walls, ceilings, floors,

doors & windows

I. The inspector shall inspect:

 

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.

 

II. The inspector shall describe:

1.    the type of exterior wall-covering materials.

 

III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction:

1.    any improper spacing between intermediate balusters, spindles, and rails. 

 

Doors, Windows & Interior

 

I. The inspector shall inspect:

1.    a representative number of doors and windows by opening and closing them;

2.    floors, walls, and ceilings;

3.    stairs, steps, landings, stairways and ramps;

4.    railings, guards and handrails; and

5.    garage vehicle doors and the operation of garage vehicle door openers, using normal operating controls.

 

II. The inspector shall describe:

1.    a garage vehicle door as manually-operated or installed with a garage door opener*.

 

III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction:

1.    improper spacing between intermediate balusters, spindles, and rails for steps, stairways, guards and railings;

2.    photo-electric safety sensors that did not operate properly; and

3.    any window that was obviously fogged or displayed other evidence of broken seals.

 

* more details in the garage door section

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