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Roof space – no insulation

  • Insulation was not a requirement when the house was built (or has never been installed)

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  • Loose-fill insulation has been shifted by wind or activity by house occupants or tradespeople, or insulation has been removed when work done on the house

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Roof space – insulation is touching the flexible roof underlay

  • This is likely to occur at the edges of the roof, particularly with low pitched roofs, where roof framing does not have enough depth to provide space for the insulation

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  • The insulation has become displaced due to air movement/wind in the roof space/activity by occupants or tradespeople – typically occurs with loose-fill, blown-in insulation

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Roof space – insulation has settled or compacted

  • Loose-fill blown-in insulation settles over time

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  • Items stored in the roof space have compressed the insulation

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Roof space – insulation is wet

  • A leak through roofing, around a chimney, flue or other roof penetration, from an inadequately flashed parapet or an overflowing internal gutter

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  • Leaking pipes or water tanks in the roof space

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Ceiling joists sagging

Water pipes not insulated

  • Pipes have not been insulated. In areas subject to frost/freezing where pipes are installed above the ceiling insulation, both cold and hot water pipes should be insulated; in areas not subject to frost, hot water pipes should be insulated

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  • Insulation has deteriorated

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Ceiling – water staining