Building Inspection Uncovers Faulty Roof Tiles
A Building Inspection With A Birds Eye View!
As part of our Inspections we physically climb up on top of the house and check the roofing.
From the roof I noticed that the three-way ridge tiles were all in a serious degraded condition and then made comment on these in the Building Inspection Report, and recommended that those tiles should be removed and replaced, as they were a high risk of failing in the near future.
The Buyer & Real Estate Agent were then able to use the Report to negotiate with the Seller and request that these items be repaired/replaced by a roofer before the property went unconditional.
We were updated afterward and as it turns out the Seller did arrange a Roof Tiler to attend and carry out repairs, and once he went on to the roof and applied a bit of pressure with his foot the whole tile disintegrated underneath him. After further research it was also uncovered that a bad batch of three-way ridge tiles had been in circulation back when this house was originally built.
Luckily for the Buyer, they used Gold Coast Building Inspections to carry out a Building Inspection in Varsity Lakes before they brought their home!
They were able to use their Building Report to save themselves a lot of money and avoided a nasty surprise after settlement, as the Seller ended up replacing all the faulty tiles at their own expense. Happy Buyers!
If you need a prompt, detailed Building & Pest Report carried out, please call us!
A Pre Purchase Building Inspection from Gold Coast Inspections will usually take 1-2 hours to complete and your digital report is sent within 24 hours of the inspection (providing payment has been made!) with a follow up phone call to discuss any findings.
We usually request about a weeks notice when booking an inspection in, but if you have left it to the last minute don’t stress! We can often fit you in if time is tight.