With winter on the way, autumn is an important time for homeowners to ensure that their home building will stand up to the winter storms. The extreme winter weather can cause significant roofing problems to your home. This makes Autumn the perfect time to address any damage or fix any outstanding issues. So, as temperatures fall, your home building will require certain maintenance checks to keep it in top condition throughout winter.

Building inspections have become the norm in Australia and West Australians have accepted pre purchase home and pest inspections as a natural part of buying a home. When you engage a registered builder as a  building inspector, quality building inspection reports are prepared in accordance with Australian Standards 4391.1. Perth home building inspections provide you with significantly greater understanding of the condition of the property so that you can plan for the initial period of ownership and any maintenance work that you may need to attend.

Areas of Focus

  • Roofing
  • Footpaths, driveways and walkways
  • Basement
  • Attic
  • Fireplaces
  • Chimney

Roof Inspection

With winter approaching, scheduling a preventative roof inspection is the best way to identify problems earlier before them turning into big issues. A qualified home building contractor will be able to spot potential leaks and other signs of damage before they happen and save you a lot of stress.

Early Autumn is the right time to have your roof inspected and fix loose tiles and leaky areas before winter.

Clean Gutters and Downpipes

Check and clean the gutters regularly to avoid water backing up against the house when clogged. When gutters are clogged, it can cause damage to your roofing, eaves and timber trims. You can also add extensions to downpipes so that water runs at least 3 to 4 feet away from the foundations to avoid undermining of the foundations.

Fireplace Maintenance

If you have an open fire place, this is a great time of year to clean and inspect your chimney. This prevents any forthcoming issues and costly repairs. To ensure your safety, avoid lighting your fireplace without getting home inspections in Perth.

Winter Pest Control Tips

  • Schedule a home inspection and seal up holes, cracks, and other problematic areas.
  • Clean and remove clutter in and around your home as mice love to hide in cluttered areas.
  • Clean and eliminate standing waters from gutters.
  • Trim trees and overhanging branches to keep rodents away from your property.

In addition to these, schedule an appointment with Home Integrity, the leading provider of building and pest inspections in Perth to prepare your home for winter.