I inspect the exterior of homes and buildings.
According to the InterNACHI® Home Inspection Standards of Practice, the home inspector shall inspect the following:
the exterior wall-covering materials;
the eaves, soffits, and fascia;
a representative number of windows;
all exterior doors;
flashing and trim;
adjacent walkways and driveways;
stairs, steps, stoops, stairways and ramps;
porches, patios, decks, balconies, and carports;
railings, guards, and handrails; and
vegetation, surface drainage, retaining walls, and grading of the property, where they may adversely affect the structure due to moisture intrusion.
The inspector shall describe the type of exterior wall-covering materials. The inspector shall report as in need of correction any improper spacing between intermediate balusters, spindles, and rails.