(Reference for this publication comes from the “Uniform Building Inspection Report”)
For home and building inspections that focus on the exterior, Center Grove Real Estate Inspections, LLC offers exterior home & building inspection in Indiana. Below you will find examples as to what you should expect to be reviewed by our inspectors.
Roof Inspection in Indiana
Whether your roof is structured with an angle (also referred to as a “pitch”) or is flat (also referred to as the “deck floor” or “roof deck”), there is a specific set of inspection criteria that needs to be followed. Regardless of the roofing structure used for your home or building, the inspector will be noting any general repairs or maintenance needed. Roof inspections are usually done by climbing upon the surface for closer examination. If this is not an option due to roof conditions, our inspector may use binoculars to review and notate details or other means of viewing the roof.
Flat roof structures can be inspected for:
- Water pooling potential
- Debris buildup
- Tar repairs
- Roof drains
Angled roof structures can be inspected for:
- Missing or loose shingles
- Shingle damage & weathering
- Fungus or moss growth
- Vegetation & tree limbs
An important part of the roof inspection for both structures are your gutters. As an integral part of the exterior home & building inspection, gutters will be inspected as well as flashing around the roof jacks, the chimney and your roof drains.
Skylights will also be examined as part of the exterior inspection, as well as interior. This includes flashing along with other components including frame condition, leakage and the condition of its seal.
Exterior Siding Inspection
Condition of the home or building’s siding is also part of our inspection services, to determine if the condition is detrimental to the structure or purely cosmetic. Other siding details that can be reviewed include:
- Warped or buckled wood siding
- Cracked stucco
- Cracked or loose masonry siding
- Corroded and rusted metal siding
Additional Exterior Home & Building Inspection Services in Indiana
Other components of the home or building inspection services in Indiana offered by Center Grove Real Estate Inspections, LLC include:
- Personal, patio & security doors
- Window condition including glazing, framing & seals (included in the interior inspection as well)
- Condition & installation of door surfaces, frames, thresholds & screens
Vehicle doors for garages are also a critical part of the exterior inspection when keeping safety and health in mind. Our inspector will review the condition of all components involved such as springs, hinges, tracks and containment devices. Inspection can also include testing of any automatic garage door openers, along with safety reverse switches and/or electric eye installation and operation.
Contact Center Grove Real Estate Inspections, LLC today for exterior building & home inspection services in Indiana, we look forward to working with you!