Our evaluation of the Exterior Surface areas are as follows:


  • Adequate clearance between ground and siding materials (4 – 6″ minimum); no wood-to-earth contact
  • Aluminum siding
    • minor dents – (treated as cosmetic)
    • damaged areas
    • bowed or loose areas
  • Wood Siding
    • cracked/damaged areas
    • curling
    • loose
    • rot or decay
    • paint or caulk (treated as cosmetic)
  • Vinyl Siding: Secure, string trimmer, heat or storm damage.
  • Masonry veneers (bricks or stone)
    • major cracks in mortar joints
    • broken or flaking components
    • loose or missing components
    • weep holes present on brick veneer siding – (required in most areas since 1992)
  • Masonry or EFIS Stucco
    • large or small cracks (discuss all stucco cracks with a professional inspector)
    • overall look and finish
  • Vines growing on surface of structure
  • Exterior paint or stain
    • flaking or blisters (treated as cosmetic)
    • water stains on exterior surfaces

== NOTE ==

As a courtesy to you, the new home owner, we may make comments in the report to guide you in helping you maintain your new home. Consult with your real estate advisor for additional guidance.

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