Why would I have a design review completed?
Like building inspectors, architects and building designers are not roofing specialists. The specialist expertise that Roof Inspection Reports can offer, gained from over 35 years of experience in the roofing industry, ensures that you receive the most comprehensive and accurate advice prior to committing to building works. The affordable cost of a design review, compared to the potential expense associated with a poorly designed roof, makes a project design inspection by Roof Inspection Reports the sensible option. An architectural design review by Roof Inspection Reports will provide you with advice on the proposed design’s compliance with Australian Standards and codes, its suitability for the intended building purpose, and any modifications required to prevent ongoing maintenance concerns.
Why should I have my roof inspected after completion?
Unfortunately, in construction of a new building is not uncommon for contractors installing the roof to fail to comply with design specifications and manufacturer’s instructions. Even where the owner or project manager conducts their own inspection, without specialist roofing expertise it is difficult to make a proper assessment of the roof condition. Roofs do not always show their faults immediately. When issues occur after a contract has been closed, it may be very difficult to secure any rectification from the contractor. Not only that, but even if rectification can be secured, lasting damage may already have occurred and the manufacturer’s warranty on the materials will be voided.
The advantage of having Roof Inspection Reports carry out your inspection is that we are experienced and independent. Not only do we have the expertise to know what we are looking for and assess roof conditions against industry codes and manufacturer’s instructions, we are able to provide impartial reporting and advice. Knowing that an expert who is independent from the project management and build process has provided you with honest and forthright advice allows you to ensure your roof is properly completed prior to closing out with contractors. The money spent on an inspection report can save you thousands of dollars in repairing an incorrectly installed roof in later years.
Why should I carry out maintenance?
All roofs require regular maintenance to keep them in good condition and prevent costly problems from arising. Roof maintenance should be undertaken every 6 months. In fact, the manufacturer’s warranty for most roofing materials will often be voided if you cannot show proof that the required maintenance schedule was adhered to. This leaves the building owner responsible for extensive repair costs on a relatively new roof.
While the importance of roof maintenance for building owners is obvious, the need for maintenance in leased premises should not be overlooked. Most commercial leases will require the leaseholder to perform regular building preventative maintenance and make good any damage. Where damage to a roof results from a leaseholder’s failure to undertake the expected maintenance, the leaseholder may find that they are liable for the costs of repairs or replacement.