Home Inspections in Suffolk and Nassau

The Exterior as a System


 

 

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Inspecting the exterior of the home is important in revealing issues such as proper drainage, trip and fall hazards and structural integrity.

This part of the inspection includes the following:

  1. the exterior wall-covering materials, flashing and trim;
  2. all exterior doors;
  3. adjacent walkways and driveways;
  4. stairs, steps, stoops, stairways and ramps;
  5. porches, patios, decks, balconies and carports;
  6. railings, guards and handrails;
  7. the eaves, soffits and fascia;
  8. a representative number of windows; and
  9. vegetation, surface drainage, retaining walls and grading of the property, where they may adversely affect the structure due to moisture intrusion.

The type of exterior wall-cladding is noted and any improper (for the sake of safety) spacing between intermediate balusters, spindles and railing.

Pace Home Inspections issues you a report describing the deficiencies found in the above items, helping you to make a more informed decision.