Maintenance is key!
This is the aftermath of a slightly leaking/rusted gutter in a property I am working on in Glenelg, South Australia.
After years of turning a blind eye to a slightly leaking gutter, problems did eventually arise for these residential home owners and unfortunately it was much worse than a roof gutter.
If the problematic gutter was replaced earlier it would have been a cheap problem to fix. Instead now, not only are we replacing the defective gutter but we are also replacing timber fascias which have severe fungal rot in them. Rectifying this issue will require a substantially greater amount of materials and is also very labour intensive compared to what it could have been.
Preventative maintenance is key.
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In the day and age of DIY jobs around the home due to everyone getting exited with THE BLOCK etc I often find issues like this!
It is now more important than ever to get a pre-purchase property inspection in order to identify potential problems like this. Sure, it might be easy to spot some old timbers or fixtures that are already rotting, but what about a recently completed renovation? You know, the type of jobs that are rushed through quickly in order to make a great impression with a minimal cost?
It’s these types of ‘upgrades’ that home buyers really need to watch out for. The use of incorrect materials or improper installation are easily masked by the ‘wow factor’ these botched up renovations can create. You owe it to yourself to invest in a professional, somebody who can see past the smoke and mirrors of a property presentation and get straight down to what’s important – how valuable or how much of a liability is this property you are considering investing in!
-moisture test performed in a shower area. This returned a failed test due to no sealant applied around the tap to stop moisture/water entering into the wall cavity. This in the future can lead to fungal rot within the wall which can lead to costly unnecessary bathroom maintenance or even renovations.
- window films or types of windows
- wall products
- cooling systems
Pre purchase building Inspections allow you to have your biggest investment be checked over and often issues can be found which you can’t see.
Issue here is within the roof space of a 5 year old home South of Adelaide in Victor Harbor, South Australia.
If the Split Hip Beam is left unresolved it can become dangerous and expensive in the long run.