Hail storms are a good example, where damage may occur to buildings that have passed their serviceable life.

For us the definition of serviceable life is whether the element can continue to provide the expected performance as designed by the manufacturer.

In the below example there is clearly hail damage to this roof however it also showing signs it has passed its serviceable life.

Ambrose Building
Overview of the Roof

Ambrose Building

Close-up of corrosion through roofing sheet

Ambrose Building

Lead head nails that have popped

Ambrose Building

Condition of sheet and ridge capping

Ambrose Building

Condition of paint and sheet surface

 

Would you authorise repairs on this roof?