11 NCAC 08 .1107             EXTERIOR

(a)  The home inspector shall inspect:

(1)           Wall cladding, flashings, and trim;

(2)           Entryway doors and a representative number of windows;

(3)           Garage door operators;

(4)           Decks, balconies, stoops, steps, areaways, porches and applicable railings;

(5)           Eaves, soffits, and fascias;

(6)           Driveways, patios, walkways, and retaining walls; and

(7)           Vegetation, grading, and drainage with respect only to their effect on the condition of the building.

(b)  The home inspector shall:

(1)           Describe wall cladding materials;

(2)           Operate all entryway doors;

(3)           Operate garage doors manually or by using permanently installed controls for any garage door operator;

(4)           Report whether or not any garage door operator will automatically reverse or stop when meeting reasonable resistance during closing; and

(5)           Probe exterior wood components where deterioration is suspected.

(c)  The home inspector is not required to inspect:

(1)           Storm windows, storm doors, screening, shutters, awnings, and similar seasonal accessories;

(2)           Fences;

(3)           For the presence of safety glazing in doors and windows;

(4)           Garage door operator remote control transmitters;

(5)           Geological conditions;

(6)           Soil conditions;

(7)           Recreational facilities (including spas, saunas, steam baths, swimming pools, tennis courts, playground equipment, and other exercise, entertainment, or athletic facilities); except as otherwise provided in 11 NCAC 08 .1109(d)(5)(F);

(8)           Detached buildings or structures; or

(9)           For the presence or condition of buried fuel storage tanks.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143-151.49;

Codifier determined that agency findings did not meet criteria for temporary rule Eff. October 15, 1996;

Temporary Adoption Eff. October 24, 1996;

Eff. July 1, 1998;

Amended Eff. February 1, 2007; April 1, 2005; July 1, 2000.