During a house and shack inspection, I get to spend 90 minutes looking at every aspect of the building, from the roof downwards.
All these photos are from one shack on the Murray River, that I looked at last week. From the inside looking up at the freshly painted crisp white ceilings looked fantastic.
Using a thermal camera, no insulation can easily be seen, in either walls or ceiling space. This will be a hot environment for your family during daytime summer, even at night with the air conditioning struggling to cope.
Guttering, although new to look at from underneath, are so poorly attached, with only a few gutter clips installed, will undoubtedly cause issues once a heavy rain hits the roofing.
The roofing has been sleeved with a poorly attached skinny strip of sheeting, as it was too short to reach the guttering. Then rusted roofing holes were patched with any type of sheeting the last owner could find.
Rusted sheeting still not patched in other areas or silicone placed over anything that should have been replaced, to temporarily stop leaking.
The eaves, above the verandah, show the bulging from water and leaf ingress into the ceiling space.
Other obvious issues, such as the lack of barge flashing's and obviously leaking pipe penetrations all add up to an expensive repair that you were probably unaware of at the time of making your offer to the vendor.
This shack had many other issues, but this article was simply about showing the poor roofing maintenance or patching up to sell issues that are quite common.