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Roof Inspection: Burnt Roof Propped Up

Roof inspection findings: A lady from Fourways in Johannesburg, recently widowed with two young children, purchased a house and could not understand why the roof was sagging.

She called in Inspect-A-Home and after a thorough examination we found that the house had been severely damaged in a fire and the roof trusses badly burnt. The previous owner had used Acroprops inside the roof cavity to hold up the rafters and the roof was in imminent danger of collapse.

Fortunately our in-depth survey was of great assistance and the previous owners were forced to completely renovate the roof, costing them nearly R200 000.

But, had a home inspection been carried out before purchasing this property, this buyer would have had the choice to either walk away or negotiate a much lower purchase price.