Home Inspection: Checklist #2

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Editor's note: This information is adaptedfrom the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's ResidentialRehabilitation Inspection Guide, 2000. Clickhere for other stories and checklists in this series.

Inspection checklist

2- Building Exterior

DATA CONDITION/NEEDED REPAIRS
Foundation walls and piers  
Masonry  
Concrete  
Wood  
 
Exterior wall cladding  
Cladding material  
Thermal insulation  
 
Windows and doors  
Door types #  
Window types #  
Storm window type #  
Storm door type #  
 
Decks, porches, balconies  
Size(s)  
Flooring material(s)  
Railing height(s)  
 
Pitched roofs Replace Retain  
Covering type      
Flasing type      
 
Flat roofs Replace Retain  
Covering type      
Flashing type      
 
Skylights  
Size(s)  
 
 
Gutters, downspouts, drains Replace Retain  
Gutter size(s) (1 sq. in. per 100 sq. ft. of roof)      
Downspout size(s) (one downspout per 40 ft. of gutter)      
 
Chimneys    
Height above roof    
Flue size(s)    
   
 
Parapets and gables  
Requires structural inspection?  
 
Lightening protection  
Protection required?  

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