In the pipeline - Information Blog # 53 ROOF REPAIRS BRIGHTON
February 06 2016
Case Study 1.
ROOF LEAK (LOWER GAL ROOF)
We attended this home on Friday the 6th of Feb and investigated leak from lower roof into the bedroom at rear N/W of the house. Minor repairs were carried to a lap in roof sheeting and silicon sealing of roof nail holes.
FINDINGS/ACTIONS -Inspected rear bedroom and could see water staining around downlights -Inspected flat roof above and could see no obvious cause of the leak, however could see several possible causes including,, *roof nails are loose and have lifted *roof sheets are short of the quadrant gutter *flat roof does not have adequate pitch and this combined with sheet laps may cause leak *flashing along south side would not prevent water entry if quadrant guttering over flowed *where roof sheeting fits under the edge of south side flashing is badly rusted and may be source of leak *downpipes from upper level roof flow onto flat corrugated roof causing volume over load *spouting on upper level roof has rust holes and would flow onto lower level roof and cause volume over load *evaporative cooler on upper level appears to be constantly over flowing and this corrosive water will cause rust problems
Recommendations: 1. Replace roof nails, rivet and seal roof sheet laps. Cost estimate $721.50 + gst. 2. Replace spouting associated with flat roof and flashing on south and west side. Cost estimate $1808.00 + gst. 3. Re-route downpipes from upper level tanks in 90 mm PVC . Cost estimate $1189.00 + gst. 4. Replace spouting around 2 storey section of home. . Cost estimate $10397.00+ gst. 5. Replace float valve in evaporative cooler. Cost estimate $435.00 + gst.
Note: -We can provide a scope of works for any of the recommendations.
Please call webbplumbing on 1300 238 993 and we will assist you in finding your roof leaks.