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 Exterior Home Inspection By A-Pro®

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A-Pro Concord EXTERIOR HOME INSPECTION is a visual inspection of the exterior walls as part of the Structural Systems Analysis, looking for performance issues, paying close attention to structural support member movement and common installation issues. Because moisture intrusion is impossible to determine if there are no active or visual signs, your A-Pro Home Inspector will inspect common problem areas for signs of moisture damage as well as for any deficiencies in the flashing and report back to you. Some of the most important exterior home inspection issues that can stop a home closing in its tracts that home-buyers face is: rotten and damaged siding, water pooling around the home, broken, rusted, or damaged gutters and peeling paint in homes built before 1978.

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Your A-Pro Inspector will be evaluating things such as:

  • Doors
  • Common Problems with Doors
  • Egress Doors
  • Windows
  • Common Problems with Windows
  • Windowsills
  • Putty
  • Weatherstripping
  • Shutters
  • Awnings
  • Fogged Windows
  • Window Wells
  • Siding
  • Insulation Value of Siding
  • Siding Materials Chart
  • Siding Types
  • Wood Siding
  • Solid Wood and Lumber Siding
  • Plywood Siding
  • Shingles and Shakes
  • Hardboard
  • OSB Siding
  • Particleboard Siding
  • Considerations
  • Finish Problems
  • Chalking
  • Rot
  • Aluminum and Steel Siding
  • Grounding Metal Siding
  • Vinyl Siding
  • SIPs
  • Brick
  • Stone
  • Stucco and EIFS
  • Asbestos Cement-Based Siding
  • Clay and Slate Shingles
  • Asphalt Shingles
  • Masonry Exterior Wall Covering
  • Concrete Blocks
  • Manufactured Stone
  • Load-Bearing or Veneer?
  • Common Problems with Masonry Exterior
  • Foundation Cracks and Water
  • Inspecting the Visible Masonry and Foundation
  • Checking the Masonry
  • Masonry Foundation and Piers
  • Shrinkage Cracking
  • Sweeping or Horizontal Cracking
  • Above-Ground Masonry Walls
  • Eaves, Soffits and Fasciae
  • Wall Assembly
  • Housewrap
  • Waterproofing and Damp-Proofing
  • Permanent Wood Foundations
  • Common Problems with Walls
  • Inadequate Clearance from the Roof Cover
  • Dense Vegetation
  • Wood and Soil Contact
  • Water Intrusion
  • Flashing of Wall Components and Moisture Problems
  • Understanding and Inspecting Flashing
  • Flashing
  • Flashing and Caulking
  • Sealants for Through-Wall Penetrations
  • Kickout Flashing
  • Exterior Drainage Systems
  • Site Surface Drainage
  • Foundation Drainage
  • Roof and Surface Drainage
  • Roof Overhangs and Projections
  • Roof Drainage, Gutters and Downspouts
  • Checking the Site and Foundation
  • Inspection of Drainage Slope
  • Property Drainage
  • Sump Pumps
  • Landscaping
  • Fences
  • Ramps
  • Stairways
  • Risers and Treads
  • Guards
  • Spheres
  • Handgrips
  • Attachment
  • Emergency Escape and Rescue Openings
  • Basement Walkouts
  • Exterior Decks
  • Inspecting a Garage
  • Garage Door Opener Inspection
  • Chimneys
  • Defensible Space
  • Retaining Walls
  • Driveway, Walkways and Pavements
  • Buried Oil Tanks
  • Other Exterior Considerations
  • Additional Exterior Systems and Structures
  • Yards and Courts
  • Flood Zones
  • Exterior Water
  • GFCI-Protection for the Exterior
  • Clothes Dryer Exhaust
  • Private Wells
  • Septic Systems
  • Other Exterior Factors
  • and more
LIFETIME VALUE SIDINGS, FLASHING & ACCESSORIES YEARS
Aluminum Siding 25 to 40+
Aluminum Gutters, Downspouts, Soffit and Fascia 20 to 40+
Asbestos Shingle 100
Brick 100+
Cementitious 100+
Copper Downspouts 100
Copper Gutters 50+
Engineered Wood 100+
Fiber Cement 100+
Galvanized Steel Gutters/Downspouts 20
Manufactured Stone 100+
Stone 100+
Stucco/EIFS 50+
Trim 25
Vinyl Siding 60
Vinyl Gutters and Downspouts 25+
Wood/Exterior Shutters 20

 

LIFETIME VALUE ADHESIVES, CAULK & PAINTS YEARS
Caulking (interior & exterior) 5 to 10
Construction Glue 20+
Paint (exterior) 7 to 10
Paint (interior) 10 to 15
Roofing Adhesives/Cements 15+
Sealants 8
Stains 3 to 8
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