Your home’s exterior is more important than you may realize and the home inspection checklist is long to cover all these bases. The reason this is something that you should ensure you consider is because first, structural issues that appear on the outside are usually a hint to developed or developing internal issues.
What do they look for during a home inspection?
When inspecting a home’s exterior, both the house and the rest of the property surrounding the house is considered. The roof is inspected to ensure that it is free of debris and that it is in good condition. The likely issues will usually be missing shingles or broken tile and sometimes a sag or water damage situation can be found. The chimneys and vents are the next areas of observation. The flashing is also an important factor that cannot be left out in this process.
The areas around are inspected for overhead hazards such as trees or power and telephone lines wrongly placed. The driveway is inspected to see if it needs repair and the foundation is inspected from the exterior as well. These are all very important factors that will allow you to know if the property really is in good shape.