In the pipeline - DIY BLOG#43 - EMERGENCY ROOF REPAIRS IN ELSTERNWICK

November 23 2015

Regular gutter cleaning and inspecting of the roof and associated flashings are essential to keep your roof in tiptop condition. The following are job notes from a recent plumbing emergency where lack of regular maintenance lead to part of the roof dislodging during very strong winds.

AFTER HOURS - STORM DAMAGE INVESTIGATION

Attended property after hours on 16/11/15 to investigate report of a storm damaged roof.

FINDINGS/ACTIONS

-Accessed property and was shown a section of roof & flashing which become dislodged in the strong winds

-Set up roof access and personal protective equipment

-Inspected pitched metal roof and found to be in poor condition

-Found many loose nails and loose ridge cappings

-Also found a missing barge flashing and various rusted roof sheets

-Carried out roof repairs including re-nailing loose roof nails and installing additional screws into ridge

-Packed up and left site clear

RECOMMENDATION

1. Barge timber/flashing replacement and application of noxide to rusted roof sheet areas.​

Webbplumbing services have provided a quote for the permanent repair roof repairs and assisted the client with their insurance claim.


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