This is a photograph taken by Mr Inspector, a qualified building inspector during one of his building inspections in Cheltenham. It shows flashing gaps which will allow and have allowed water penetration into the roof void and damage to the ceiling linings.
Mr Inspector climbs on the roof during the house inspection and looks at anything that will cause problems. This can be inadequate flashing, lift or deterioration, cracked roof tiles, rusted and lifted roof sheets, moss build up, chimney cracking, hip and ridge mortar decay and sagging of the actual roof. All these problems could cause leaking into the ceiling lining. If we find problems like this during the house inspection and there is no visible leaking on the ceilings, we will then get the thermal camera out to see if there is any damp.
Peter has a Diploma of Building Surveying which makes him one of the few in Melbourne who are Qualified to carry out building inspections as per the Building Act 1993. He is also qualified in Timber Pest Inspections (Cert 3), Pool Barrier Inspection (Certificate 11077454) and Non-Friable Asbestos Awareness and removal.