Mr Inspector is a qualified building inspector in Melbourne and this is a photograph that shows rusted roof sheets on a flat roof, found during one of our building inspections in Heatherton.
This could not be seen by potential buyers unless they actually had a ladder and got on the roof.
Replacement is recommended in some circumstances where it won’t be long before the rust penetrates and leaking occurs.
Many house inspections we conduct show homes that have repaired the front or sides of the roof – the parts you see when you turn up at the “open for inspection” – but the blind sides have not been repaired or replaced. This shows the importance of having a thorough house inspection carried out as to replace an entire roof could leave you out of pocket by at least $15,000 to $25000.