ITC Roof Inspector
A certificate is required to confirm the timber construction of every new roof erected in accordance with the engineer’s design.
Did you know that it is standard practice for banks to insist on a roof certificate when bonding new and existing properties to ensure the roof is structurally sound? The problem is there are a lack of inspectors and engineers with the necessary expertise in roof structures across the country.
As we explained in an interview with HomeTimes in November 2017, sellers often paint their homes before putting them on the market to cover the cracks and damp; builders bully clients into accepting shoddy workmanship and estate agents normally don’t tell potential buyers about all the defects.
Addressing these issues is at the core of what we do. To date, Gauteng Property Inspections is the only South African property inspection company to boast two certified roof inspectors - Albert van Wyk (ITC-SA Membership nr 0279), and Marisia Robus (ITC-SA Membership nr 0310) - with the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA).
This means that with our qualifications, and many years of experience, we can confidently report on any and all roof construction problems.
According to the ITC-SA, whose members offer legally-regulated professional and quality product and service as defined by the National Building Regulations, consumers need to be aware that it is not uncommon that many owners and builders are not adverse to cutting costs when it comes to the construction of roofs.
In addition, even experienced installers can make mistakes; however, at the end of the day, the truth is they often end up with substandard materials and workmanship.
For a long-lasting end result, it is essential to engage the services of an ITC roof inspector and a professional, knowledgeable, experienced company.
Of course, this may mean spending more upfront, however, in the long term, it will definitely save everyone both money and stress when the time comes to hand over the keys to a new home.