Palm Beach Roof Inspection Report Purpose:

Provide a roof condition report to N.C.C 2016 Vol.2, AS 1562.1, AS 1562.3, SA HB 39 2015: The installation Code for metal Roofing and Walling and Manufacturer’s Instructions. Provide recommendations to extend longevity.

Findings & Recommendations In Palm Beach Roof Condition Report

  • Roof fasteners have reached the end of their serviceable lifespan. They are heavily corroded and require replacement. Rectifying this issue will stop future ingress and will increase longevity.
  • Evidence of damaged, broken asbestos barge cap. This should be replaced as soon as practically possible. Rectifying this issue will stop future ingress and will increase longevity.
  • Evidence of previous repair to the asbestos sheet using waterproof tape, which is only a temporary repair and has no longevity. Rectifying this issue will stop future ingress and will increase longevity.
  • Roof flashings have reached the end of their serviceable lifespan. Deterioration and corrosion are evident throughout the flashings; Roof flashings require replacement to prevent the spread of more corrosion. Rectifying this issue will stop future ingress and will increase longevity.
  • Evidence of pipe penetration which has been previously repaired using Wetseal, lapped against the flow of water, is heavily reliant on silicone and is showing signs of deterioration, non-compliant to SA HB 39 refer 8.2 and 8.6 as shown. All penetrations must be fitted with a synthetic Dektite as per manufacturer’s instructions. Also potential for future ponding, corrosion, and ingress, given the low pitch of approximately 1.2 degrees. It would be beneficial to install a tray flashing to the apex with the Dektite in diamond formation on top to allow total drainage.
  • Evidence of a previous repair using silicone and waterproof tape to seal the roof flashings to the roof sheets, which does not comply with the manufacturer’s instructions. Silicone has no longevity and breaks down under the sun’s UV rays, this is likely to trap in water and lead to ingress. Rectifying these issues will stop future ingress and will increase longevity.
  • Exposed copper piping, dissimilar metal water runoff is evident. If not rectified this will lead to possible failure of the roofing materials, and could lead to ingress. Copper piping needs to be taped / covered to prevent corrosion from occurring. Rectifying this issue will stop future ingress and will increase longevity.
  • Evidence of base plates of the hot water solar panel frame are showing signs of deterioration. Resulting from being installed through the pan of the roof sheets, blocking water flow. This has potential to trap in water and cause ingress. Rectifying this issue will stop future ingress and will increase longevity.

Conculsion Outlined In Palm Beach Roof Condition Report

There was no evidence of any hail impact damage to the roof sheets. Some of the roof and its components have reached the end of their serviceable lifespan. Numerous attempts at repairs and maintenance to the roof are evident that have only provided a temporary fix. It would be beneficial to have these issues rectified to increase longevity.

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