Pre-Purchase and Pre-Lease Inspections
It is common knowledge that before you purchase a property, the prudent buyer has a building inspection completed. Similarly, where the leaseholder will be responsible for upkeep of the building, it is wise to have an inspection performed before entering in to a lease for commercial property. Failing to get independent advice about the condition of the building could end up costing you hundreds of thousands of dollars in repair costs.
Unfortunately, building inspectors are not roof inspectors. While your building inspection may (or may not) include a paragraph assessing the condition of the building’s roof, a building inspector is usually a ‘jack of all trades, master of none’. They do not have the necessary specialist expertise and experience to make a proper assessment of your roof’s condition. In particular, they will not be experienced in assessing the design, structure and installation of the roof to be able to predict where future problems are likely to emerge. So a building inspector may report that your roof has no visible problems, when in fact the design or construction means that there is a problem just waiting to happen.
Roof Inspection Reports have 35 years of specialist expertise in the roofing industry. Having installed and repaired roofs of all materials for that length of time, we know what we are looking for and are able to perform a thorough assessment. Our report can include recommendations of repair works needed if you were to go ahead with the purchase or lease. If you like, we can even source quotes from reputable roofing specialists so you know what sort of costs you may be facing. That way, you can avoid any nasty surprises after contracts have been signed. The affordable cost of a roof inspection means that spending a little now can save thousands, or even hundreds of thousands, in the future.