A Mt Eliza Building Inspection not only covers major structural defects and safety hazards, it also records information about conditions conducive to structural damage and overhanging trees is a classic example.
Overhanging trees can cause damage to the exterior roof surface, wall surfaces and other building surrounds. Also, trees drop leaves and debris that block gutters, which cause referred defects such as premature rust to gutters/downpipes and water damage to eaves and internal ceiling linings.
Overflowing gutters can also flood the ground around the base of the building, which can cause damage to wall claddings, foundations and creates environments favorable to termite infestation. It’s always recommended that overhanging branches are trimmed back where necessary and gutters are cleaned frequently to promote adequate roof drainage.