

 

10. CHECK THE CONDITION OF YOUR SARKING sarking replacement

Sarking is a fire and moisture retardant and is laid under your tiles. You need to check whether the sarking has deteriorated due to age? Are there any visible holes? Electricians put holes in sarking for placement of wires.

 

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A WORD OF CAUTION REGARDING ROOF INSPECTION & REPAIR

Plenty of home handy men and women read DIY manuals, watch renovation television shows or watch You Tube for tips on how to repair their own roof.

There are major safety precautions required, and if you try to make any repairs and injure yourself or cause further damage, it is unlikely insurance will cover you. For any roof repairs, roof restorations or roof replacements we highly recommend you hire a skilled roofing company. But it does not hurt to be well informed!

 

Contact Details

Brisbane Roofing Solutions
101 Kulcha Street Algester QLD 4115
Tel: (07) 3276 1546
ABN: 97 160 499 767
QBCC Licence: 15030347

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