Inspection Checklist

SHINGLES

Worn out grit
Curled, cupped
Tears, holes
Missing pieces
Incorrect overlapping
Nails showing
Slope too low
Weak roof sheathing

ROOF FLASHING

Open, loose joints
Cracked caulking
Rusty, exposed nails
Gashes in metal
Incorrect overlapping
Surface rust

ROOF VENTS

Poor location
Insufficient number
Blocked by nests
Damaged edges
Loose edges
Cracked caulking

FASCIA, SOFFIT

Loose pieces, trim
Poor overlap
Poor ventilation
Weathered wood
Nests in openings
Peeling paint

EAVESTHROUGHING

Loose sections
Damaged pieces
Peeling surfaces
Wrong location
Wrong downspout
Leaking joints
No drip lip
Poor gutter slope
Blockages, debris
Rusty screws, nails
Nail tubes missing
Tailpieces missing

CHIMNEY

Cracked bricks
Spalling bricks
Cracked chimney cap
Broken flue lining
Cracks, open joints
Loose prefab chimney
Rusty prefab chimney
Missing metal cap
Creosote build-up

ATTIC

Poor attic ventilation
Shingle sheathing leaks
Missing rafter support
Snow, water entry
Blocked soffit vents
Missing, poor insulation
Uneven insulation level
Poor fitting insul-batts
Poor mechanic, venting
Flattened insulation
Unfinished fireproofing
Uninsulated hatch
Animal nests
Rusty nail stains

EXTERIOR BRICKS

Blocked vent holes
Cracked, spalling bricks
Cracked, open joints
Uneven, sagging rows
Former setting repairs
Rusty angle iron
Crumbling mortar
Cracked caulking

PARGING

Uneven texture
Hairline cracks
Loose surfaces
Missing sections
Peeling painted surfaces

STUCCO

Missing stucco stones
Hairline cracks
Loose surfaces
Missing areas
Rusty lath showing
Painted surfaces peeling

EXTERIOR WOOD

Peeling paint, stain
Rotten wood
Missing trim
Loose, rusty nails
Split, warped boards
Cracked caulking
Warped panels

VINYL, ALUMINUM SIDING

Loose pieces, trim
Poor overlap
Int. vents uncaulked
Cracked caulking
Warped surfaces
Damaged surfaces
Weathered surfaces

EXTERIOR DOORS

Missing screens
Damaged screens
Missing wind chain
Door closer adjustment
Loose door sill
Damaged door frame
Rotten wood
Poor fitting hardware
Door sticks on frame
Missing weather-stripping
Peeling paint
Cracked caulking
Broken glass
Rusty hardware, screws

EXTERIOR WINDOWS

Missing screens, tracks
Poor fitting screens
Poor fitting storms
Damaged frame, sash
Incorrect sill slope
Poor fitting hardware
Cracked putty, caulking
Peeling paint
Broken glassWELLS
Too close to septic
Well cover rotten
Farm animals near wells

GARAGE DOORS

Poor fit when closed
Damaged panels
Hard to manually open
Noisy electric opener
Ungreased tracks
Missing door hardware
Poor fitting weatherstrip
Peeling paint
Rusty bottom edge

GARAGE INTERIOR

Cracked concrete floor
Deteriorated floor surface
Incorrect floor slope
Missing fire code drywall
Open drywall joints
Unhooked door closer

CARPORT

Deteriorated posts
Poor footings
Crooked posts

CONCRETE PORCHES

Cracked crumbling finish
Settling corners, edges
Rusty railing
Loose railing
Missing railing

WOOD PORCHES

Pulling away from house
Sagging floor
Peeling paint, stain
Loose railing
Missing railing
Rotten boards
Poor supports

LANDSCAPING

Settling at foundation
Settling walkways
Shrubs touching house
Leaning retaining wall
Rotten retaining beams
Missing window wells
Cracked concrete walks

LANEWAY

Laneway cracks
Settling asphalt

FENCING

Gate not closing
Rot in wood fence
Leaning posts
Peeling paint, stain
Rusty surfaces
Missing, damaged pieces

FOUNDATION WALLS

Concrete wall cracks
Water entering cracks
Basement humidity
White powder inside
Window sills leaking
BASEMENT FLOOR
Concrete floor cracks
Previous flooding
Damp areas
Poor slope to sump pit
Floor paint peeling

HOUSE FLOORS

Squeaky floors
Worn hardwood
Spaces, gaps in floors
Missing shoe moulding
Carpet ripples
Missing edgetrim
Loose cushion floor edges
Rotten subfloor at toilet
Torn carpet, cushion floor
Missing, loose floor tiles
Missing ceramic grout
Poor beam, joist support

WALLS CEILINGS

Cracks, openings
Nail pops
Settling arches
Loose corner beads
Missing trim
Peeling paint
Former leaks at ceiling

INTERIOR DOORS

Missing, worn hardware
Poor fitting doors
Loose hinges

INTERIOR WINDOWS

Hard to open, close
Missing hardware
Poor fitting weatherstrip
Not latching properly
Broken thermopane seals
Mildew blackened sashes

KITCHEN, BATHROOMS

Rotten counter under sink
Poor door, drawer fit
Ceramic grout leaking
Missing silicone caulking
Loose ceramics
Missing ventilation fans

ELECTRICAL

Undersized panel
Wires loose at roof
Weathered exterior wires
Sloppy wire installation
Poor wire connections
Rusty ext. fixtures
Loose, missing fixtures
No stove fan
Missing plug covers
Missing outlet covers
Fans not working
Noisy exhaust fans
Unmarked panel circuits
Loose panel cover
Bare wires exposed
Temporary wiring