Overall, your home inspector is looking to identify material defects and any outside influences like tree branches rubbing on your home that could materially damage the exterior. A defect may be a repair, maintenance or improvement consideration with or without a safety association.During the inspection your inspector will note any grading issues that could impact your home by water runoff during storms.

Your home’s exterior protects you and everything within your house. A professional home inspection ensures that all the structures are in good shape and able to keep out inclement weather. Defects and hazards hidden from a quick look are revealed to protect the safety and longevity of your structure.

Your home inspector will survey and check

  • Siding, flashing and trim
  • All exterior doors
  • Attached or adjacent decks, balconies, stoops, steps, porches, and their associated railings
  • Eaves, soffits, and fascias where accessible from the ground level
  • Vegetation, grading, surface drainage, and retaining walls that are likely to adversely affect the building
  • Adjacent or entryway walkways, patios, and driveways
  • Surface grade directly adjacent to the buildings