Flat roof survey or new roof…………

Survey, Lancashire, Rossendale, property, damp

This hole in the felt of the flat roof will cause damp inside the property

Do you have a flat roof on your newly purchased house?  This could be good news if you chose to have a survey carried out before you bought your house. Or it could be bad news if you didn’t have a survey. I expect that by now the recent storms will have determined the quality of the roof covering and how you’re feeling right now.

If you didn’t have a survey carried out and water has started to drip through the flat roof of your newly installed kitchen, the likely occurrence is that there has been water damage to your ceiling and possibly walls, floor covering and kitchen units.

Thank goodness you renewed your house insurance policy.  The damage is bound to be covered by the buildings policy. Or possibly not. Any flat roof over ten years old is rarely covered unless you can show a thorough record of regular inspection and maintenance.

If you did have a survey carried out you would have been told the state of the roof in the survey and had the required repairs , if any, undertaken.

So, is it better to spend £300 on a survey and find out the defects throughout the entire house than to suddenly find yourselves with an expensive repair to the flat roof of at least £1000? And that’s just for the outside repairs.

Better by far to have a home survey from Lancashire’s Home Inspection Services and the chance to discuss the outcomes with the surveyor than to take a chance on a very large un-planned bill coming your way.

Home Inspection Services in Rossendale, provide independent property advice, offering EPCs, surveys, inventories, floor plans, and property marketing.

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