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Roof Inspections

At Covertek (Pty) Ltd, after consultation and thorough inspection of the condition of your roof, we offer valuable assistance through our roof assessment services.

Roof Maintenance & Refurbishment

Roof Assessment

Why is it necessary?

All roofs endure natural weathering and aging.  Roof inspections enable owners to detect common roofing problems proactive


A few of the most common roof problems are:

  • Missing shingles

  • Plants or moss growth (clogged gutters)

  • Tree damage

  • Leaks or cracks in the roof

  • Tile, slate or shingle granules in gutters

  • Roof sagging or drooping

  • Rotting roof deck

  • Cracked flashing

  • Pooled water (little ponds on the top of the roof)


Things we also look out for:

  • Rooftop traffic areas

  • Contaminants

  • Discoloration, debris or damage around drainage components

  • Wind storm damage

  • Moisture infiltration

  • Roof membranes (cracking, swelling or splitting)

  • Base attachments

  • Compressed or crushed insulation

  • Emergency repair areas


When should it be done?


Most people are unfortunately reactive and the answer to the question is “when a problem occurs”.  However, we strongly advise proactive maintenance and also when any of the following instances occur:

  • Buying a new home, factory or warehouse?  An assessment and detailed report will help you make informed decisions.

  • Insurance purposes

  • After weather events when leaks or damage occurs


How often?


Typically, every 3-5 years, but in at least once a year is strongly advised (especially in the Cape of Storms).

A new roof however, according to the Construction Regulation 2014, should be inspected at least once every 6 months for the first 2 years and thereafter yearly.


What do we do?

  • Consult with the facility manager/owner(s)

  • Inspect and assess status of roofing

  • Analyze the information

  • Supply report and recommendation

  • Cost estimate on request (depending on outcome of report)

Roofing a House


Building legislation in South Africa requires that any new roofing structure, or when making changes to roof covering, has to be certified by a structural (roof) engineer.  An A19 Structural Certificate is issued to certify that the roof has been installed according to SABS standards or higher.

Remember, one of the first documents an insurance assessor will request during a damage or injury claim are the building plans and A19 certificate.

According to the Construction Regulation 2014, paragraph 11 (2):

An owner of a structure must ensure that –

  1. Inspections of that structure are carried out periodically by competent persons in order to render the structure safe for continued use;

  2. That the inspections contemplated in paragraph (a) are carried out at least once every six months for the first two years and thereafter yearly;

  3. The structure is maintained in such a manner that it remains safe for continued use;

  4. The records of inspections and maintenance are kept and made available on request to an inspector.”

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