The exterior of the home is put to the test as it withstands all of the seasons. Properly maintaining the exterior structure of the home is imperative as a minor issue now can quickly turn into a major (and costly) problem down the road when it’s not addressed.
Inspecting the exterior of your home covers a wide variety of things. Below is a list of the primary items that a Sac Inspector shall inspect:
• Siding, trim and flashing
• Foundation and crawlspaces
• Exterior doors
• Gutters and downspouts
• Attached porches, decking, balconies, steps, and railings
• Driveways, walkways, and patios
• Eaves, soffits, and fascias
• Drainage around the home including
Additional items that are typically noted in an exterior inspection of a home include, but are not limited to roofing problems, vents and skylights, and chimney issues.
Keep in mind that an inspector is not required to inspect fencing, accents on the home such as awnings, shutters or screens, nor any outbuildings (excluding garages and attached carports). While this list seems simple and straightforward, a home inspector takes a lot of time in carefully reviewing the exterior condition of the home.
Among the most common exterior issues found within a Sac Inspect home inspection are improper drainage around the home resulting in water pooling, and damaged siding. All exterior issues found will be documented with digital photos that are provided in the Sac Inspect home inspection report. There are wide variety of exterior home inspection issues that can turn off a potential buyer in a flash.
Buyers need to strongly consider hiring a professional home inspection company as the purpose of the home inspection is to document the overall condition of the property at the time of the inspection/ purchase. While the home inspection does not serve as a warranty for the home it does supply a huge piece of mind to insure that the home in is in good condition and everything is functioning/working properly.