Pre-purchase roof inspections for home buyers

roof inspections

There’s a lot that needs to happen between viewing a property in person and settlement day. If any of the searches or inspections reveals major problems, it is usually possible to withdraw your offer before settlement of the purchase contract.

You'll typically follow a list of inspections and searches that need to be done. Some of these can be DIY searches and inspections, but for most, you will need the help of a professional.

AllCoast Roofing offer roof inspections to give you peace of mind about your new homes state of repair.

If you’re serious about buying the property, it pays to be thorough. A few simple maintenance checks can sometimes be the difference between buying your dream home and stepping into a costly nightmare.

Flashing Quality

Flashing is a plastic or metal strip that runs horizontally around your roof, covering the edges of the roof and the roof's downspout, which is a vertical pipe that leads rainwater away from the roof. Flashing is designed to keep water from running down your roof and penetrating into your house. We check for split lead flashing, incorrectly installed flashing and loose flashing.

Roof Truss Issues

Roof trusses serve their primary function by supporting the weight and shape of the roof. Roofs sometimes deteriorate over time from water penetration. We look for signs of deterioration of the trusses. Without the suspended ceiling holding extra weight, the ceiling could weaken and the risk of collapse is higher.

A weak or damaged truss can lead to more serious problems like roof framing damage.

Weeds in roof

Weeds can quickly grow in the gutter when it has not been cleaned for some time, this can cause your gutter to rust or overflow. Gutters may need to be replaced if they are too damaged. A gutter can be blocked not only by weeds but also by dirt and fallen leaves.

Roof plumbing

Roof plumbing is all about helping to channel and drain rainwater off your roof. We ensure your gutters and the house's drainage system are working properly.


In addition to the roof exterior being inspected, we also assess the roof interior.

Before buying a house, you need to make sure that the electrical system is installed correctly and safely. Where power cannot be turned off (i.e. metre box is locked or cannot be accessed) the roof space will need to be excluded from the scope of the inspection.

We also check

  • Incorrect gutter falls
  • Inadequate downpipes
  • Deteriorating mortar joints
  • Missing capping
  • Loose antenna mast Broken antenna arms

Call us today on 0411 132 583 to discuss your needs and arrange a free pre-purchase roof inspection.

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Melanie B Avatar
Wayne and his expert roofing team are the ideal trades team. From the initial call for a quote to the follow up after the job was complete Wayne and AllCoast roofing were a delight to deal with. The quote was not the cheapest or the most expensive but the finished product I have no doubt is the best possible. Our roof was checked over, an accurate assessment made, and value-for money quote provided. Then the very thorough cleaning, repointing and renovation work, and finally painting were all carried out by their respective tradesmen in a thorough and professional way. After dealing with a few other trades for other services I can honestly say AllCoast roofing is the best in the business! Thank you Wayne and team, I love my updated roof!
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Melanie B 9/30/2023
Mark Bowman Avatar
AllCoast Roofing were excellent to deal with. I would highly recommend them for anything to do with Roofing.
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Mark Bowman 6/26/2023
N Graham Avatar
The guys did an awesome job on our roof restoration. Very professional and friendly service. Would recommend this company.
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N Graham 3/09/2023
Brian Doran Avatar
Wayne and his team did an excellent job cleaning, fixing tiles as well as Re spraying the roof to give my house a fresh new look.
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Brian Doran 2/19/2023
Trish David Avatar
Wayne and his team have provided remarkable work in future-proofing our roof through inspection, reclipping, cleaning and painting. Their communication, competence and kindness have made this process one that we endorse unequivocally.
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Trish David 12/13/2022
Rix Avatar
Highly recommend these guys They came out and inspected my roof to see where the leak was coming from and repaired it straight away.. Very happy that the jobs finally done Considering I’ve rung 3 other roofing services and left messages and didn’t get any call backs Thanks Allcoast👍
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Rix 3/08/2022
David Williams Avatar
Got Wayne and his team to do a roof restoration and minor repairs.Great job, communication was excellent (the weather wasn't kind) and very professional.
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David Williams 11/09/2021
Lorraine Burkin Avatar
I would definitely recommend this business. Prompt, professional and my roof looks great. The price was very good and the service was exceptional. I am very happy with all my dealings with this company and the results I got.
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Lorraine Burkin 10/16/2021

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