Exterior Home Inspections—What You Need To Know

Most home owners assume that home inspections refer only to a property’s interior. However, there are many significant issues that can be detected by inspecting a home’s exterior as well. Exterior home issues can impact the structural integrity and overall safety of your home. If left unchecked, these exterior problems can also cause damage and destruction to the inside of your home as well. Here is some more information about what to look for in an exterior home inspection for the professional experts at Pro360 Home Inspection.

Windows and Doors

Wood window and door frames may look fine from a distance, but a professional inspection can reveal deterioration and rot. This kind of structural decay can cause mold and mildew to grow inside your home if left untreated, and it can also cause drafts to enter your home and make your insulation and ventilation system obsolete. Aluminum clad and plastic window and door frames can also experience this kind of exterior deterioration as well, so it’s important to have them inspected and fully sealed to prevent future structural issues.

Patios and Decks

Outdoor decks and patios should also be assessed during a housing inspection, especially if they’re constructed from wood or are overdue for repairs. A fresh coat of paint may hide obvious problems but a professional inspection can reveal mold, rot, water damage, and other hazardous issues. Structural issues and poor construction can also be investigated during an exterior inspection.

Water Management

Water from rain and snowfall can cause serious damage to your home. It’s important that the exterior of your home has a properly function water management system in place to ensure that you don’t experience leaks, floods, or any other water-related damages. Gutters, eaves troughs, downspouts, or whatever external drainage system your house has should be fully inspected for cracks, leaks or other disrepair. All roofs should be inspected and fully repaired as well to prevent internal water damage.

A home exterior in poor condition is a sign for trouble to come. Keep your home in the best condition possible with a complete interior and exterior home inspection. The professional and experienced team at Pro306 Home Inspections can give you a detailed and reliable assessment of your home so you can have an accurate and comprehensive idea about the state of your property. For more information about our professional home inspection services, contact us today.