Our roof inspection process

The exact scope of a roof survey may vary depending on the specific requirements of the survey and the type of roof being assessed. However, Pimlico’s roof inspection survey consists of the following:

1. Visual inspection

Our surveyors will conduct a thorough visual inspection of your roof, both from ground level and by accessing the roof surface to inspect its overall condition. This includes checking for wear and damage such as broken/missing tiles, leaks or rust.

2. Roof structure assessment

We will assess the underlying structure of the roof, including the decking, framing, and support systems, to ensure they are in good condition and capable of supporting the weight of the roof covering materials.

3. Drainage assessment

It’s important to check the roof’s drainage system, including gutters, downspouts, and drains, to ensure they are functioning properly and effectively channelling water away from the roof to prevent water damage.

4. Insulation assessment

An assessment of the insulation material and installation in the roof to determine if it meets current building code requirements and is providing adequate thermal performance.

5. Moisture detection

The roofing surveyor may use various tools, such as moisture meters, to detect any hidden moisture within the roof layers, which can indicate potential leaks or water damage.

6. Documents

Our surveyors may take photos, measurements, and notes to document the condition of the roof and any issues found during the survey.

7. The final survey

Pimlico’s roofing surveyor will provide a detailed report summarising their findings, including any issues identified, recommendations for repairs or maintenance, and estimated costs.

Pre-purchase roofing survey

Planning and budgeting for roof replacement is a common concern among property owners, and a proactive approach can save you from larger issues down the road. The results and recommendations of a comprehensive roof survey can help you identify and address smaller issues before they escalate, potentially saving you from costly emergency repairs due to storm damage.
Additionally, having a clear understanding of the roof’s condition and potential repair needs can also provide leverage in negotiations when purchasing a property that requires roof repairs.

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Pimlico engineer conducting a roofing survey

What does a roof inspection survey typically include?

A Pimlico roof inspection survey typically includes a thorough assessment of the roof’s condition to determine its overall health and identify issues that need to be addressed.
As part of your roof inspection, we will inspect the condition of the following:

  • Slates and tiles
  • Led and flashing
  • Brickwork to parapet walls
  • Guttering
  • Fascia and soffits
  • Chimney
  • Roof windows
  • Coping stone
  • Flat roofs

Protect your home and investment by scheduling a professional roof inspection survey today. Pimlico’s team of experienced professionals will thoroughly inspect your roof to identify any issues and provide you with a detailed report of our findings.

What are the next steps following a roof inspection survey?

The next steps following a roof inspection survey will depend on the findings of the inspection. Pimlico provide:

  • Any remedial repairs which are needed and associated costs
  • Advice on how to maintain the roof and gutters
  • Provided with a written report
  • Provide photos of defects

If the inspection revealed any issues or damage, then it is important to take action to address these issues as soon as possible to prevent further damage and potential safety hazards. Pimlico Plumbers can provide you with a detailed report of the inspection findings, a recommended course of action, and an estimate of the cost of repairs or replacements.

Pimlico engineer doing roof repairs
Pimlico roofing engineer on ladder talking with customer

Why choose Pimlico?

  • Expertise

    Pimlico has highly trained and experienced personnel who are knowledgeable in assessing roofs, and able to identify potential issues that an untrained eye may miss.

  • Tools & equipment

    Pimlico have all the required tools and equipment, such as moisture meters, thermal imaging cameras, and drones, that can aid in detecting hidden issues and assessing the condition of the roof.

  • Detailed survey

    We provide detailed reports that include photos, measurements, and findings, which can serve as documentation for insurance purposes, warranty claims, or real estate transactions.

  • Peace of mind

    We leave you with peace of mind knowing that your roof has been thoroughly assessed by Pimlico experts, and any potential issues have been identified and addressed.

Roof inspection survey FAQs

Early detection of potential issues, timely repairs or maintenance to prevent further damage, identification of code compliance concerns, documentation for insurance or warranty purposes, informed decision-making about roof repairs or replacement, and peace of mind knowing the condition of your roof.

A roof survey inspection should be conducted by a qualified and experienced roofing contractor or inspector who has the necessary expertise, training, and equipment to assess the condition of roofs.

A roof inspection survey can provide you with a clear understanding of the current condition of your roof, identify potential issues or vulnerabilities, and help you make informed decisions about necessary repairs, maintenance, or roof replacement. It can also be useful for insurance purposes, warranty claims, or real estate transactions.

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