- How to complete a roof survey
How to complete a roof survey. The most important aspect for any roof survey is safe access for close up inspection. Dangling out of a second floor window by your finger tips to complete a roof survey inspection is not a good idea. Properly supported and restrained ladders are normally used or scaffold towers for a more stable platform.
- How to prepare for a roof inspection
How to prepare for a roof inspection. If you are having a roof inspection or survey then there are certain things you can do to make it quicker & less dangerous for the roofing surveyor. Firstly, clear up around the base of your property before your roof survey calls. Remove all children's toys an potentially dangerous items that could trip a person up while carrying a ladder for example.
- How to choose a roofing surveyor
How to choose a roofing surveyor. Surveyors specialising in roof condition reports are very few. It is usually offered as a supplementary service by an individual or company specialising in a related construction area such as Architecture, general surveying & roof contracting.
- Where do I find a roofing surveyor
Where do I find a roofing surveyor. There are several sources to locating a roofing surveyor but it can be a bit like finding a needle in a hay-stack. Firstly, try Yellow Pages. Many Chartered Building Surveyors will indicate this as a niche specialist area of expertise.
- What is a flat roof survey
What is a flat roof survey. A flat roof survey is simply a close inspection of the roof covering that will also include abutments, flashings, weathering details, eaves and verges. Your flat roof survey will also include a condition report on the rain water goods. Many leaks in flat roofs are not that obvious and often need a bit of detective work to track down the source of the flat roof leak.
- What is a pitched roof survey
What is a pitched roof survey. A pitched roof survey is simply a close inspection of the roof covering that will also include abutments, flashings, weathering details, hips, ridges, valleys, eaves and verges. Your pitched roof survey will also include a condition report on the rain water goods. Many leaks in pitched roofs are not that obvious and often need a bit of detective work to track down the source of the pitched roof leak.
- Do I need a roof survey
Do I need a roof survey. If you are the owner of an existing property & you are considering roofing works due to existing roof leaks then an independent roof survey can often save you thousands on total replacement if this is not actually necessary. An independent roof survey could also expose some serious problems to other areas of the roof that you may not have even considered. So rather than having yet another expensive isolated repair or temporary bodge, that money could be put towards a proper solution in having a more long term approach in a complete new roof covering that will give your property another 30 plus years of maintenance free life.
- How good is a roof survey
How good is a roof survey. Roof surveys will vary from surveyor to surveyor but they should all cover the same main areas as stated elsewhere in this web site. It may only be the presentation of the roof survey report that differs.The roof survey report should be quite specific as to the existing condition if the roof, what the main defect areas are (if any) and a recommended course of action with perhaps a short term remedial repair option should the client not be willing for the full suggested works.
- Roof survey cost
Roof survey costs. Costs for a roof survey will vary depending upon location and size of roof. General prices for Roof-Check surveys are located elsewhere on this web site. The roof survey cost can also vary according to the type of survey you have. The dearest roof survey will consist of our full written report. Another option is to have a verbal opinion only as a 'spot report'. You can either make you own notes or the verbal roof survey will simply confirm or deny a specific technical point.
- Can I do my own roof survey
Can I do my own roof survey. Yes you can PROVIDED you know what to look for and you can gain safe access to your roof for that all important close up inspection. Remember Rod Hull (the Emu man) - he died prematurely by going up on his roof to simply fix an ariel. Are you sure that you want to risk the same fate?
- Roof surveyors qualifications
Roof surveyors qualifications. Most roofing surveyors will belong to a professional institution related to building. These will normally be RICS, RIBA , CIAT or some other form of roofing professional body but these are likely to be Contractor based bodies only there to represent the trade - not you the customer.
- What is covered in a roof survey
What is covered in a roof survey. The roof survey should cover all the areas of the roof including:- Main covering material, under felts, ridges, hips, valleys, box gutters, weatherings, flashings, abutments, eaves, verges, penetrations, openings and rain water goods.